Climate Hustle


Climate Hustle reveals the history of climate scares, examines the science on both sides of the debate, digs into the politics and media hype surrounding the issue, shows how global warming has become a new religion for alarmists, and explains the impacts the warming agenda will have on people in America and around the world.


Alex Williamson


Best known to his fans for his ‘Loosest Aussie Bloke’ and ‘Bogan Aussie’ characters that reach over 2.5 million of his social media followers, Alex has performed a phenomenal number of shows to a prodigious amount of people. And this comedy juggernaut is only getting stronger as he steams through shows like a deranged Thomas The Tank Engine. 
Alex is back in NZ and embracing his inner sicko in a brand new hour.  Embrace your own inner sicko and let ‘Shooter’ sin on your face. 
Book early! "hilarious... a tour de force" The Speakeasy (NZ)

Kiss The Sky


The Southland Arts Festival is delighted to present Kiss The Sky, supported by The Southern Institute of Technology.

The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) forges its stellar national and international reputation for powerful contemporary dance with Kiss The Sky, a diverse magical experience that grabs your attention from start to finish (DANZ).
Kiss The Sky combines the high-octane physicality of Korean choreographer and composer KIM Jae Duk in his work Sigan with the vibrant aesthetic of New Zealand’s Victoria Columbus in her world premiere work The Fibonacci for an evening of sensory indulgence (Theatreview).

The Fibonacci is co-commissioned by the Festival of Colour and NZDC. In a tribute to the memory of Susan Paterson, the commission is also generously supported by Jane Vesty, Greg Fahey and Brian Sweeney of SweeneyVesty.

NZDC dancers’ versatility, virtuosity and artistry combined with the excellence of the design and production teams (NZ Herald) will leave you dreaming for more.

The Road That Wasn't There


The Road That Wasn’t There, is created by Trick of the Light, produced by Tour-Makers and Zanetti Productions and presented by McDowall Print for the Southland Arts Festival.
This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world

From the makers of The Bookbinder (Southland Arts Festival, 2016) comes an award-winning fairy tale drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature a dark world reminiscent of the works of Neil Gaiman and the late (great) Margaret Mahy.
Combining puppetry, shadow play, and live music, The Road That Wasn’t There is a captivating cross-over work for adults and older children (8 years+).

"Thoroughly enchanting and totally engrossing...a must see show." - The Dominion Post

"Charming, funny and haunting in equal measure.... a storytelling triumph. - Word on the Street


The BeatGirls


Macaulay Mazda presents The BeatGirls’ 21st

A Total Entertainment NZ production

Grab the ones you like to party with, cos this 21st birthday will rock your socks off!

NZ's favourite and most enduring girl group, The BeatGirls, celebrate eight decades of music and only the best-loved songs have made it onto the set list! From The Beatles to 60’s girls’ groups, The Andrew Sisters to soul sisters, glam rock to rock’n’roll, you won’t want this party to stop!

Their outstanding harmonies, hilarious banter and groovy costumes will take you back and turn you on again to the sounds that have inspired generations of juke box fans.  And like any good 21st, the slideshows and archival footage highlight their journey.

Celebrate Friday with A Big Night Out!

Big Bike Film Night


Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

Our 2019 collection has everything a cycling-centric audience could want- action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be utterly Bike-alicious!

Our treasure chest of stories includes... five friends with disabilities attempting a world first human powered ride from Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre 2150km to Mount Kosciuszko in Australia;  a New Zealander who has a two wheel love story to share; a heart-warming documentary about a ‘community mother’ who runs a bicycle training program for migrant and refugee women in Amsterdam; a fixie rider who commits a crime of passion; two pioneering mountain bikers undertaking an adventure in unknown landscapes in Southern Africa; ALL in the mix!!

These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think, and most importantly of all- stories that inspire us to get out and ride. 

So...listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON grab your bike and come along for the ride!!


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