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This high energy, enchanting circus show mixes jaw-dropping acrobatic skills with a jet-propelled urban energy.

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Escape with Leo into a world of the impossible ... a gravity-defying show which will trick your brain, challenge your senses and leave you wondering which way is up.

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Anybody Waitin'

We’re all waiting for something, mostly for something to happen: come for good dancing, good looks and a good time.

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Hotel Heartland Season

What goes on behind the closed doors of the hotel room? Theatre at its most intimate.

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Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia returns across the desert sands for his second run at the Festival.


The Jubilate Singers present Elijah, the most popular of all Mendelssohn’s compositions.

The Great Art War

When a wealthy philanthropist gifts a Frances Hodgkins’ painting to the Christchurch Art Gallery, it ignites a battle between art and politics.


Four estranged brothers return to the family home to mourn their father Bob.

Get Off the Grass

Shaun Hendy tells us why we need to start taking science seriously.

A Novel Idea

Stephanie Johnson, Sarah Laing and Carl Nixon talk with Rachael King about their works.