Festival Opening: Flaming Arts – bonfires on the lakefront

Three bonfires will be set alight on the beach for our festival opening as darkness gathers. Come join us around the blazing fires for story-telling, for singing, and listening to some fine festival musicians. We’ll launch with a special Ngai Tahu night-time haka after which we invite you to roam and visit the artists featured […]

Street Theatre: Country Life starring Fraser Hooper

Take one award winning clown, sprinkle on some magic, add some eccentric dancing, a water skiing cow and a large rubber duck and you have the perfect recipe for guaranteed giggles. Fresh from the worldwide success of his Boxing show, Fraser Hooper ventures into the great outdoors with another glorious concoction of ridiculous routines. Fraser […]

The Song Dispensary

Your trusted partner for your medical-musical needs! The pop-up Song Dispensary will open its Wanaka doors on Tuesday 4 April in the Armstrong Room at the Lake Wanaka Centre – access from the doors at the back overlooking Bullock Creek. It’s just like going to a chemist’s, except they don’t dispense medicine, they dispense music. […]

Every Brilliant Thing

The worldwide smash hit. You’re seven years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy. You make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. Ice cream Water fights Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV The […]

Dangerous Song

An intriguingly beautiful and moving musical performance that combines the human voice with the sounds of endangered and extinct animals. Planet Earth is entering a period of remarkable extinctions but this story is not told with words, as many people have stopped listening. The story is told through sound, through the voices of the animals […]

The Nukes

The innocent little ukulele is the instrument of choice and audiences will be staggered by what The Nukes are able achieve with it. They are high entertainment – part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash. This talented trio delivers a fine blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post-punk, all with an engaging mix of […]

Sing it to my Face

Barbarian Productions Ltd Come and enjoy a sing-off between generations, a community singing about our experiences. Four local choirs of very different ages express how they really feel about the society we live in. This show pushes at the edges of both theatre and choral work – it’s powerful and surprising, revealing attitudes and issues […]

Street Theatre

Fraser Hooper will bring his fun filled boxing ring to the streets of Wanaka on Saturday afternoon 25 April.

Dark Cloud White Light

This is a fully immersive, multi-media art installation. It combines 24 hour time-lapse photography, landscape art and sound to create an intimate experience of awe and wonder.

The Pianist

Classical clowning meets contemporary circus, to produce a charming piece of comedy about high society entertainment. At its peak sits The Pianist’s pianist.