Schools to Festival programme

With the support of the TOI Foundation, New Plymouth District Council, CNZ and Tranzit, Taranaki Arts Festival offer students a Schools to Festival Programme. Whilst not part of the Cabaret season, Taranaki Arts Festival Trust offers students throughout Taranaki the opportunity to experience The Haka Party Incident, by Katie Wolfe in late June.

After tour cancellations in 2021, this gives Taranaki audiences the opportunity to experience this provocative, resonant and unforgettable theatre performance. It is honestly, not to be missed. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Schools Programme, please contact: [email protected]


The Taranaki Arts Festival Trust believes we have a responsibility to give as many school children as we can, access to performing arts. Exposure to arts and culture has many positive effects on the community’s wellbeing and the future of our next generation.

Over the last 30 years, our Schools Programme has given thousands of school children the opportunity to experience the arts who may not otherwise be able to.

Pay It Forward, Keep Arts Thriving invites you to purchase a ticket, at the checkout of your purchase, that will create an opportunity for a Taranaki school child to experience a live performing art show right here in our community. 

Your $5 donation goes a long way to ensure that Arts Thrive Here for the next 30 years.

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