Tāpuia ō Tīkiti · How to Book

Some events in Te Hui Ahurei are presented and organised by the venues, artists and companies themselves, so the Festival does not organise their ticketing. To purchase tickets for any event, head to the ‘Book Now’ button on each Event page.

If you have questions about how to book for an event, you can contact Te Hui Ahurei:


04 473 0149


or you can contact the Venue or ticketing service directly.

Kōwhiria Tō Utu · Choose Your Price

We believe that art is vital to personal and community wellbeing, and these benefits should be available to all. As part of our mission to make art more accessible to more New Zealanders we are using our values-driven ticketing platform for 2023 called Kōwhiria Tō Utu-Choose Your Price for a range of performances across Te Hui Ahurei. Choose Your Price puts the power of price in your hands. You decide.


Come on in. Our most affordable tickets welcome you to choose your seat anywhere in the venue.


If you are looking to support the arts in a way that better fits your budget, this is the price for you.


The recommended price, enabling us to continue delivering arts experiences for all.


By paying a little more, you’re creating opportunities for others to attend while supporting those who make these events possible.


Thank you for your generosity! Each Tōtara ticket purchased subsidises lower priced tickets, helping us open doors to new experiences for more people.

On each Event page, it will say if you can Choose Your Price under ticketing information.

Ngā Whakahokinga Moni · Refunds

If Ngā Kapa Haka o Te Matatini is cancelled due to COVID-19, tickets will be refunded. Read our COVID-19 policy. If any other paid event is cancelled, please contact the ticketing service directly for their refund policy.

Ngā Whakaaturanga Koreutu · Free Events

Many events in the Te Hui Ahurei programme are free. For these events, you may need to register your attendance. Use the same process as you would when purchasing tickets: visit the respective event page, click on 'Register Here', and follow the prompts to reserve your seat/s.