Additional tickets on sale

First day of sales is almost over – and we’re thrilled to see that tickets have been flying out of the door. We’re pleased to say that we have managed to secure additional performances of two of the quickest sellers. … Continued

2017 programme out now

The 2017 programme is out now, and we’re pleased to reveal a packed seven-day programme featuring an exciting mix of theatre, visual art, dance, conversation and music from New Zealand and around the world. We will open on Monday 3 … Continued

Two weeks to go!

The programme is at the printers, the adverts are booked, invitations to the launch sent out and we can’t wait to share with the world the amazing line up of theatre, music, dance, comedy, visual arts and Aspiring Conversations. With … Continued

Three weeks to go!

The nor’wester in Wanaka has been driving a few people crazy but we have been ‘nose to the grindstone’ in the office and haven’t really noticed it! You may notice that this email has got a new branding and you … Continued

Fundraising Shopping List

We are starting the year with an innovative approach to fundraising and we hope that you can help us out! We launch the programme in just four weeks time and we just need a final bit of financial support to … Continued

Bringing the World to Wanaka

In a sneak ‘pre-Christmas’ peek of the programme, we are delighted to announce that two international theatre shows will be part of the Festival of Colour next April. From the United Kingdom comes Every Brilliant Thing and from Ireland, How … Continued

Spring News

We love this time of year – the daffodils are blooming, the sun is shining and everything is starting to grow and blossom. Festival Director Philip Tremewan missed the worst of the Wellington winter and spent almost two months in … Continued

Carrying on the conversation

It is two weeks since Aspiring Conversations – our speakers and panellists have all left town and all have commented on what a wonderful time they had in Wanaka. The welcome, the questions and conversations that were carried on all … Continued