Online Shows and Events
Thousands of shows and events have been cancelled around the world due to the impacts of COVID-19. Many artists and arts organisations are putting up events online.
Here are our picks for you to enjoy. We'll be updating this page regularly with more events. (All times are NZ time)
Queer Algorithms – Gus Fisher Gallery
Part of Auckland Arts Festival 2020.
View the exhibition and a series of related events online HERE
Auckland Art Gallery online
Visit Auckland Art Gallery's collection online including blogs, publications, videos and more.
ATEED: Papatūānuku is Breathing
While not a performance, we hope you enjoy this short video reminding us to sit at a distance, stand as one and listen. Papatūānuku (our earth mother) is breathing.
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: Encore Livestream
A selection of favourites from the APO's back-catalogue of livestream performances
Thu 23 April 8.00pm: Mozart Don Giovanni Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi
Find details HERE
Centrepoint 24-Hr Challenge
10 playwrights with 10 actors and a challenge to write, perform and film 10 original monologues in 24 hours. Featuring some of New Zealand's most well-known artists (and many have been a part of Auckland Arts Festival over the years). Tickets $20 for access to all performances whenever you like. Details HERE
Royal New Zealand Ballet Live In Your Living Room: ANZAC Salute
A special broadcast featuring works from the RNZB's 2015 collaboration with the New Zealand Army Band including Neil Ieremia's Passchendale.
Screening Saturday 25 April (ANZAC Day) 10.30am, 1.30pm & 7.30pm
National Theatre at Home Series: Treasure Island
Polly Findlay's acclaimed production of Treasure Island, featuring Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who).
Available to watch until midnight Thursday 23 April
Sadler's Wells Digital Stage: The Thread
Directed by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant, The Thread is inspired by ancient mythology and set to explosive electronic music.
Available to watch from Saturday 18 April 6.30am until midnight Thursday 23 April
The Shows Must Go On: Love Never Dies
The sequel to the massively popular Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies Ben Lewis and Anna O'Bryne is the next musical in The Shows Must Go On series.
Available from 6am Saturday 25 April for 48 hours only.
Royal Court Theatre: Cyprus Avenue
Written by David Ireland (Ulster American), this hard-hitting black comedy tells the story of a man struggling with his past and terrified of the future.
Warning: Contains strong language, discussion of sectarian themes and scenes of extreme violence that some viewers may find disturbing. Available to watch until Sunday 26 April
Gecko: The Time of Your Life
Last year Gecko Theatre came to Auckland Arts Festival as co-creators of The Dreamer. Their 2015 show The Time of Your Life follows an ordinary man desperate to make human interaction in a digital world. Watch HERE
Kieran Hurley: BUBBLE
Kieran Hurley's play Mouthpiece was scheduled to feature at Auckland Arts Festival 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts. His newest play BUBBLE is an online theatre performance by eight actors in different countries who have never met - explosive, experimental and timely. Watch HERE
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More Arts & Culture Online
Find a selection of other arts and culture online galleries, livestreams and events from around the world HERE