Hamilton Garden Arts Festival 2019

Hamilton Garden Arts Festival 2019

The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is the highlight of the region Festival calendar. Spread over 12 days in the international award-winning Hamilton Gardens, attendees can experience, explore and enjoy acts across a multitude of genres including comedy, music, opera, child friendly events and more.

From 20th February to 3rd March 2019, the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival will surprise and delight, with everything from fabulous Opera in the Medici Court to the scrumptious world of cheese making and back again for a Princess Garden Party. Something for everyone!

Akakite Mai Ituua Tua | Tell me a story

A celebration for all ages of the stories that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Opera at Twilight

Opera Brava have put together a new programme of highlights from some of the world's most loved operas.

Kokako’s Song

Beautifully handcrafted life-sized puppetry and original live music. A little show with a big heart!

Luca Ciarla solOrkestra

Italian virtuosity and creativity

What a Country!

Our favourite comedic country-singing cowboy philosopher brings his unique brand of laconic homespun storytelling and hilarious songs to town.

Olive Copperbottom

Penny Ashton swaps Austen for Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians to crusty life.

The Creamery

Enter the sumptuous world of cheese making

Deluxe Deluxe

A circus-cabaret of eye-opening, cheeky and double deluxe talent!

Yes Yes Yes

Let's talk about consent.

Melanie Bracewell: Melodrama

Winner: 2018 Billy T Award – New Zealand International Comedy Festival

Looking for Alaska

Stunning original songs from Hamilton's foremost folk-pop duo

Sheltering Moves

A reflection on dance, refuge, shelter and community

Conversations with Dead Relatives

Stories that tell you who you are and where you came from. Maybe.

Ben Hurley’s 22 Rants About F*ck

This is not your usual comedy show, this is punk-rock-music-comedy!

The Mystery of the Paper Crane

After 20 years of service as Ambassador, Charles Bramwell is scheduled to return home from Japan to his native England with his family.

Hood Street: The Musical

A wild night on the town in Hamilton!

Princess Garden Party

Join your favourite movie princesses in concert this summer

Pitching a Tent

Their issues aren't what you think they are, and they have nothing to do with pitching a tent!

Tower of Song

A special night dedicated to the grand masters of musical story-telling

Mama Kin Spender

Collective, collaborative, chaotic, traversing the golden magnetic.

Word to the Wise

WTF? Language change, invention and correctness in a social media age

Some Like It Hot

One of the most hilarious, raucous films ever made.

False Divides

How do we get to know each other again?

My Life, My Fight

Biography of one of NZ's most admired sports stars.

Stand By Me – Te Whakaruruhau

The history of a life changing Waikato organisation

Welcome to the Sticks

The most successful French film ever on a rare NZ outing

Something Childish but Very Natural

Dr. Mesmer's Private Army take you on a fantasy journey at the newly opened Mansfield Garden.

Emily Smith & Jaime McClennan

Lush vocals and sublime guitar from two of the UK's most vibrant folk musicians

The Art of Expression

Talking about stuff that matters to young people

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged

37 Plays. 97 Minutes. 3 Actors. Let's do this.

Ancient Shrines and Half Truths

Tripadvisor meets Pokemon Go.

The Rug Preview

A sneak preview of a new local musical!


Sasquatchs are real, and there's one in Hamilton Gardens

Back of the Bus

Catch the dancing bus

The Eye of the Storm

Everyone has their happy place.

He Piko He Taniwha

A riveting show for all

Captain Pinky’s Pirate Toddler Boogie

It's Time to Shimme ye Timbers!

A Year at Hotel Gondola

The whole point of adventures is they never go exactly the way you expect them to.

Floating Opera

Sublime music and a cruise on the river

The Sound of Breaking Glass

Live music and crackling tales


Reflecting on anxiety

The Last Waltz

Iconic rock concert film featuring an unparalleled line up

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