Make the most of your time here by checking out some of the special events before, during and after NAISA.

Onepū - Atamira Dance Company

Onepū is a striking and powerful new dance work choreographed by Louise Potiki Bryant.

This expression of mana wahine - the intrinsic spiritual power of women has been inspired by a Kāi Tahu tradition as told by their rangatira Teone Taare Tikao in the book 'Tikao Talks - Traditions and Tales of the Canterbury Maori as told by Teone Taare Tikao to Herries Beattie'.

When: Fri 28 Jun 7pm and Sat 29 Jun 12:30pm

Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Tickets: Phone +64 800 BUY TIX (289 849) or buy here


After standout seasons at Auckland Arts Festival and Silo Theatre, Cellfish is touring Aotearoa for the first time in 2019.

In Cellfish, hardened inmates come face to face with a whole new nightmare: Shakespeare classes!

Funny and insightful, this gripping work takes us behind the walls of a New Zealand Correctional Facility and into the minds of its residents.

Starring highly-acclaimed actors Jason Te Kare and Carrie Green.

When: Sat 22 June 2pm and 7pm

Where: The Meteor

Tickets available here

Raven Steals the Light

Lee Maracle, Big House story performer and a keeper of stories alongside fellow performer Columpa Bobb will present this unique performance on a traditional story: Raven steals the light. The significance of the story and the oral version will be delivered the way that stories are performed in the longhouse.  The performance will take 1 hour with time for discussion.

When: Sat 29 June 1230pm - 145pm

Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

FREE entry