New Zealand Fringe Festival in Newtown

The New Zealand Fringe Festival, based in Wellington and held every year in late February/early March, is a community based open-access festival providing the most concentrated mix of new talent across all arts forms in Wellington.

This year brings more bizarre, fantastic, fun, touching, new, weird, experimental, beyond the pale, Fringe to Newtown.

This year in Newtown…

The Life and Rhymes of Billy McGrath

An honest journey of a man finding himself and being supported by the lyrics of life.

Where: Newtown Community & Cultural Centre
When: Sunday March 1, 6pm


A black comedy about death, what and who is left.Three generations of women left to clean up the mess. What and who gives a shit?

Where: Truby King House
When: Thursday 26 Feb – Tuesday 3 March, 7.30pm

Wellistack 2015

Construction jam where teams participants are invited to compete and create the best plastic crate structure.

Where: Newtown Community & Cultural Centre
When: Saturday 28th Feb, Sunday 1 March, and Sunday 8 March, 9am – 10pm

Your Body is a Battleground

Exploration of what society tells us it means to be a man or a woman. And how we no longer connect to this model.

Where: Te Whaea
When: Wednesday 25 Feb- Friday 27 Feb, 7pm

"Fringe is about grass-roots arts and culture and about emerging, developing talent."