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Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora Ki Kirikiriroa 2024

The annual Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora ki Kirikiriroa (formerly Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival) has been the Waikato’s premier arts event for 25 years. Our vibrant outdoor festival showcases an exciting collection of the region’s creative community and a curated selection of national and international touring shows.

With the award-winning Hamilton Gardens as its primary venue, the festival showcases the best of Waikato’s performing artists alongside a curated selection of some of the most compelling shows from across the country and abroad.

In the last three years particularly, the festival has grown into one of national significance; becoming a major contributor to sustaining many artists, arts organisations and local businesses.

Music, theatre, dance, comedy, family events and arts experiences provide opportunities to inspire, and to be inspired, each year.

Update:

Encore Comedy Performance at the Hamilton Arts Festival!

Due to overwhelming demand, a second Garden Giggles show has been added to the festival line-up on Saturday 2 March featuring comedy icons Paul Ego, Tom Sainsbury, Tarun Mohanbai, Nick Rado and Courtney Dawson.

Events

IYKYK

IYKYK

The Meteor, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 7:30pm
Dance

Social Animal

Social Animal

Medici Court, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 5:00pm
Theatre

Mary Bumby's Hive of Story

Mary Bumby's Hive of Story

English Flower Garden, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 1:30pm – more dates
Theatre

The Mystery of the Mummy's Curse 2

The Mystery of the Mummy's Curse 2

Ancient Egyptian Garden, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 12:30pm – more dates
Theatre

Deaf Defying Cunning Stunt

Deaf Defying Cunning Stunt

Modernist Garden, Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 6:00pm – more dates
Cabaret, Burlesque

Kōpū

Kōpū

Emporium of Scintillating Wonders, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 8:00pm
Cabaret, Burlesque

The Ice Cream is Melting!

The Ice Cream is Melting!

Mansfield Garden, Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 1:00pm – more dates
Circus

Sunset Symphony

Sunset Symphony

Rhododendron Lawn, Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 7:15pm
Classical Music

The Festival Hub

The Festival Hub

Central Court, Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 5:00pm – more dates
Festivals

Sculpture Meets Dance

Sculpture Meets Dance

Garden Place, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 12:00pm – more dates
Dance

Wharenui Harikoa - Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole

Wharenui Harikoa - Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole

Waikato Museum, Hamilton, Waikato

Today 10:00am – more dates
Craft & Object Art

La Soupco

La Soupco

Medici Court, Hamilton, Waikato

Tomorrow 6:00pm
Comedy

Captain Festus McBoyle's Travellin' Variety Show
Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!

Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!

Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton, Waikato

Tomorrow 3:00pm
Opera

Big Band Jazz Spectacular

Big Band Jazz Spectacular

Rhododendron Lawn, Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, Waikato

Tomorrow 7:30pm
Swing, Big Bands

The Twits

The Twits

Surrealist Garden, Hamilton, Waikato

Tomorrow 6:00pm – more dates
Theatre

Merry Wives of Windsor

Merry Wives of Windsor

Festival Hub - Grassroots Stage, Hamilton, Waikato

Tomorrow 5:00pm – more dates
Theatre

Woven

Woven

Te Parapara Garden, Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, Waikato

Wed 28 Feb 8:30pm – more dates
Ethnic, Multicultural

Garden Giggles

Garden Giggles

Emporium of Scintillating Wonders, Hamilton, Waikato

Wed 28 Feb 8:00pm
Comedy

The Tempestuous

The Tempestuous

Medici Court, Hamilton, Waikato

Wed 28 Feb 6:30pm – more dates
Theatre

Past events

Tours

David, Cori and Paul "Do the South" Stand-Up Comedy Tour

David, Cori and Paul "Do the South" Stand-Up Comedy Tour

Three of New Zealand's very best Stand up Comedians are headed South for a…

Flavours of Plenty Festival 2024

Flavours of Plenty Festival 2024

Get ready for the culinary event of the year at Flavours of Plenty Festival…

Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora Ki Kirikiriroa 2024

Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora Ki Kirikiriroa 2024

The annual Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora ki Kirikiriroa (formerly Hamilton…

Helios

Helios

HELIOS - told by Alexander Wright with cinematic score by Phil GraingerA lad…

Lift Off Festival

Lift Off Festival

We have ignition!  Lift Off is Toitoi’s new annual…

Auckland Improv Festival 2024

Auckland Improv Festival 2024

Get ready to unleash your laughter and let spontaneity take center stage at…

The Hendrick’s Hootenanny

The Hendrick’s Hootenanny

Discover the curious world of Hendrick’s all month long, at The…

Playcentre Open Week

Playcentre Open Week

Playcentres across Aotearoa are inviting whānau with tamariki aged 0-6 years…

Assembly Room Tunes 2024

Assembly Room Tunes 2024

Join us in the beautiful Assembly Ballroom at Toitoi for our monthly Monday…

Manukau Symphony Orchestra 2024 Season

Manukau Symphony Orchestra 2024 Season

Welcome to a captivating symphonic odyssey with the Manukau Symphony…

F.A.W.C! - Summer 2024

F.A.W.C! - Summer 2024

Welcome to Summer F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic! In its 12th year – and…

EcoFest 2024

EcoFest 2024

Get ready for the ultimate annual celebration of our unique environment in…

Sika - Sound Journey Tour

Sika - Sound Journey Tour

A magical evening of visioning and sound. This powerful sonic exploration…

Kevin Flynn & Doug Chappel

Kevin Flynn & Doug Chappel

DBCT Management Limited  & Comedy Store New Zealand presentsKEVIN…

Boon Sculpture Trail 2024

Boon Sculpture Trail 2024

The Boon Sculpture Trail is Kirikiriroa Hamilton's hottest new event, brought…