The Festival of Colour is the flagship arts event for the region. With six successful festivals under our belt, we are still fresh and stylish and punch well above our weight. We have established our track record with sell-out seasons of music, theatre and dance performances and deservedly known as the ‘best little arts festival in New Zealand’.
- Read our 2014 annual report
Six extraordinary days and nights in the Southern Lakes
The 2015 festival at a glance:
- 63 performances in 11 venues plus exhibitions, street theatre and schools programme
- 11,000 tickets sold
- 51% of our survey responses rated us at 10 (extremely satisfied); a further 43% at 8 or 9.
“The energy, from staff, to performers, to audience – everyone was up”
“Great variety. Original shows. First class presentations. International standard.”
“I absolutely loved the vibe around town it was such a great event I can’t wait for the next one”
2017 – Festival Number Seven!
We always aim for a programme that is rich and diverse – with something to excite, engage and entertain our audiences. The next Festival of Colour will take place 4 – 9 April 2017, and the second Aspiring Conversations will take place 22 – 24 April 2016.
The late Fiona Rowley (Patron Settlor)
Prue Wallis (Patron)
Hetty Van Hale (Chair)
Wayne Findlay (Treasurer)
Lloyd S. Davis
Sir Eion Edgar
Strategic advisor to the board – John Beattie
Philip Tremewan – Festival Director
Lindsey Schofield – General Manager
White Ink Communications – Publicity and PR
Anna McConville – Artist Liaison, Marketing Assistant & Venues