Where the arts
come alive


    10 DAYS

    47 EVENTS

    1,200 ARTISTS

    It’s a celebration of the arts in the most magical of settings.

    From music to theatre to comedy, cabaret and more, we’re bringing the magic of the arts to life within the internationally acclaimed Hamilton Gardens, local theatres’ and around the central city.


    Come and enjoy dinner and a show every night from 5pm!

    The Festival Hub Grassroots Trust Stage (Turtle Lake Stage) showcases local talent every night of the festival, with a selection of food and drinks available for purchase thanks to Montana Food & Events.

    Located in the Central Court of the Hamilton Gardens, the Festival Hub is the place to be to soak up the festival vibes, enjoy amazing kai and music, and mingle with friends and whānau.

    Experience more for less with Multi-Buy

    We’ve hand-picked a selection of performances eligible for a 15% discount when you purchase tickets to three or more shows in a single transaction. Please note that this offer is applicable to General Admission tickets only.

    Tickets can also be purchased via Layby, allowing you to spread the cost of your shows across six weeks, interest-free.

    Your new favourite summer read

    Our Programme Collection Points are popping up like confetti. We might be biased, but we can guarantee it is worth finding your local pick-up spot so you can get your hands on the best little summer read!

    If you can’t find one near you, check out our online flipbook.

    Give the gift of the Arts!

    Vouchers to the Hamilton Arts Festival are the perfect gift. Treat yourself or a loved one to a Toi Ora ki Kirikiriroa voucher and make the most of our unique festival experience.

    From music to theatre to comedy and cabaret, we have world-class arts experiences for anyone and everyone!

    Thanks to our Major Funders and Sponsors