Due to the recent community outbreak of COVID-19 Omicron and the move to a Red Light COVID protection framework across Aotearoa, it is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the cancellation of the February offering of Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival. Having moved this once already, the further postponement of the event is not viable at this time.
We will continue to plan for our festival event later in 2022 and look forward to bringing the full might of our creative abundance in Tūranga-nui-ā-Kiwa and the great Te Tairāwhiti region. Our sincerest aroha goes out to all our artists, crew, suppliers, ticket holders and community who have backed and believed in us since the beginning.
Get ready for a spectacular spectacle of queer deliciousness! Dazzling lip syncs, sensational singing and - most exciting of all – special guest transformations!
Following sold out shows at Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival 2020, once again Lady Trenyce Bhone and Ms Lady B, joined by Elektra Shock (RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under), will band together to transform your average looking local personalities into the most stunning and outrageous drag artists you’ve seen this side of the Southern Hemisphere! Packed with wild antics and relentless raunch, an evening in the Dragon’s Diva Den is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face and a rainbow in your heart.
Everyone is welcome. Love and glitter are always the answer.
- Warning - some language may offend
- Suitable for audiences aged 18+
- Includes 15min interval
@ms_lady_bs, @lady_trenyce, @therealelektrashock
Wheelchair seats must be reserved in advance, please ring 0508 iTICKET (484-253).
Please note there may be a lockout policy in place once the show starts, so please ensure you are on time.
The Festival Club bar opens 1 hour before the show.
Children under 5 - Children are aged 12 and under. All children must have a ticket regardless of age. Please note, only select shows have a child’s price.
COVID Protection Framework
By purchasing a ticket, you agree to comply with all NZ Government requirements related to COVID-19, including the presentation of a valid My Vaccine Pass.
Events will go ahead under the new traffic light system if Tairāwhiti is in Orange or Green.
To keep safe and comply with the restrictions, people will be required to show their My Vaccine Pass on entry to festival events and may also be asked for ID. Failure or refusal may result in cancellation of your ticket without refund.
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