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22 – 26 February 2023
Wellington Waterfront
Free Admission
More Info Coming Soon

Our 2023 Programme 

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Our new site for 2023

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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.

Covid-19 Information

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

For more information on how to have a safe summer, click here.

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