PA2022 Artists

Nau Mai, Haere Mai and Welcome to the 2022 The Performance Arcade - our celebration of FREE live art, performance and music on Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington Waterfront. 

This year our artist provocation was KARANGA - a call, a summons, a welcome - and the response has been a programme full of k
ōrero on colonization and hauora, rich storytelling on Māori myths, powerful punk soundscapes, groundbreaking dance and much more public performance magic and fun. 

We welcome you to hear the call to join us this summer at The Performance Arcade!


Associate Director: Graham Frost


Container Series


Due to close contact audience engagement being an integral part of Into the Light, under COVID-19 Level Red we have decided to postpone this event until later in the year.


"My thanks and aroha to everyone involved for their support, we look forward to bringing you this exciting event safely soon." - Into the Light artist Amber Strain

Showing: 13 Feb - 6 Mar
Open: 9pm - 12am | FREE

Amber Strain

Container Series


Fortune Favours Music Series


Soft and raspy, poetic and bouncy, Michael Llewellyn & the Darlings are a six piece band based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. After the release
of their debut record 'Oh My Darling' and the gentle touring of te ika a Māui they look forward to another year of sweltering hot storytelling and raw grooves. Organic, earthy and honest.

Showing: 6.45PM, 26 Feb (Sat)


Music Series