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 […]

Festival of Colour 2019: Tickets on sale Friday!

Tickets for the 2019 Festival of Colour go on sale from 8:30am this Friday, February 22. To find out what’s on, grab a paper programme – these have been distributed all over Wanaka by our amazing crew of volunteers – check out our website, or hit the Festival of Colour pop up button on the […]

Announcing the 2019 Festival of Colour programme

The Festival of Colour has revealed a packed six-day programme featuring an exciting mix of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and conversation from New Zealand and around the world. The Festival of Colour takes place from Tuesday 2 to Sunday 7 April in Wanaka, Queenstown and Central Otago. Known as ‘the best little arts festival […]

Less than one week to launch!

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has already been announced for the 2019 Festival of Colour in Wanaka. PHOTO: Stephen A’Court The extra-colourful 2019 Festival of Colour programme has gone to print and we will be sharing it with our stakeholders at our launch event on Monday evening next week. Directly afterwards it goes out to […]