High-end entertainment, abundant feasts and newfound experiences return to Ōtautahi Christchurch. As balmy days return and Hine Raumati brings her abundant bounty to our region, we look forward to revelling in the sunshine of this summer festival with you.

With a programme jam-packed with 42 shows by 60 artists from all around the world, as well as right here in New Zealand, there’s spectacle for everyone.

Headline show Blanc de Blanc makes its Christchurch debut fresh from its triumphant season in Las Vegas. If you made it LIMBO last year, you’ll know that this is an absolute must see. And look out for the Big Festival Galas returning to Isaac Theatre Royal, variety shows bringing you the best of the festival.

Get ready to explore the spectacular! 

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The Spiegeltent Box Office at the Festival Hub 

(Cnr Oxford Tce and Worcester Blvd)

23 Jan – 9 Feb

From 10am daily till the last Spiegeltent show of the day.


11 Feb – 16 Feb

From 3pm daily till the last Spiegeltent show of the day.


Market Square Box Office at The Arts Centre

28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

24 Jan – 3 Feb

From 11am daily till the last show of the evening at Backstage Social Club.


Backstage Social Club Ticket Booth

5/28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

4 Feb – 16 Feb 

From 1 hour before the first show at Backstage Social Club until the last show of the evening.



Read the 2020 Festival Programme online: 


Bread & Circus would like to thank Orion for helping to lay the foundations for a sustainable festival.