Auckland Arts Festival

11 Mar - 29 Mar 2020

Aotea Centre, Aotea Square, Auckland Town Hall & Bruce Mason Centre


Auckland Arts Festival has cancelled almost all remaining Festival shows effective from today.

Festival chief executive David Inns said the Festival has effectively come to a close following the latest Government announcement to limit indoor gatherings to a maximum of 100 people.


“Over the past four days we have been cancelling shows due to the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and this announcement today means we can no longer continue with our shows.”

The latest cancellation affects tonight’s performances of Estère: Into The Belly of Capricorn at the Spiegeltent by Four Points Auckland, Biladurang, Dimanche at ASB Waterfront Theatre, and Auckland Theatre Company’s Black Lover at Q Theatre.

“The Festival and our artists are of course  hugely disappointed, but we are well aware that we all need to do everything possible to mimimise the potential for the spread of the virus in Aotearoa.”


Ticket holders shall receive a full refund from the point of purchase.  If customers have any queries regarding their booking, please contact Ticketmaster



Taking place each March, Auckland Arts Festival fills Auckland Live venues with an exceptional line-up of theatre, dance, music, circus and cabaret shows from New Zealand and around the globe set to inspire, provoke and entertain.

A globally recognised celebration of art and culture, Auckland Arts Festival is a place for ambitious ideas by storytellers, provocateurs and creators and reflects our contemporary, cosmopolitan city with its many communities.

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