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SmartsFest 2015

Schools Meet the Arts at the Festival
Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa!
Artistic excellence makes the world sit up in wonder!

SmartsFest 2015 offers students unique opportunities, through the power of creativity and the thrill of the arts, to engage with the cultures, politics, people and times that have shaped and are shaping the world we live in. 
Come and experience the best locally and internationally-acclaimed drama, dance, music and visual arts and get up close with artists during workshops, post-show Q & As and SmartsTalks.

Scroll down for details of all the Festival shows your students can experience to enrich their curriculum studies.
We have dedicated schools shows and selected evening shows in Auckland’s CBD and regional centres, all at heavily discounted prices for schools.

Click on the images for full show information and the booking form.

Once booked, our Education managers will liaise with you personally to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for you and your students.

Year Levels are indicated as guidelines only.
please call or e mail for further enquiries -

Tracey Marama Lloydd - Programme Manager Education and Community
09 374 0316

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Absolutely brilliant...just as Shakespeare helped shape English, rap has dramati...
Othello: The Remix
18 March Vodafone Events Centre Not to be missed! This imaginative re-working of Shakespeare's tragedy turns the volume up on the Bard's rhymes and rhythms for a new generation to tune into.
It's a deceptively simple tale...... those who open themselves up to it will be ...
The Book of Everything
18 - 19 March Q Rangatira Moving and funny, this enchanting stage adaptation of the children's book, tells the remarkable story of nine-year-old Thomas who, to escape a violent household with a bullying father, creates a magical world where anything is possible.
...that moment when the first light is reflected in the eastern sky before the s...
Ata Reira
18 March Great Hall Members of the NZ Youth Choir, Voices NZ, Kristin School's Euphony and James Tibbles (organ), join forces to perform Bob Chilcott's Canticles of Light.
a feat of super-human movement... you've never seen anything like this*****
19 March ASB Theatre This mind-blowing dance work showcases both the choreographic genius of Akram Khan and the groundbreaking vision of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
As far as Africa is concerned, music cannot be for enjoyment, music has to be fo...
19 March The Civic A heady blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm celebrating the songs of Fela Kuti, a musical rebel with a political cause, renowned for his powerful lyrics to challenge oppression.
The dark forces rise like a flood. Men's hearts are heavy: they cry for peace.
A Child of Our Time
19 March Great Hall An open rehearsal, free for schools, to this stirring, dramatic and incredibly astonishing live concert experience of a unique anti-war oratorio