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...   

  • edge_header.gif There's alway something on at The Edge Aucklands premier entertainment centre incorporating The Civic, the Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall, Bruce Mason Centre & Aotea Square.Visit  http://www.the-edge.co.nz/Home.aspx  to find out what's on and what to do to get it!            

            

 

  • Cirque du Soleil's  TOTEM    A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind.   22 August - 28 Sept at Auckland's Alexandra Park. TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.   Inspired by many founding myths, the show illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. 

 

  • Don Giovanni ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre. 18, 20, 24, 26 September 7.30pm, 28 September 2.30pm. Nightclub seduction leads to murder and Don Giovanni is doomed dramatically in this flamboyant, forceful new production of one of the world's greatest operas. Mozart's dramatic, sometimes comic opera is one of the most performed, and New Zealand director Sarah Brodie brings it right up-to-date in this saucy, theatrical production.  

Don Giovanni.

  • Auckland On Water Boat Show    25 - 28 Sept. New Zealand's largest boat show, the Auckland On Water Boat Show is taking place over four days at the Viaduct Harbour and Events Centre, surrounded by a host of great restaurants and bars.   

Auckland On Water Boat Show.

 

  • Festival Italiano Sunday 28 September, 11am-4pm. Free at Osborne Street, Newmarket.  New Zealand's largest free Italian event, right here in Auckland. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of live Italian music and entertainment, free children activities, a large Italian market, street restaurants for eating 'al fresco' and a convivial atmosphere.  Organised by the Dante Alighieri Italian Society supported by Waitemata Local Board.  Festival Italiano.

 

Auckland Heritage Festival 2014 - 27 September - 12 October.  Region-wide. Price vary - most events are free.  In 1914, a small country in the Pacific started to send troops around the world to fight a war in a land most had never visited. This year's Auckland Heritage Festival theme is 'courage has many resting places'.  Celebrate Auckland's history and commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the contribution made by Auckland, and the rest of New Zealand.  Discover the colourful and vibrant stories Auckland's communities have to tell. With more than 200 events across the Auckland region, there is something to keep the whole family happy during the school holidays. Auckland Heritage Festival 2014.

 

  •   The Sound of Music   3-26 October at The Civic in central Auckland. London Palladium's lavish and much-anticipated production of The Sound of Music has been seen by well over two million people - and it's coming to Auckland this October.  Starring Britain's most popular soprano, Lesley Garrett, as the Mother Abbess, The Sound of Music brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical theatre stage, including Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, My Favorite Things, The Sound of Music, Do-Re-Mi and Edelweiss.  The Sound of Music tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children through her love of music.  The original Broadway production won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews as Maria won five Oscars, including Best Picture, and remains one of the most popular movies of all time.  This iconic show will touch the hearts of all ages - don't miss it!

The Sound of Music.

 

  • Welcome to the Machine Exhibition at MOTAT - the Museum of Transport & Technology. See in a creative and interactive way how six simple machines can be combined to make more complex machines. Visitors will learn to recognise the basic elements of machines and how they work in everyday life.  What simple elements make up a bicycle? You may know more than you think! Even machines you thought were simple may be more complex than you first imagined!  Experience the MOTAT magic with plenty of hands-on learning for the children, and fun interactive activities such as pinball machines, see-saw's, Archimedes' screw and much more.

  Welcome to the Machine Exhibition.

  • Robert Ellis: Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand  Auckland Art Gallery. 9 August 2014 - 15 March 2015.  Fly high above cities and landscapes via this first public-gallery presentation of paintings by UK-born Robert Ellis.  Large-scale artworks map the arteries of urban motorways, while shields, flags and landmarks are among the symbols representing the artist's adopted home of Aotearoa New Zealand.  Explore the dynamics between transport and urbanism, ecology and spirituality, and Māori and Pākehā.  Robert Ellis: A Place to Stand - Turangawaewae.