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Nelson Arts Festival 2014

Thu 16 Oct - Mon 27 Oct

This year we celebrate our 20th year and to help mark this very special milestone we have prepared a spectacular programme for you to enjoy.

Gao Shan Liu Shui: High Mountain Flowing Water

Fri 24 Oct7:30pm

Gao Shan Liu Shui is an ancient tale of the unlikely yet profound friendship between a master player of the quqin and an untutored woodcutter who understands his music like no other.

White Cloud

Sat 25 Oct - Sun 26 Oct

Join celebrated New Zealand musician Tim Finn in this unique show crafted with award-winning playwright Ken Duncum and filmmaker Sue Healey.

NZ Male Choir

Sat 25 Oct7:30pm

See The New Zealand Male Choir and guest artists Nelson Male Choir at Old St Johns’.

a small act

Sun 26 Oct4:00pm

Purple Cake Day supported by the WOW & Classic Cars Museum invites you to the screening of the multi-award winning film by Jennifer Arnold, ‘A Small Act’.

Diana Whittaker Psychic Fundraising Evening for Nelson Tasman Hospice

Wed 29 Oct7:00pm

Be prepared for a night of laughs and intrigue, while she relays messages from those that have passed.


Thu 30 Oct7:00pm

This is a rare opportunity to see Kelvin working with spirit and maybe even hear from someone you have loved and lost.

The Deep End – Halloween Special

Fri 31 Oct7:30pm

Nelson’s IMPROVISED COMEDY SHOW at the Theatre Royal.You’re in for a great night of comedy in the style of Whose Line is it Anyway?

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Sat 1 Nov - Sun 2 Nov

Nelson Civic Choir are pleased to host Blenheim Choral Society and choirs from Golden Bay and Motueka in a ‘Top of the South’ performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Nelson Cathedral.

The Laughing Samoans – Fresh off Da Blane

Sat 1 Nov8:00pm

Don’t miss the latest offering from one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts.

Minuit – The Final Fling

Sat 1 Nov8:00pm

Don’t miss Minuit’s Final Fling at The Granary – Founders Heritage Park. Tickets are limited. Do not miss out. R18

The Underarm

Sun 2 Nov6:30pm

You don’t need to be a cricket-lover to be entertained by The Underarm.

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