Auckland Arts Festival
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The Auckland Arts Festival is Auckland's annual, premier festival of New Zealand and international arts. The globally-recognised event celebrates people and culture, and showcases the unrivalled location and landscape, cultural diversity and vibrant energy of New Zealand’s largest city.
Since the inaugural event in 2003, the Auckland Arts Festival has welcomed over 2 million attendees. For 19 magical days every March, Auckland Arts Festival brings the Auckland region to life once again with creations from some of the country’s most innovative artists and performers alongside a sensational assemblage of internationals.
The next Festival is 12–29 March 2020.
Auckland Arts Festival is governed by the Auckland Festival Trust and the Board chaired by John Judge. Trustees are Rick Carlyon, Angela Clatworthy, Evan Davies, Sarah Judkins, Tarun Kanji, Fred Ward and Angela Watson. The Trust receives core funding from Auckland Council through the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act, and from Creative New Zealand through the Toi Tōtara Haemata programme.
The Festival’s executive team is Artistic Director Jonathan Bielski and Chief Executive David Inns. Significant support for Auckland Arts Festival is received from Foundation North, Pub Charity, Four Winds Foundation, NZCT and The Lion Foundation; Gold Sponsors NZ Herald and NewstalkZB; Silver Sponsors Colenso BBDO and the University of Auckland; and other sponsors, patrons and donors.
The Auckland Arts Festival offices are based at:
44-52 Wellesley Street
Auckland City 1141
PO Box 5419
Phone: + 64 9 309 0101
Auckland Arts Festival has announced a new performance of the smash-hit Raiders of the Lost Ark: Film With Live Orchestra due to overwhelming demand for the original, one-off performance.
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South American magical-realism comes to life in a spectacular retelling of Homer’s Odyssey where Ulysses is a Bolivian migrant worker journeying home.
Moving music-theatre performed by an all-male chorus, Silver Stars chronicles the true experiences of gay Irishmen in their often hostile motherland.