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Kōanga Festival 2020

2 Sep 2020 to 27 Sep 2020
Wednesday 2nd September - Sunday 27th September
Kōanga Festival: Digital Edition - From our whare to yours
Event type: 
Cultural, Festival, Theatre
Online programme at
Overseas, National, Auckland


As Tāmaki Makaurau faces another COVID-19 surge, Te Pou Theatre have responded with a reframing of their annual Kōanga Festival. While they had planned to be able to bring the community together kanohi ki te kanohi – in person – the reimagined free digital version brings new Māori storytelling directly into whare around Aotearoa and indeed the world from September 2 – 27.

Extending over the month of September, Māori storytelling and storytellers will be celebrated by a new presentation of the same components planned for the in-theatre programme. These theatrical offerings will be pre-recorded and premiere on YouTube on Fridays during the festival window, before being available through Te Pou's social media channels, all entirely free of charge.

Full schedule to be announced, visit for up to date details.


Written by

Elephant Publicity

10 Aug 2020