February 26 - March 1 | Wellington Waterfront

Free Admission | A festival of live art & music

What is The Performance Arcade

The Performance Arcade is a free live art event on Wellington Waterfront, run every year since 2011. Audiences have grown to over 90,000 in 2019, attracted by the exciting program of performance art and live music, installed with an assembly of shipping containers that create an innovative new space for performance arts presentation.


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February 25, 2020

People of Wellington and beyond: The Performance Arcade 2020 is here. After a successful opening this past weekend, our artists are all ready to go fu...

February 24, 2020

Weimar era cabaret composer Friedrich Hollaender defined cabaret in the following way:

“Under the cover of an evening’s relaxing entertainment, cabare...

February 4, 2020

The Queens Wharf Summer Series is in full swing, already a third of the way through its programme. If you haven’t been down to the wharf yet, you’ve o...

January 22, 2020

Taking a step into Wellington’s arts and cultural scene can be daunting. Whether you’ve come to the little-big-city for the first time as an end-of-su...

February 20, 2019

Wellington songwriter Michael James Keane has recently released his 8 track solo album 'The Cascade'.
The Performance Arcade sat down with Micheal to...

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