Human rights and LGBTIQ+ people are under attack all over the world. In 2018, the Auckland Pride Festival and Parade will make space and march for peace, love and unity.
Let’s turn our celebration and visibility into a beacon of hope. Show the planet that we are many voices who sing in unity. Protest peacefully about the things that matter to us.
The 2018 Auckland Pride Festival will run for two weeks and three weekends, from Friday 2 February until Sunday 18 February, right across the Auckland region, with an incredible range of events that reflect the unique mix of cultures, sexualities and gender identities in New Zealand’s most super-diverse city.
He pōkēkē uenuku i tu ai! Against a dark cloud, a rainbow stands out brightly!
Bringing together some of the city’s most impressive minds, the Puāwai Festival returns to Auckland from Monday 27 November to Saturday 2 December to champion honest and authentic representation of HIV in Aotearoa. The week full of events is timed to honour World AIDS Day on December 1.
Whakapapa – Panel event hosted by Steven Oates
Tuesday 28 November, 7pm
Voices – Workshops
Wednesday 29 November – Friday 1 December
Wednesday: Sexy Voices with Louise Bochier, 11-2pm, koha
Thursday: Finding Your Voice with Caitlin Smith, 11-2pm, koha
Friday: Using Your Voice with Caitlin Smith, 11-2pm, koha
Saturday: Spoken Word Workshop with Renee Liang, 1-5pm; Presentation: 6:30-7:30
Wahine Toa – Performance presented by b.Terongopai.t Presents and Positive Women
Wednesday 29 November – Friday 1 December, 7:30pm
Tickets: $18 concession, $25 full
To purchase tickets, please contact Garnet Station.
P: 027 4493 953
Gay Sex Drugs – Panel event and bar night presented by Body Positive
Wednesday 29 November, 7.30pm
The Upside Down Gala – Charity Fundraiser
Thursday 30 November
Civic Theatre Wintergarden
Tickets: $25 – $85
To purchase tickets, please contact Auckland Live
This 2017 STAB commission by co-creators Eleanor Bishop and Julia Croft debuts at BATS Theatre Wellington 9-25th November and will blend live projection, erotic literature, science, and the language of Hollywood film to revolutionise the way women see themselves in the digital age.
The Vultures takes Auckland and Hamilton by storm, at Playhouse Theatre on 14th October and Q Theatre from 18th to 21st October, with a story of full of razor-sharp barbs, inspired by conversations of privilege, clean water and iwi Māori navigating through a post settlement world.
An artistic explosion will engulf Auckland from October 7- 15 with Artweek Auckland; a 10-day festival showcasing and celebrating the visual arts and artists of New Zealand. Ten Auckland precincts (Central City, Newmarket, Ponsonby, Arch Hill, Parnell, K’ Road, Devonport, East, West and South) come alive with a vibrant and dynamic programme providing a unique chance to explore Auckland’s amazingly diverse art world, set in public to private spaces, pop ups, streets and everything in-between.
HAMLET: The Video Game (The Stage Show) comes to Auckland for the first time for gamers and Shakespeare buffs alike. Catch it during the school holidays from October 4-7 at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre as part of Auckland Live’s Kids Play programme.
Frickin Dangerous Bro are bringing their unique brand of live sketch comedy out to the people and touring Auckland suburbs from September 23 to October 21 with Frickin’ Dangerous Bro’s World Tour of Tāmaki Makaurau.
Kate’s back! 2016’s smash hit musical That Bloody Woman returns to stages from 29 August to 20 October, bringing this national treasure back to life in a nationwide campaign to rock the vote for this election.
Big skirts! Live music! Ladies on bicycles! This emotional and catchy theatrical spectacular couldn’t be touring at a better time. With incredible musical numbers, tongue-in-cheek asides and a Prime Minister who raps, That Bloody Woman showcases our ceiling-shattering history and asks us to consider whether we have come as far as we would like...
The rebooted production similarly earned rave reviews in Auckland as “the show New Zealand didn’t know it needed” - Metro