It’s a wrap! Thank you from the 2019 Festival of Colour

The 2019 Festival of Colour is done, and the two words we find ourselves saying over and over again are “thank you”. Thank you to our audiences for their infectious enthusiasm; thank you to our supporters, our sponsors, patrons and benefactors, who make it possible for us to put on a world class festival in […]

Final Festival Shows

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Rolls Into Town The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra rolled into town today with 40 musicians for two concerts – tonight and tomorrow. Tonight’s concert is sold out, but tickets are still available for the final Festival show tomorrow at 11.30am. And at tonight’s performance will be a very special concertgoer […]

Halfway Through Festival But Plenty Still To Come

Images: Ray Tiddy Photography The Māori Sidesteps entertained us all last night at the Pacific Crystal Palace while across town at the Wanaka Yacht Club, the Mount Aspiring College students in Permission to Speak are expressing their thoughts on body image, gender equality and what feminism means to teenagers. Today is the halfway point of the Festival […]

Opening Day – Theatre, Music and More

AND WE’RE OPEN! It’s been an exciting few days as we work towards the ‘official’ opening day of the Festival, with pre-Festival performances from sublime music by Jordi Savall, two shows of the exquisite Rooman, the opening of exhibition Wai Water Wanaka and the first performance of Tree Dancer. Theatre and music feature in today’s performances with My Dead Best […]

Two days to go until the first Festival of Colour event

The Pacific Crystal Palace is going up! Check out the progress of the build on Ardmore Street on the lawn of the Wanaka Hotel – a sure sign the Festival of Colour is only days away. Please join us on Friday for the opening event of the 2019 Festival of Colour – the launch of […]

One week to go: Opening night, a Fringe first and tickets, tickets, tickets!

You are invited Please join us for the opening event of the 2019 Festival of Colour – the launch of the Wai Water Wanaka exhibition. Come along for a complimentary drink and nibbles – let’s get festival season started together! WHERE: Lake Wanaka Centre WHEN: Friday, March 29 @ 5pm More about Wai Water Wanaka: […]

More tickets for sold out shows to be released on Friday

Get your tickets for Bjork: All is Full of Love. We’ve done some re-jigging, and we are dancing a jig to celebrate the late release of extra tickets to all of our sold out shows. More tickets for all previously sold out performances will be released this Friday, 15 March at 9am. You will be […]

New speakers announced for the 2019 Festival of Colour

Achieving peak performance into the 2020s Want to reach your peak in the modern economic environment? Looking for answers as the pace of change accelerates in our workplaces, and our lives? Join us for ‘Achieving peak performance into the 2020s’, an Aspiring Conversations session featuring psychiatrist Dr Tony Fernando and business experts Jolie Hodson and […]

Tickets still available for the 2019 Festival of Colour

We’ve had a huge first day of sales at the Festival of Colour. Thank you to our staff, our audiences, and our volunteers who have helped spread the word, and the excitement, about this year’s festival programme! The good news is we still have seats left for more than half of our shows, so it’s […]