Our 2023 Programme
Our new site for 2023
Founded in 2011, The Performance Arcade is a free, award-winning festival of live art, music and performance on the Wellington Waterfront.
60,000-90,000 Visitors Each Year
Over the course of two weeks The Performance Arcade welcomes 60-90,000 people to experience this free event.
Art Inside Containers
Open directly to the bustling life of the Wellington Waterfront, our iconic shipping containers are sites of engagement - bringing world class art and performance to the public outside the constraints of a gallery or theatre space.
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.
The Performance Arcade whānau have been following the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and its management carefully. Our priority is the health and safety of our audiences, artists and crew. We will continue to adhere to the current Governmental advice and will update our audiences with all salient information as a result of any change in restrictions or guidelines.
To ensure a safe and enjoyable Arcade for everyone, we encourage all audience members to follow these simple steps:
Stay home if you are sick
Test immediately if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms
Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
Keep up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations
Spend time outdoors as much as possible
Wear a mask, especially in crowded indoor spaces