Five things to expect at the Auckland Arts Festival 2017

Auckland Arts Festival 2017 is fast approaching, with the annual event gearing up to celebrate the very best in arts and culture.

A non-stop showcase of New Zealand and International arts, the globally-recognised event takes place between 8 – 26 March 2017.

So what can you expect? We’ve rounded up just five of our favourite things about the festival to get you started…

1. Location, Location, Location

The vibrancy of New Zealand’s largest city ensures the Auckland Arts Festival is unrivalled for cultural diversity and an intoxicating atmosphere. The inspiring setting provides a perfect backdrop to the buzz of creativity, where artists communicate with their audiences and in turn, audiences respond to their work.

2. The festival garden

Whether you stop by before or after an event, or just for a visit, the Festival Garden is always a popular part of the programme. Here, you’ll find delicious food offerings, fun play areas for kids and free performances to entice all ages.

Auckland Arts Festival 2017

3. Gentre mixing pot

There’s loads going on at the Auckland Arts Festival and it all spans the genres of theatre, dance, music and visual arts. The 2017 event will host a number of New Zealand premieres including Cirque Eloize, Horror, Peer Gynt [Re-Cycled], Cellfish and The Encounter, plus many more unmissable showcases. Check out the programme in full.

4. Big name performers

One of the biggest names on the programme, Rufus Wainright will celebrate opera and orchestras with a New Zealand premiere at the festival. Let the American singer, songwriter and composer whisk you away on a stunning musical journey like no other.

5. Family friendly 

Between the art extremes, there are heaps of family-friendly activities taking place too. Grab a loved one and let your imaginations run wild as the Arts Festival challenges your creativity and impulses.

To secure your tickets for Auckland Arts Festival 2017, head to today.