Off Centre


3-5 March 2023

Venue: Arts Centre wide

An arts festival bursting with music, comedy, theatre, food, a market, and vibrant entertainment to celebrate The Arts Centre's glorious restoration.

Once again The Arts Centre will be filled with the Arts! This weekend spectacular is for all ages, bringing to the forefront The Arts Centre’s unique spots, amazing retailers, and stunning restored heritage spaces that are perfect for creativity. Off Centre is a lively extravaganza, celebrating this beautifully restored site, and welcoming the public back in a shamelessly bold and bright new way.

You will be treated to more than 50 events from over 250 local artists who will take to the stage from around Aotearoa. A jam-packed programme will offer something for everyone, from kid’s activities, street performance, circus, spoken word, theatre, dance, through to classical music, local bands, and some well-known names in the New Zealand music industry.

Full programme will be announced in January 2023. 

Headline Acts 

 

Tiny Ruins
Saturday 4 March 2023 Great Hall

Headlining Off Centre is Tiny Ruins, a multi-award-winning indie-folk band based in Auckland. Find out more

th’Orchard Dreamers Reprise
Saturday 4 March 2023 The Gym

th’Orchard Dreamers Reprise featuring Mark Vanilau, Solomon Smith and th’Orchard crew’s first ever single 'Burn It All Down' Find out more

The Tony Chestnut & Richard Rhythm Comedy-Thon
Saturday 4 March 2023 The Gym

Raising money to make more comedy in the 1st World. Find out more

A Baby Called Sovereignty
Saturday 4 March 2023 The Gym

A Baby Called Sovereignty will take us on a journey with local wāhine through impressive indigenous sound, movement, text, and visual arts led by Juanita Hepi Find out more

The Revolver Club
Friday 3 and Saturday 4 March 2023 The Gym

You will need eyes in the back of your head to catch all of The Revolver Club experience - aerial circus, comedy, music and unforgettable cabaret magic!  Find out more

Toi Toi Opera
Saturday 4 March 2023 North Quad

Toi Toi Opera will present some colourful site-specific operatic scenes Find out more

Location map

Arts Centre wide,
Worcester Boulevard

Market Square South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering Common Room Library Biology, Observatory and Physics Chemistry School of Art West Lecture Classics Rutherford's Den Clock Tower Boy's High Workshop Great Hall
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