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Tauranga Arts Festival 2021

Thursday 21 October to Sunday 31 October 2021


This event has been cancelled


Thu 21 October to Sun 31 October


Baycourt Community & Arts Centre

Aroha mai & sorry


The Tauranga Arts Festival regrettably advise that due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding Covid alert levels and the associated travel restrictions, all live performances for the 2021 festival have had to be cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in 2022.

All ticket holders will receive a full refund. Tickets purchased online by credit or debit card (including Afterpay) will be automatically refunded in full (including ticket insurance premium, if relevant) – there is no need to contact us to arrange your refund. Patrons should allow up to 30 working days for the refund to appear in their account.

People who purchased tickets from the Baycourt Box Office will receive a full refund to a bank account, upon the provision of bank account details. Click here to provide these details via email to Ticketek New Zealand

If your credit or debit card has been permanently closed/cancelled or the card has expired, please email Ticketek New Zealand with your updated bank in order to process your refund. Please note that for PCI compliance reasons Ticketek New Zealand cannot accept credit card details via email. Please only provide bank details or request a call back to provide credit card details. Please note there is a delay in response times.

Presented by Tauranga Arts Festival

The country’s best theatre, music, comedy and writers will converge on Tauranga from 21-31 October 2021 to create the unique magic that is the Tauranga Arts Festival.

Performers include comedians Chris Parker and Wilson Dixon; musicians Tami Neilson, Troy Kingi, Che Fu and The Beths; and speakers Steve Braunias, Catherine Chidgey and Mary Holm. Theatre ranges from The Haka Party Incident, a 20th century history lesson, to the physical theatre of family show, The Artist; from the moving one-man show Hello Darkness to Tauranga Moana’s young people telling us what’s what in News, News, News. Workshops include romance writing and unlocking the stories of fabric.

There is the free family-friendly Tauranga Fringe on 23 October, with its own full programme, a free soundwalk composed for Mauao, ‘Te Manawataki o Mauao’, available for the festival’s 10 days, and a city bursting with visual arts.