Aotearoa New Zealand’s only contemporary indigenous theatre and dance event, Kia Mau Festival returns to Wellington – this year we are thrilled to present in venues across the region from Porirua City to Wellington City to Upper Hutt City.
In its third year, Kia Mau Festival is a heart-warming cultural celebration, led by Wellington’s own Māori and Pasifika theatre and dance companies. Kia Mau Festival is a unique and innovative opportunity for whānau and communities across the Wellington region to engage with tangata whenua and First Nations artists from across the globe.
We warmly welcome you to join us this year to celebrate – 14 excellent events, in six welcoming venues, just for you!
Read on. Celebrate toi Māori. Kia Mau!
A journey – this is Kia Mau. In te reo Māori, kia mau is a call to hold fast. Kia Mau is about us all. Here. Now. Join us.