The Festival Garden in 2011 was situated in the newly redesigned
Aotea Square precinct in the BIG little
city. Surrounded by the Festival's major venues, the
Festival Garden was home to the Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent,
featuring the sensational Smoke & Mirrors, one of the
Festival's hottest tickets, as well as the Garden Theatre, home to
the extraordinary Vietnamese Water Puppets, the
Stoneleigh Bar, the TV3 Garden
Stage with its programme of free music, and the Movies in
Parks silver screen, showing free flicks on selected days.
We look forward to sharing the 2013 Festival programme
with you. Look out for the release of this!
Smoke & Mirrors.
Photograph: Prudence Upton
Free Festival Garden Grooves: TV3 Garden Stage The TV3 Garden Stage hosts a free daily music programme in the Festival Garden in Aotea Square, from 5pm on weeknights and 2pm on weekends.
Free Movies In Parks Special Screening Four free programmes of short films from top Kiwi filmmakers will screen under the stars in the Festival Garden, as part of Auckland Council’s Movies in Parks.
Vietnamese Water Puppets The enchanting ancient art of Vietnamese water puppetry comes to New Zealand for the first time...
Smoke & Mirrors A vaudevillian tap dancer, twisted chanteuse, sublime aerialist, death defying acrobats, an ooh-ahh magician – and the odd white rabbit…
Titeres Porno Spontaneous, fun and very rude, Titeres Porno (Porno Puppets) is a spicy late-night show for adventurous Festival-goers…
The Ziggy Stardust Meets Tiny Tim Songbook Creating a unique style that blends drag and performance art, Taylor Mac sings Ziggy Stardust whilst playing a ukelele like Tiny Tim…