Leap fearlessly into the unknown
Anything can and will happen this New Zealand Improv Festival, a glorious nine days filled with 35 workshops, 25 shows, and infinite possibilities.
Descent to the Dungeon of Dankness
Hither to Garage Project Wild Workshop, weary adventurer, for an evening of celebration and specially crafted beer designed to accompany a one-shot roleplaying adventure called Descent to the Dungeon of Dankness.
A beautiful blend
On the Saturday of Mental Health Awareness Week, Get Comfy 2023 presents a charity fundraising festival complete with bands, performances, speakers, stalls, activities, and mental health resources.
Embark on witty wonderings with some of Pōneke’s silver-tongued storytellers at This Could Be A Podcast: Stories Tall and True.
Expect the unexpected
Come support Wellington’s freshest comedians as they compete in the Wellington RAW Comedy Quest Final for the title of Wellington champion and a spot in the national finals in Auckland.
The world’s biggest women’s sporting event is coming to the capital – celebrate football with the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.
The life of a legend
Everyone is invited to the public memorial in reverence and remembrance of the trailblazer, mover, and shaker Georgina Beyer.
Fantastical, mystical, transformative
Lōemis (pronounced lew-mis) celebrates the winter solstice with a vibrant array of shows, foodie events, art installations, fiery ceremonies, and more this June.
Get inked and empowered
Inked and Empowered is a tattoo flash day, art market, and variety show where all artists, performers, crew members, and vendors identify as female, nonbinary, trans, or gender queer. It’s a fun day out and fundraiser for a vital cause.
Experience the incredible
Brace yourself, Wellington: the Armageddon Expo is back and better than ever! New Zealand’s most exciting science fiction and fantasy fair will invade Sky Stadium on the 22nd and 23rd of April.
Mr, Mrs, or Mx Right
Looking for that special someone? A new queer speed dating and drag show combo is coming to Wellington, courtesy of local drag icons Homer Neurotic and Selina Simone.
Enough talk, let’s skate
Combining skating, art, and music, BOWLZILLA is an epic five-day event and the biggest gathering of skaters in New Zealand this year.
For the love of beer
Funk on the Water is the city’s first dedicated sour beer festival! Locals can expect plenty of delicious brews and food along with live music and entertainment.
A taste of arts and culture
The Festival of India invites you to enjoy traditional performances, music, and food during a fun weekend of arts and culture in Kapiti.
Draw your sword!
The Trans-Tasman Buhurt Cup is an epic medieval combat event that will see Australia and New Zealand’s national sides go head-to-head in full sets of armour with blunt weapons and shields.
Wellington’s new team
Tokomanawa Queens are joining the proud list of sports clubs who represent the capital, all while bringing some world-class basketball to crowds around Aotearoa.
Basketball wizardry comes to Welly
The Harlem Globetrotters journey to Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena with their gravity-defying, impossible shot-making shows that leave audiences in awe.
Jokes, drinks, and bites
Cocktails & Comedy is your chance to see award-winning Kiwi comedians perform live by the fireplace at The White Swan during Greytown’s Festival of Christmas.
A celebrated history
St James Theatre has stood proudly on Courtenay Place for 110 years. Finally set to re-open, let’s take a look back at the long and celebrated history of this iconic venue.
Bring on the next 100 years
After being closed for more than three years, Wellington is finally able to celebrate the official opening of St James Theatre.
An expectation to win
As the leader of the most successful professional basketball franchise in Aotearoa, Wellington Saints captain Kenneth Tuffin is helping his side play to their full potential.
Festivals are back Wellington!
With no more limits on both indoor and outdoor capacities, Wellington’s first major festival, Eat Drink Play, is shaping up to be a massive three-week event full of shows, music, dance, good food, and more.
Fun, generous, and meaningful
Golf for a Cause is a local tournament making a difference for hundreds of families around New Zealand. Created by a young golfer, it is all about raising as much money for the Cancer Society as possible.
New Zealand hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup is a significant moment for women’s sport in Aotearoa. Even if the White Ferns do not manage to lift the cup when all is said and done, the overwhelming benefits of hosting this competition will be seen for years to come.
Terror around every corner
Expect the unexpected this Friday the 13th with Race Through Hell, a haunted house extravaganza from Nightmares Containment.
The vinyl revival continues
Various Wellington record stores will celebrate Record Store Day in June and July with exclusive releases, instore performances, and specials.
Classic cars take over Porirua
If you’ve got a need for speed, Petrolheads at Porirua is the day out you need.
Rainbow films take Space Place
The observatory’s popular Sci-Fi Sundays series will run with an LGBTQIA+ theme throughout March.
Eight culinary traditions of Chinese cuisine
Ahead of the Chinese New Year Festival on the 13th and 14th of February, Regional News looks into eight traditional Chinese cuisines.
The finest in jazz
Over 100 gigs will take place throughout the city’s streets, cafés, bars, and music venues.