Kai Mahi/Festival Information

Established in 1999 as the Otago Festival Of The Arts Trust, The Dunedin Arts Festival is the region’s premier festival of high quality performing and visual arts. Running from the 12th to the 24th of October 2022 the Festival has a rich, diverse programme that will satisfy the artistic cravings of almost anyone. Jam-packed with theatre, music, dance, comedy and much, much more the 2022 Festival is just the tonic Dunedin needs to celebrate itself after what’s been a trialling few years.  There are two simple 'catch phrases' which encapsulate what the Festival is all about - "celebrating the excellent and the extraordinary" and "something for everyone”, and we hope that we are achieving both these with the programme we have put together for you.

For more information on the festival please contact us at info@artsfestivaldunedin.co.nz


Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ 
Helen Clark ONZ SSI PC
Jonathan Lemalu ONZM

Christine McNamara, CHAIR
Michael Guthrie, DEPUTY CHAIR
Jemma Adams
Karen Billinghurst
Lynley Bunton QSM
Shelley Griffiths
Tony Clear

Charlie Unwin, Festival Director
Ruby James, Administration & Logistics
Helena-Jane Kilkelly, Operations
Ash Dawes, Production Manager
Sarah Wilson, Publicist