Southland Arts Festival

Welcome the southern-most arts festival in the country!

For more information check out the Festival Guide

Based in Invercargill, at Venture Southland, the Southland Arts Festival is a month-long celebration of the very best in arts and culture. And it’s ANNUAL! 2018’s festival kicks off on April 25 and entertains you until May 20.

Our programme is available now from various outlets or can be downloaded. If you email us we can send you out a festival programme when it comes out. In the meantime, we’ll be updating all our channels so join us on social media or click the Newsletter button to receive email updates, special offers, ticket giveaways etc.


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Festival Events
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Te Hikoi - Christopher Aubrey Exhibition

25 Apr 2018 - 15 May 2018

Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre

172 Palmerston Street
Riverton
9822
New Zealand

Repertory Invercargill - The Last Five Years

25 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018

Repertory House

167 Esk St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Southland Photographic Society - Lenzview

26 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018

E.Hayes

168 Dee St
Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Free

Southland Arts Festival

26 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018

Various

143 Spey Street
9810
New Zealand

Sans Souci: A Tribute to Edith Piaf - Stewart Island:…

27 Apr 2018

Stewart Island Community Centre

10 Ayr St, Oban
9818
New Zealand

CMNZ - Behn Quartet

27 Apr 2018

Civic Theatre

88 Tay Street
Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

C.S. Art Annual Exhibition

27 Apr 2018

SIT Raw Gallery

Don Street
Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Free

Scared Scriptless: Southland Edition-Family Show, presented…

28 Apr 2018

SIT Centrestage Theatre

33 Don St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Preston Russell Law Art Awards

28 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018

Riverton Community Arts Centre

149 Palmerston Street
Riverton
9822
New Zealand

Free

Sans Souci: A Tribute to Edith Piaf - Te Anau: Southland…

28 Apr 2018

Te Anau Club

Pop Andrew Dr
Te Anau
9600
New Zealand

Scared Scriptless: Southland Edition, Adults' Show,…

28 Apr 2018

SIT Centrestage Theatre

33 Don St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Sans Souci: A Tribute to Edith Piaf - Invercargill:…

29 Apr 2018

Repertory House

167 Esk St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Women in Words: Southland Arts Festival

2 May 2018

Repertory House

167 Esk St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Red Leap Theatre - Dust Pilgrim

2 May 2018 - 3 May 2018

SIT Centrestage Theatre

33 Don St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Soft 'n' Hard: Southland Arts Festival

3 May 2018 - 4 May 2018

Repertory House

167 Esk St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

A Bit of a Yarn: Re-Stitch, Southland Arts Festival

5 May 2018 - 20 May 2018

Central City Invercargill

Central City
Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Free

Altered Ground: Etchings from the Collection

5 May 2018

Eastern Southland Gallery

Eastern Southland Gallery Inc, Norfolk St, Gore
9710
New Zealand

Free

White Night presented by What's On Invers, Southland…

5 May 2018

Central City Invercargill

Central City
Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Free

If There's Not Dancing At The Revolution, I'm Not…

9 May 2018 - 10 May 2018

Repertory House

167 Esk St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Diane Ferlatte and Anna Jarrett - Concerts for Adults

11 May 2018

Repertory House

167 Esk St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Butcher Shop Gallery - The Faces We See

11 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

Butcher Shop Gallery

58 Willington St
Waikaia
9778
New Zealand

Free

The Maori Sidesteps: Southland Arts Festival presented by…

11 May 2018

SIT Centrestage Theatre

33 Don St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Set In Stone: Lithographs from the Collection

12 May 2018

Eastern Southland Gallery

Eastern Southland Gallery Inc, Norfolk St, Gore
9710
New Zealand

Free

Diane Ferlatte and Anna Jarrett - Concerts for Families

12 May 2018

Invercargill Public Library

50 Dee St
Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Free

Footnote Dance-Search Engine: Southland Arts Festival

12 May 2018

Scottish Hall

112 Esk Street
Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Janet de Wagt: Coastal Murihiku

12 May 2018 - 28 Oct 2018

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

108 Gala St
Queens Park, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Free

Hopetoun Brown and the Genius of Finn Scholes

12 May 2018

Repertory House

167 Esk St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Toru

13 May 2018

James Cumming Wing, Gore

29 Civic Ave
Gore
9710
New Zealand

Kokako’s Song - Winton: Southland Arts Festival

15 May 2018

Winton Memorial Hall

Meldrum St
Winton
9720
New Zealand

Kokako’s Song - Te Anau: Southland Arts Festival

16 May 2018

Fiordland Community Events Centre

20-22 Luxmore Dr, Te Anau
9600
New Zealand

Kokako’s Song - Lumsden: Southland Arts Festival

16 May 2018

Lumsden Memorial Hall

Flora Rd, Lumsden
Lumsden
9730
New Zealand

Diane Ferlatte and Anna Jarrett - Meet the Tellers

16 May 2018

First on Windsor

72 King St, Windsor
Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Jekyll and Hyde: Southland Arts Festival, presented by…

17 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

Repertory House

167 Esk St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Kokako’s Song - Invercargill: Southland Arts Festival

17 May 2018

SIT Centrestage Theatre

33 Don St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

Kokako’s Song - Nightcaps: Southland Arts Festival

18 May 2018

Takitimu Primary School

Evans Street
Nightcaps
9630
New Zealand

Kokako’s Song - Otautau: Southland Arts Festival

18 May 2018

Otautau Sports Complex

20 Hulme St
Otautau
9610
New Zealand

Songs for Nobodies: Southland Arts Festival, starring Ali…

19 May 2018

SIT Centrestage Theatre

33 Don St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

The Kugels - Repertory House Invercargill

19 May 2018

Repertory House

167 Esk St, Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

The Kugels - Riverton: Southland Arts Festival

20 May 2018

Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre

172 Palmerston Street
Riverton
9822
New Zealand

The Kugels - "Relaxed" Concert in association…

20 May 2018

Ascot Park Hotel

Corner Tay Street & Racecourse Road
Invercargill
9810
New Zealand

A Capella Singers & Ascot Park Hotel Brass Band

20 May 2018

First Presbyterian Church

155 Tay St
Invercargill
9810
New Zealand