What’s On In Wellington this Winter

Foodies, arts and theatre aficionados rejoice! Uncover a world of experiences as the capital sparks to life this winter. It's time to embrace the season and make the most of the number of vibrant winter events happening in Wellington. To inspire you for your next winter escape, we've curated our top pick of events and festivities on in Wellington this June to August.

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West Side Story

The classic musical, West Side Story will be gracing our shore for an exclusive season at Wellington’s Opera House this June. This timeless musical tells the tale of love and triumph, bringing electrifying choreography and astounding vocals to centre stage - Musical aficionado or not, West Side Story is not to be missed.  

When: 6 - 16 June 2019
Where: Wellington Opera House

Secure your seat and witness this musical gem by purchasing your tickets here.

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Doc Edge

With the increasing testaments to the standards of documentary film over the last few years, the 14th year of Doc Edge Film Festival is set to exceed expectations. Showcasing the best documentaries from New Zealand and around the world,The Roxy Theatre and Light House Cinema on Cuba will be hosting a series of screening over the course of Wellington's leg of the festival.

When: 13 - 23 June 2019
Where: Various Venues

View the full programme of films here.

New Zealand International Film Festival

Discover the finest films take to the screen as the New Zealand International Film Festival (NIFF) returns this winter. From the latest arrivals, feature length films, short-films and an array of genres, expect another remarkable year of film delights showcased at this years International Film Festival.

When: 26 July - 11 August 2019
Where: Various Venues

Stay tuned for the full film programme to be released on the 28th of June. 

Pop-up Globe

This is a must-see for fans of the theatre- The Pop-up Globe Theatre Company will be bringing their critically-acclaimed theatrical productions to the road, with Wellington included in their nationwide tour. Witness the Shakespearean charm and wit take to the stage to perform the beloved Shakespearean classic, 'Hamlet', and comedy, 'Measure for Measure'.

When: 31 July - 4 August 2019
Where: The Wellington Opera House

Purchase your tickets here.

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Visa Wellington On A Plate

This August, Wellington's dining scene is set to be taken over yet again by the city's annual culinary festival, Wellington On A Plate (WOAP). If you haven’t yet experienced the wonders of this delicious month-long food festival, prepare for your taste buds to be tantalized. From exquisite set menus, innovative burgers, cocktails and more, if you're a foodie at heart you ought to book a trip to Wellington this August.

When: 1 - 31 August 2019
Where: Various Restaurants Around Wellington

More information can be found closer to the event.