Events

As with any international city that has many exciting events and happenings Auckland is no different. You will find everything in this great little city from concerts to live music, sporting events, exhibitions, performing arts, festivals, markets, workshops and much much more.... there's something for everyone.  

Some upcoming events...   

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There's alway something on at The Edge Auckland's premier entertainment centre incorporating The Civic, the Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall, Bruce Mason Centre and Aotea Square.    

Auckland -  City Concerts and Gigs Guide... there's always something on in Auckland. 

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Q Theatre right in the city at 305 Queen Street. There's always something interesting on. 

                          

At The Beach Exhibition - Free at the New Zealand Maritime Museum, corner Quay and Hobson streets, Viaduct Harbour. One hunded Years of Summer Fashion in New Zealand launches on October 17th through to 8th Feb and is a novel collaboration with the New Zealand Fashion Museum, celebrating beach fashions and fun since the early 1900s.

With woollen bathers and tiny bikinis, swimsuits and sundresses, playsuits and parasols, Hawaiian shirts and more, the exhibition will feature a variety of fashions up to the present day. 

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Music in Parks Sunday 10th January - Sunday 20th March.  Summer in Auckland means gathering with friends in some of the region's most beautiful locations and listening to the best live music we have to offer. Hip-hop, rock, electronic, jazz, opera and more can be found at free outdoor events right across the region.

Acts range from cutting-edge young artists to established local favourites. January's line-up includes Benny Tipene, Maala, Into The East, Kantuta, Lord Echo and many more.  Line-ups still to come include Demon Energy Rock the Park in February, and George in the Park in March - with major musical acts you won't want to miss. 

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Auckland Shakespeare in the Park at the PumpHouse Theatre, Killarney Park (off Manurere Ave), Takapuna from Saturday 16th January - Saturday 13 February. 2016 is the 20th continuous year of Auckland Shakespeare in the Park, where the plays are presented genuinely and as they were envisaged by the "Bard of Avon". 

Seeing them performed with understanding and passion in the intimacy of the amphitheatre venue is a treat that brings admirers every year from all over the Auckland region and further afield.  In this 20th season, two contrasting plays, King Lear and The Tempest, are brought to the outdoor stage. Even 400 years after his death, Shakespeare is still held up as a poet who belongs to the whole world.

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The Phantom of the Opera at the famous Civic Theatre from Thursday 11th February, 7.30pm until 10.00pm  Saturday 5th March.  One of the world's most celebrated musicals, The Phantom of the Opera, is coming to Auckland in February and March 2016.  From the producers of Mamma Mia! see The Phantom of the Opera like you've never seen it before at The Civic for a strictly limited season.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece is one of the most successful pieces of entertainment of all time. It's mesmerising score combined with a magical design and special effects, bring this tragic love story to life. Based on the 1910 horror novel Le Fantôme de l'Opeéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius, living in the dark shadows of the Paris Opera House. 

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Kohi Summer Swim Series   5th November to 24th March 2016 at Kohimarama Beach, Tamaki Drive. Choose from one of up to six distances every night, from 250m up to 2500m options. 

On the day registration is from 5pm-6pm. Race Start (all distances) at 6.15pm and there is a 60 min cutoff. Prizegiving at 7.20pm (up to $24,000 worth of prizes to win).     Swim

Summer in Auckland with cool tunes and hot flicks. Three months of free entertainment begins in January with the 2016 Music and Movies in Parks series.

Roll out the picnic blankets - movie buffs of all ages can look forward to a wide range of outdoor screenings, including... Jurassic World, Minions, Pitch Perfect 2, Big Hero 6, Inside Out, Grease, Ghostbusters, Furious 7. Acts range from cutting-edge young artists to established local favourites and January's line-up includes... Benny Tipene, Maala, Into The East, Kantuta, Lord Echo and many more.  

Movies in Parks 2016 proudly sponsored by Zero Water