4-20 October 2019
Vibrant and rich with story, rugged, soulful and deep, Te Tairāwhiti is home to the creativity of many – past, present and those yet to flourish.
Between October 4 and 20, Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival welcomes the world to Tairāwhiti, with over 70 live performance events from more than 400 national and international performers.
From Raukōkore to Rangitukia, Manutuke to Muriwai, Tikitiki to Tūranga-nui-ā-Kiwa/Gisborne, our region will come alive with theatre, music, dance, whakairo, taonga, light and sound.
Our artists will create worlds of wonder, provocation and poignance - reminding us of the importance of story. They will shine light into dark places and provide commentary on difficult and challenging times. They will also lead us into spaces for reflection, create moments of joy and uplift us.
We can’t wait to welcome you to the inaugural Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival and in to the heart of our region.
Tickets on sale now at www.tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz