We’ve got your one-stop guide to free, school holiday activities right here! Join Auckland Live in Aotea Square for two weekends filled to the brim with free films and an impressive circus programme. Plus, don’t miss the highly anticipated Latin Fiesta, kicking off the holidays from 17 – 18 April.
Get the whānau together and make the most of it! Check out the full programme below.
16 - 18 April
¡Vamos a la fiesta!
Prepare to party all weekend long as the Auckland Latin Fiesta brings the exciting sounds, tastes, and experiences of Latin American culture to the heart of the city.
I am Greta - Film Screening | 6PM
Aotea Square, scene of the School for Climate Change gathering in 2019, is the setting for this free, outdoor screening of the documentary I am Greta, coinciding with the celebration of Earth Day.
Motuhake on the Digital Stage
23 - 24 April, 3PM & 30 April - 1 May 3.15PM
You first saw them on the stage, now you can see them on the big screen! Jandel J and the Funky Friends are back with a film screening of Motuhake on the Auckland Live Digital Stage.
Circus in the Square – Rise and Shine (Weekend One)
23rd & 24th April
Whānau Flow - Storytime Yoga and Live Music | 11am
Guided by a yoga expert and accompanied by stunning vocals, don’t miss this story led yoga session for the whānau that will leave you feeling ready to take on the rest of the day’s adventures!
Childish Wanderings | 12:15pm & 1.15pm
Emerging and talented circus troupe, Highjinx Youth Company will be offering a unique insight into how urban spaces can be transformed through playful physicality and circus storytelling. Woven into the story will be elements of hand balancing, contortion, stilt walking, tumbling, unicycling and aerial work
Scribbles | 12:45pm
Inspired by a well-loved notebook, the scribbles of youth circus performer, Mary come to life through the use of aerial straps, visual art, and body movement.
Towel You What!?| 1:30pm
A combination of slippery acrobatics and fluffy puns, Towel You What!? celebrates the unsung hero of our time: the humble towel.
Towel You What!? Circus Workshop | 2:30pm
Have a go at learning tips and circus tricks with the performers from Towel You What!?
Circus in the Square – Sunset Sessions (Weekend Two)
30th April & 1st May
Childish Wanderings | 3:30pm & 5.30pm
Emerging and talented circus troupe, Highjinx Youth Company will be offering a unique insight into how urban spaces can be transformed through playful physicality and circus storytelling. Woven into the story will be elements of hand balancing, contortion, stilt walking, tumbling, unicycling and aerial work.
Are You Having Fun Yet? | 4:30pm
Don’t miss this fun, circus variety show! Six artists from acrobats to an accordion player, reveal their secret joys and how to find them in this quirky cabaret for the whole family.
Dream Garden | 6:00pm
Featuring aerial acrobatics, comedy and live art projections, this daring circus duet is inspired by the concept of dreams - dreams of being an astronaut, a superhero, of flying and of falling. “Hands down one of the best shows at Bread and Circus World Buskers Festival 2019”.