Wellington's biggest little arts festival turns 25!

12 February 2015

In 2015 NZ Fringe celebrate their 25th Year of creativity, community and chaos.

NZ Fringe poster

NZ Fringe Festival


The 2015 programme features puppets, ghosts, cups of tea, radio shows, a nest, Shakespeare, mind-reading hotdogs, Hillbillies, Fan-fic, divas, a paint-ball fight and a pre-work-dance-party-work-out-sexy-time!

“It’s been 25 years and Fringe artists are still surprising us with their innovation and creativity.” says Hannah Clarke Fringe Director. “Fringe is proud to uphold the mantle of arts that live on the edge and defy category, and with no end in sight, we’re excited to keep being surprised.”

Fringe 2015 boasts 120 events, 700 performances.  40% are free / koha, and the programme includes an unprecedented 14 international acts coming from as far afield as the UK, France & Czech Republic. With over 50 venues all over the city NZ Fringe is taking over Wellington with a riot of movement, performance, sight and sound.

Join the Fringe fun in Wellington 20 February – 14 March 2015, check out the full programme.

NZ Fringe Festival has been staged annually for 25 years since 1990. Creative Capital Arts Trust was established in 2011 to run NZ Fringe and has recently received funding from the Wellington City Council to run an annual street event - CubaDupa. Since 2011 NZ Fringe has grown 140% from 52 shows to 120 in 2014 & 2015.

In January 2014 National Geographic named NZ Fringe Festival one of 10 international ‘Must Do in February Festivals’ and in November 2014 NZ Fringe Festival won the Wellington Airport Regional Community Award for Arts and Culture.