More tickets now available for The Hall in Wanaka

Our biggest seller this year is The Hall, the world premiere of a small-town family story brought to us from playwright Ro Bright and director Kitan Petkovski, the team behind the multi-award-winning Kiwi heartbreaker Daffodils.

We’ve done some venue reconfiguring, and now have more tickets available for this fantastic show!

The Hall comes to the Festival of Colour in collaboration with Voices Aotearoa and locally-sourced community singers, bringing audiences and choirs together in a ceremonious and frank story about unconditional love.

How to book

ONLINE: The easiest way to book is online through the Buy Tickets tab on our website.

BY TELEPHONE: You can also phone us to book on 022 4 849 669. Leave a message if we don’t pick up, and we’ll call you back.

Children from Wanaka and Melbourne met over Zoom last year to create A Rain Walk. Here they are making rainstorms!

Take a walk in the rain

It’s been an unusual year, one full of difficulties, but also one full of innovation.

A Rain Walk is a collaboration undertaken late last year between children from Wānaka and Melbourne. Together, they have created an audio journey specially-made to be listened to on rainy day. 

Buy a ticket, and you will receive a beautiful box with your instructions inside, and an email with a link to the audio track.

Pick up your box from our Lake Wanaka Centre Box Office, download the track to your smartphone (or MP3 player or iPod), and wait for the first raining day. 

Then, whether in a drizzle or a deluge, alone or with friends or family, we invite you to step outside, feel the rain on your face, and think about your place in a world that is changing so swiftly around you.

One ticket can be used by a single person or a household of up to five people. 

A Rain Walk is commissioned by the Festival of Colour and Melbourne Fringe, with ArtPlay and House of Muchness.

Book for A Rain Walk here. 

OTHER [chinese] needs you!

What does being Chinese mean to you?

We are looking for participants interested in joining OTHER [chinese], an award-winning theatre project examining Chinese identity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This is a chance to hear the different perspectives of Chinese people living here, and the similarities (and differences) between us. Discover the history of the Chinese community in Otago, and how these experiences have shifted over time.

Participants are invited to share their story for a live documentary theatre show, performed at the
Festival of Colour. No performance experience necessary!

Register here.

Supporter’s corner: words from our sponsors

Thank you Condon Scott for joining us this year as a Local Business Sponsor.

Condon Scott Architects Ltd is a boutique, award-winning NZIA registered architectural practice based in Wanaka. Our studio offers strong design-led architecture and focuses on integrating our clients’ needs with sound building practices to maximise the potential of each project.

We feel extremely fortunate to be designing homes in this beautiful alpine town, and we seek to capitalise on each site’s natural landscape and unique environmental conditions. We are very pleased to support the wonderful Festival of Colour initiative.


Arts in our region

Wakatipu Music Festival paid apprenticeships

The Wakatipu Music Festival is now receiving applications for nine paid apprenticeships.

If you have a passion for the arts, are based in Central Otago, can legally work in New Zealand and have some interest and knowledge in areas like marketing and communications, catering, AV tech, stage management and production, they want to hear from you.

Mentored by a professional who is a leader in their field, their apprentices will deliver the presentation of the Wakatipu Music Festival.

Applications close Monday 22 March.

Learn more and apply here.