We’re excited to support Off Centre Arts Festival at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre in Ōtautahi | Christchurch on 8-9 March.

20 Feb 24

Off Centre is a 36-hour festival – two nights, one day. It’s eclectic, exuberant, and accessible. Catch stunning theatre, dance, and virtuoso musicians in many genres – everything we love about The Arts Centre. Friday night features Ōtautahi’s own sensational 1 Drop Nation.

Catch stunning theatre, dance, and virtuoso musicians in many genres – everything we love about The Arts Centre. Friday night features Ōtautahi’s own sensational 1 Drop Nation.

Other top attractions to book are:

  • Hera – singer songwriter
  • Prince Orlofsky’s Masquerade Ball –in the Great Hall, with Toi Toi Opera
  • Katakata Club featuring Dai Henwood – comedy
  • Kā Mōrehu – toi Māori performance created especially for the festival by Juanita Hepi
  • Jolt Dance – inclusive contemporary dance

Some of Off Centre’s listings for tamariki require booking due to limited capacity. Be quick for the international award-winning puppet show, Caterpillars, and Christchurch’s own Music with Michal.

And… here’s more of the lineup:

  • Claudia Jardine’s workshops on poetry and zine-making at The Teece Museum
  • Lumière’s cult classic screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Room
  • The all-new Carnival Alley 3 at Altiora
  • Antapex full immersion light and soundscape
  • Austrian clarinettist Anna Koch with new work by New Zealand composers
  • Orb contemporary dance
  • A Musical Mosaic of voices across cultures
  • Toitū Te Tiriti o Waitangi by Pou Ataata.

Plus buskers, food trucks, kids activities and roving laneway activations. That’s a whole heap of artist goodness. Get amongst it!

The festival starts at 4pm on Friday 8 March and runs till late Saturday 9 March. For more details, check the programme at https://www.artscentre.org.nz/whats-on/off-centre

For more information contact:

Richard Greenaway

richard.greenaway@al.nz

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