Past Event18 Mar 2022

Full Moon Folk Ball

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall


UPDATE 10 Feb 2022: On behalf of AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL, we regret to announce that due to New Zealand moving to RED under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, Full Moon Folk Ball has been CANCELLED.

AAF and the artists are currently exploring options to present the show DIGITALLY online instead. More details will be announced in the coming week.

If you are in a position to consider donating your ticket refund, or a portion of it, to support future AAF commissioning and presentation of New Zealand artists’ work, AAF would be extremely grateful. Please find more information HERE .

Auckland Arts Festival’s current list of show updates can be found HERE and AAF’s COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions HERE

In most cases, Ticketmaster will process refunds automatically to the credit card used to complete the transaction. If you have purchased tickets from the Box Office or Outlet using Cash or EFTPOS, please contact Ticketmaster here 


A sold-out highlight from the 2021 Festival, the social dance event of the year returns. 

Join us for a joyful evening that celebrates humanity and connection through exuberant live music and social dance traditions from around the world. Gathering is the very antithesis of the challenges that have confronted us over the past two years, so it’s no surprise that after prolonged distance, we crave expression through music and dance – together! 

From pre-teens to the young at heart, easy to learn circle, contra, and partner dances will be cause for smiling and laughter, while also acknowledging the difficult times we have been through. This event affirms what’s truly essential to our being: contact and engagement with friends, family, and strangers, alike. 

No experience or partner necessary. Just put on your best folk ball outfit and get ready for New Zealand dance icon Michael Parmenter to guide you through “a moment of shared magic” (Theatreview). 


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