About the Festival
The World came to Tauranga...
Established in 1999 we are Tauranga's flagship arts festival. We deliver world-class programme direct from leading artists and performers at the peak of their practice. It's a live experience that you don't have to travel to Auckland for or be living in London - it happens right here in Tauranga.
We aim to give everyone in our community the opportunity to experience world-class performances and exhibitions from New Zealand and overseas.
The Festival activates the Tauranga CBD, presenting performances and exhibitions from the Pacific Crystal Palace, Baycourt, the Tauranga Art Gallery and throughout the streets. But it doesn't stop there.