The team from the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is back again, utilising nearly every square inch of Hamilton Gardens for two weeks of arts and frivolity. The festival calendar is crammed with events so to help you out, here's our picks for the first half of this action-packed extravaganza:
2020 Vision: Michèle A’Court
Get sharp and be ready for this solo show by one of New Zealand's top comedians, the irrepressible Michèle A'Court. Her last tour provoked reviews such as '...afterwards you immediately message your friends saying “you have got to see this!”' so don't lose focus and miss out.
- Wednesday 19 Feb, 6pm
- Tickets from $27 Book online now
This will be the opera equivalent of a floral bouquet, sung by some of this country’s most talented young singers. A mix of well-loved moments by the big names like Mozart, Puccini and Verdi, plus a few unfamiliar gems. Perfect for a connoisseur and for someone ready to take their first sniff.
- Wednesday 19 Feb, 8pm / Thursday 20 Feb, 8pm
- Tickets from $40 Book online now
A Walk in Hamilton Gardens
World premiere! This exclusive event will take place in the Medici Court of our Italian Renaissance Garden. Enjoy composer Janet Jennings' musical journey thanks to pianist Katherine Austin, joined in performance by mezzo-soprano Cecily Shaw and pianist Francis Cowan.
- Thursday 20 Feb, 7pm
- Tickets from $35 Book online now
K-Pop Dance Party
BTS! TVXQ! SF9! Meaningless to you? Doesn't matter, the best way to kick start the weekend is with this all ages dance party celebrating the glitzy world of Korean pop music.
- Friday 21 Feb, 7pm
- Tickets $10 at the Rhododendron Lawn
More information: check out the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival website.