Founded in 2011, The Performance Arcade is a free, award-winning festival of live art, music and performance on Wellington Waterfront.
60,000-90,000 visitors each year
The event is experienced by 60-90,000 people over the course of two weeks.
Art inside Containers
Opening onto the bustling life of the Wellington Waterfront, we use shipping containers as sites of engagement with art and performance practices outside the familiar constraints of gallery or theatre spaces.
Local & international artists
Every year, an exciting selection of performance and installation works from acclaimed performance artists sit alongside a line-up of Aotearoa’s best live music.