WHAT’S ON

After six years, including two cancelled Aspiring Conversation programmes, we're thrilled to share this year's outstanding lineup of speakers and artists.
In these challenging times, it's crucial to gather, discuss, listen, and reflect on issues impacting our community and the world. We're excited to have Kathryn Ryan back to chair several sessions, bringing her experience, warmth, and wit to enrich our conversations.
Heartfelt thanks to our supporters, funders, benefactors, and patrons—without you, this programme wouldn't be possible!  
-Wānaka Festival Team

2023 PROGRAMME

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DANCE
DANCE

Monday 27 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

SELLING FAST
CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Friday 5 April

Aspiring Conversations

DANCE
DANCE

Wednesday 29 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Friday 5 April

Aspiring Conversations

SELLING FAST
CONVERSATIONS
MUSIC

Sunday 7 April

Aspiring Conversations

THEATRE
THEATRE

Friday 31 March, Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Saturday 6 April

Aspiring Conversations

THEATRE
THEATRE

Tuesday 28 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Sunday 7 April

Aspiring Conversations

MUSIC
MUSIC

Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Sunday 7 April

Aspiring Conversations

MUSIC
MUSIC

Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS
MUSIC
MUSIC

Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

SELLING FAST
CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Saturday 6 April

Aspiring Conversations

THEATRE
THEATRE

Thursday 30 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Saturday 6 April

Aspiring Conversations

DANCE
DANCE

Tuesday 28 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Friday 5 April

Aspiring Conversations

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Ten events Friday 5 - Sunday 7 April

Aspiring Conversations

THEATRE
THEATRE

Wednesday 29th March, Thursday 30th March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

SOLD OUT
CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Saturday 6 April

Aspiring Conversations

COMEDY
THEATRE
COMEDY

Thursday 30 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

THEATRE
THEATRE

Monday 27 March, Tuesday 28 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

SOLD OUT
CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Thursday 4 April

Aspiring Conversations

MUSIC
MUSIC

Monday 27 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

SOLD OUT
CONVERSATIONS

Friday 5 April

Aspiring Conversations

MUSIC
MUSIC

Tuesday 28 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

SOLD OUT
THEATRE
THEATRE

Saturday 6 April

Aspiring Conversations

MUSIC
MUSIC

Wednesday 29 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

MUSIC
MUSIC

Thursday 30 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

MUSIC
MUSIC

Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

COMEDY
MUSIC
COMEDY

Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

COMEDY
MUSIC
COMEDY
THEATRE
THEATRE

Monday 27 – Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

THEATRE
THEATRE

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

DANCE
DANCE

Wednesday 29 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

MUSIC
MUSIC

Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

THEATRE
THEATRE

Friday 31 March, Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
FREE

Friday 31 March - Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
VISUAL ARTS
FREE

Sun 26 March -Sun 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
VISUAL ARTS
FREE

Friday 31 March, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
FREE

Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FEAST
FEAST

Tuesday 28 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Wednesday 29 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Friday 31 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

CONVERSATIONS
CONVERSATIONS

Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
FREE

Tuesday 28 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

MUSIC
MUSIC

Thursday 30 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
FREE

Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
FREE

Friday 31 March & Saturday 1 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
FREE

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
VISUAL ARTS
FREE

Exhibition opening 24 March 5 - 7 pm & Artist Talk 25 March 11am

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
FREE

Sunday 26 March

Wānaka Festival of Colour

FREE
FREE

Monday 27 March - Sunday 2 April

Wānaka Festival of Colour