March 26

Beautiful. Funny. Impossible.
LA SOIRÉE
8 - 26 March Spiegeltent, Aotea Square An international sensation bringing the crème de la crème of twisted cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and circus to the Spiegeltent this Festival. shortlist
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★★★★ Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever...
Every Brilliant Thing
21 - 26 March Q Rangatira A very sad mother tries to take her own life, so her child makes a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love. shortlist
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a razor-sharp delight
Horror
21 - 26 March The Civic Dust off your wooden stake, polish your crucifix, stock up on holy water and experience arterial splatter live on stage at this sensationally scary event. shortlist
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★★★★ this is a very, very funny show ... and one to fall in love with
How To Keep An Alien
22 - 26 March Q Loft In this touching play comedian Sonya Kelly presents a funny, tender memoir about securing an Irish visa for her Australian partner. shortlist
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STUNNING MUSIC UNDERSCORES A UNIQUELY NEW ZEALAND OPERA
The Bone Feeder
23 - 26 March ASB Waterfront Theatre A unique New Zealand opera incorporating Chinese, Māori and Western instruments. Imaginatively scored by Gareth Farr and written by poet and playwright Renee Liang. shortlist
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selling fast
visceral, emotional intensity blended with impressive technical excellence
Natalia Osipova & Guests
24 - 26 March ASB Theatre This triple-bill showcases the out-of-this-world technique, vivid characterisation and electrifying energy of classical ballerina Natalia Osipova. Choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant and Arthur Pita. shortlist
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Mai ngā hau e whā, kua tae mai nei ki Aotearoa,
Nā te aroha, nā te kotahitanga,...
WHĀNUI
8 - 26 March Auckland Wide A series of new participatory works that come from partnerships between established artists and the creative communities of Tamakai Makaurau. FREE throughout Auckland. shortlist
ANTARCTICA is an installation celebrating the pristine scenery of the awe-inspir...
ANTARCTICA – while you were sleeping
24 - 26 March Auckland War Memorial Museum A celebration of the pristine scenery of Antarctica, this installation is a one-to-one scale projection of an iceberg on the walls of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. shortlist
such a high-calibre garden! What an absolute delight

loved the Festival Garde...
Festival Garden
8 - 26 March Aotea Square While away the summer nights, grab a bite to eat, meet friends, check out Festival artists and sink into some original sounds before heading to a show. shortlist
The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry
Picturing Asia: Double Take
8 - 26 March Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery Picturing Asia, an exhibition at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, features photographs of Asia by two great masters of documentary photography: Brian Brake and Steve McCurry. shortlist
A large-scale sculpture by artist Yona Lee that explores the structure and pulse...
In Transit (Arrival)
11 - 26 March Te Tuhi Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Yona Lee’s large-scale sculpture made of stainless steel tubing, explores the structure and pulse of civilisation. shortlist
This dynamic installation by three artists involved in eco-activism celebrates o...
The Halo Project
8 - 26 March The Playspace An installation that celebrates our native birdlife through visual art and sound and that acknowledges the many positive impacts of New Zealand’s restored habitats and sanctuaries. shortlist