New SADBOI Performance Added14 – 22 Feb, Various Times


Show Info

Extra Show Added - Wednesday 22 February

8PM- SADBOI - Panos Malactos & Elias Adam

Thursday 16 Feb UPDATE

We may have thought we were through with Cyclone Gabby, but she wasn’t through with us! 

Unfortunately there has been a power outage at Basement Theatre that won’t be resolved until Friday.

The following shows are rescheduled/continuing:

Once More, With Feeling - Saturday 18 Feb, 5pm

Into the Well: Sounds From the Deep, Saturday 18 Feb, 6pm

SADBOI - Saturday 18 Feb, 9pm

A Rain Walk - anytime!

Free FOLA events on Saturday 18 Feb are still going ahead including the HULLA GULLA Chaos Party (10PM), Liquid Light, Diaspora Rendered, Flea Pit & the Moonrise Keynote Speech (online).

The following shows have been cancelled:

NSA Libation

Their feet did not touch the ground

Takirua - Two Together - Double Bill 

Vinay Hira by Morticia Antoinette Godiva

Extanz 1.5


First Buzzard At the Body 

We are so heartbroken for F.O.L.A, this being their third time planning to put on the festival. If you can financially support, you can donate to F.O.L.A here.

A Rain Walk - Andy Field, Beckie Darlington - Digital Download (ticket required) you will be required to pick up a small package to accompany this event. One ticket allows for download to four devices.


Saturday, 18 February

5PM - Once More, With Feeling - David Huggins (Studio)

6PM - INTO THE WELL: Sounds From the Deep - New Past/ Old Futures Waiari & Samara Alofa - WAIWHAI aka WhyFi - Larsen Winiata Tito-Taylor & Samara Alofa

9PM - SADBOI - Panos Malactos & Elias Adam

10.00PM - late - HULLA GULLA Chaos Party - Guest curator Paloma Schneideman - FREE - Register here - CONTINUING AS SCHEDULED

Sunday, 19 February

6PM - Artist Banquet (invite only)

All Festival

Surviving the Necropolis - Sam Te Kani) Keynote Speech - Released at Moonrise @ Sat 18 Feb (5PM)

Flea Pit Tyrone Te Waa - Sculpture garden at FOLA Festival garden

Projection Art

Commencing every day at Basement Car Park from Sunset

Liquid Light - Sam Caldwell

Sat 18 Feb (8.17PM)

Diaspora Rendered curated by Tanu Gago - FAFSWAG Arts Collective - RESCHEDULING TO SATURDAY

Tamaki Makaurau is set to host the inaugural Festival of Live Art (F.O.L.A.) - AKL in 2023,  a wild, celebratory mash up of subversive, playful, and daring art. Local and international independent artists will come together from 14 – 19 February at Basement Theatre and digitally, to challenge perceptions and push the boundaries of performance and art. Welcome to the artistic underground. The art brats are out to play.

The 2023 programme is shaped around the sun and moon cycles, with each live work programmed during the exact timings of moonrise and sunset. The result is a festival that takes the audience on a journey that encourages clandestine pockets of darkness and transcendent moments of lightness that lean in our planet's celestial cycles.

Full programme found here.