Warm your minds with Aspiring Conversations

The Festival of Colour is in full swing and we’re loving seeing the buzz and vibrancy. Everyone who has managed to catch Every Brilliant Thing has raved about this wonderful show and it’s feedback like this which warms our hearts:  “… was absolutely bloody amazed at how good “Every Brilliant Thing” was. Incredible. Very touching. […]

Festival opens with bonfires and song

Welcome to the seventh Festival of Colour – it’s been a busy few days at Festival HQ and we’re delighted to see our audiences loving the shows already gracing our various stages. More than 850 people turned out on a beautiful evening on Monday night for the opening night event ‘Flaming Arts – Bonfires on […]

Lloyd Geering speaker replacement

It is with regret that Lloyd Geering has had to cancel his speaker session at Aspiring Conversations on Friday 7 April. Due to the ill health of his wife he is no longer able to travel. We wish her well for a speedy recovery. Lloyd will be replaced by world champion mountain biker Scarlett Hagan. […]

Additional tickets released

We have some additional tickets now available for some of our most popular shows. These will be available online or by phone 022 4 849 669 from 12pm noon on Friday 17th. These tickets are available on a first come first served basis. Performances with tickets now available are:- All performances of Every Brilliant Thing […]

Additional Aspiring Conversations session added

We are so pleased to announce another Aspiring Conversations session, thanks to our partners at McKinsey & Co who are bringing two top international speakers to Wanaka. The session entitled ‘Innovation & Disruption’, has two panellists at the forefront of technological development and they will discuss the constantly changing technological landscape and how it is […]

Festival touring programme and Rima Te Wiata speaks at cocktail party fundraiser

The Festival of Colour has its home very much in Wanaka but our touring programme reaches out to the communities of the Southern Lakes taking some of our finest shows to the community halls around the district. This year we take Annabel Wilson’s brand new play No Science to Goodbye to Glenorchy. The mountain landscape […]

Glitzy cocktail party fundraiser

Dust off the glad rags and get in the party mood the week before the Festival starts with our glitzy fundraising cocktail party which will feature an auction of a variety of sought-after items as it kicks off Festival celebrations on Monday 27 March. It’s the first time we have held our own fundraising event […]

Hidden gems of the Festival

Wow! What a bumper week of ticket sales – thanks to everyone for supporting the seventh Festival of Colour. Record ticket sales resulted in extra performances being added for three shows – new local play No Science to Goodbye at Rippon Hall in Wanaka, award-winning British play Every Brilliant Thing, and comedian Jamie Bowen’s Heart […]

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. Tickets for both performances will go on sale at 11am tomorrow, Saturday 18th February. Jamie […]

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 April with ‘Flaming Arts’  bonfires, story-telling and song on Wanaka’s lakefront. This year we are […]