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Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival 2022

The 8th annual Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival in October is now available to book as well as the winter Taster series. The programme is a varied and accessible offering across a range of arts forms, including theatre, music, dance, opera, comedy, family events, visual arts and a weekend of literary events. With 65 shows over the two-week period from 14-30th October 2022, there is something for everyone. 

Printed programmes are available to pick up from local cafés, galleries, libraries and i-sites across the Hawke’s Bay region or an electronic version is available online.

Events

HBAF - Che Fu and the Kratez: Return of the Navigator

HBAF - Che Fu and the Kratez: Return of the Navigator

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Tomorrow 8:00pm
Hip Hop, Rap

HBAF 2022 Taster Series - Reb Fountain IRIS Tour

HBAF 2022 Taster Series - Reb Fountain IRIS Tour

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Sat 27 Aug 8:00pm
Alternative, Indie

HBAF 2022 - UKU Clay Ceramics Awards 2022

HBAF 2022 - UKU Clay Ceramics Awards 2022

Hastings Community Arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Mon 3 Oct 9:30am – more dates
Craft & Object Art

HBAF 2022 - Wāhine

HBAF 2022 - Wāhine

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Tue 4 Oct 10:00am – more dates
Photography

HBAF 2022 - Frazey Ford and the Quiet Revolution

HBAF 2022 - Frazey Ford and the Quiet Revolution

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Fri 14 Oct 7:30pm
Singer-Songwriter

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Sat 15 Oct 7:30pm
Musicals

HBAF 2022 - Thinning

HBAF 2022 - Thinning

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Sat 15 Oct 4:00pm
Theatre

HBAF 2022 - Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark

HBAF 2022 - Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark

Napier CBD, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Sat 15 Oct 6:00pm
Festivals

HBAF 2022 - Whiria!

HBAF 2022 - Whiria!

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Sat 15 Oct 10:00am
Craft & Object Art

HBAF 2022 - Ko Au by Projekt Team

HBAF 2022 - Ko Au by Projekt Team

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Sun 16 Oct 4:00pm – more dates
Dance

HBAF 2022 - Thoroughly Modern Māui

HBAF 2022 - Thoroughly Modern Māui

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Sun 16 Oct 7:30pm
Theatre

HBAF 2022 - Skin Tight

HBAF 2022 - Skin Tight

MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Tue 18 Oct 7:30pm
Theatre

CMNZ presents Letters from Iraq

CMNZ presents Letters from Iraq

Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Wed 19 Oct 7:00pm
Classical Music

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

HBAF 2022 - Tell Me on a Sunday

The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Wed 19 Oct 7:00pm – more dates
Festivals

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

Meeanee Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Wed 19 Oct 7:00pm
Covers, Tribute Bands

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

Ongaonga Community Hall, Ongaonga, Central Hawke's Bay

Thu 20 Oct 7:00pm
Covers, Tribute Bands

HBAF 2022 - Pax Assadi - Handsome Boy

HBAF 2022 - Pax Assadi - Handsome Boy

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Thu 20 Oct 9:00pm
Comedy

HBAF 2022 - Anthonie Tonnon - Leave Love Out of This

HBAF 2022 - Anthonie Tonnon - Leave Love Out of This

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Thu 20 Oct 7:30pm
Singer-Songwriter

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

HBAF 2022 - Jackie Goes Prima Diva!

Twyford Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Fri 21 Oct 7:00pm
Covers, Tribute Bands

HBAF 2022 - Teremoana Rapley:  Daughter of a Housegirl

HBAF 2022 - Teremoana Rapley: Daughter of a Housegirl

MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Fri 21 Oct 7:30pm
Singer-Songwriter

Past events

Tours

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ISCM-ACL World New Music Days

ISCM-ACL World New Music Days

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The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend 2022

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend 2022

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend has a huge variety of walks. We walk many…

HB Readers and Writers

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Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival 2022

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Spring Fling

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Nelson Clay Week

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The Whale Rider - Live On Stage

The Whale Rider - Live On Stage

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Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny Tour

Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny Tour

Star of the UK’s most-streamed Netflix comedy special of 2021, Jimmy is…

Gilbert & George: The Tāmaki Makaurau Exhibition 2022

Gilbert & George: The Tāmaki Makaurau Exhibition 2022

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Anita Wigl'it - The Life Of A Funny Girl

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From 'RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE' TO AOTEAROA - NZ-wide tour!! Get to know Anita…

The Feelers - COMMUNICATE 21st Anniversary Tour

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Stormzy - The World Tour 2022

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Mel Parsons Slow Burn Album Release Tour 2022

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One of Aotearoa’s favourite touring acts, award-winning indie-folk…