Summer and Autumn Events in Wellington
In Wellington, there's always a live performance on offer. The city is home to major national arts companies, including the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the NZ Symphony Orchestra and a vibrant theatre scene.
Aotearoa NZ Festival of the Arts
February 21st - March 20th 2022
The New Zealand Festival is Aotearoa’s leading celebration of cutting-edge culture. For three weeks, once every two years, the Festival transforms Wellington into a thriving, enlivening festival city, abuzz with the best arts and artists from around the world.
ICC Women's Cricket World Cup
March 13th - 30th 2022
Come and support the White Ferns as they compete in the world’s largest women’s cricket tournament - the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. Seven of the World Cup matches will be held in Wellington’s historic Basin reserve, including the much-anticipated Trans-Tasman showdown and the gripping semi-final.
Jim Beam Homegrown
March 19th 2022
End your summer on a high note with Wellington’s epic festival of homegrown Kiwi music. Spread across multiple stages in a stunning central waterfront location, Jim Beam Homegrown features something for every taste with from rock to reggae, dub ‘n’ roots, pop, hip hop, and electronic.
March 26th - 27th 2022
CubaDupa is New Zealand’s largest free-access performance festival. It is a festival of, and on the street. It celebrates the vibrancy and creative spirit of Wellington against the backdrop of the Cuba Street precinct. Combining artists from local, national and global stages our focus is about enriching the community with artistic excellence.