Online Shows and Events

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
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Part of Auckland Arts Festival 2020. 
View the exhibition and a series of related events online HERE

Auckland Art Gallery online

Screen Shot 2020 04 09 at 4.11.19 PMVisit Auckland Art Gallery's collection online including blogs, publications, videos and more.
Explore  HERE 


ATEED: Papatūānuku is Breathing

Screen Shot 2020 04 17 at 3.48.15 PMWhile 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.
Watch HERE

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: Encore Livestream

APO 2019 Giordano Bellincampi credit Adrian MallochA 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

centrepoint10 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
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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
Watch HERE

National Theatre at Home Series: Treasure Island

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Polly Findlay's acclaimed production of Treasure Island, featuring Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who).
Available to watch until midnight Thursday 23 April
Watch HERE

Sadler's Wells Digital Stage: The Thread
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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
Watch HERE 

The Shows Must Go On: Love Never Dies

Love Never DiesThe 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.
Watch HERE

Royal Court Theatre:
Cyprus Avenue

Cyprus AveWritten 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
Watch HERE

Gecko: The Time of Your Life

Screen Shot 2020 04 14 at 9.48.56 AMLast 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

Screen Shot 2020 04 14 at 9.51.25 AMKieran 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

Documentaries Online
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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