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Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts is making a space for you, your friends, whānau (family) and communities. Space to experience an emotional journey, to discover more about yourself and others, and to come together through the arts. Running every two years since 1986, Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts is the nation’s largest celebration of cutting-edge arts experiences based in the Wellington region. Its 24 day programme features free and family events including music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and more.

Creative Director: Marnie Karmelita

Director Nga Toi Māori: Mere Boynton

Executive Director: Meg Williams

2024: 23 February—17 March

2022: 21 February—20 March

2020: 21 February—15 March