The 2015 festival is a wrap and we’re now reflecting on what was an amazing week of world class performances, standing ovations, sell out shows and truly magical moments. A huge thank you to everyone who came to shows, our performers, staff, volunteers and of course our sponsors, patrons and benefactors.


The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour is an exciting biennial celebration of the arts. Six exciting days and nights of astounding performances and inspiring exhibitions set against the spectacular autumnal backdrop of the Southern Lakes.

The Festival is based in Wanaka but reaches out to the wider region – to Queenstown, Luggate, Hawea and Cromwell.

The next festival will take place April 2017 and will feature top theatre, music, dance and visual arts from local, national and international performers.

The 2015 photo gallery will be live soon but in the meantime, click here to view some of the 2015 highlights

We hope you’ll join us for some ‘Aspiring Conversations‘ on the off year which will take place 22 – 24 April 2016.

Photo credits: Simon Darby