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By Stephen Heard
January 14, 2021
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By Stephen Heard
January 14, 2021
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Award-winning shipping container arts festival The Performance Arcade will present a free city-wide program of art and performance across the capital from 5 February to 28 March, 2021. What if the City Was a Theatre? marks ten years of the Wellington festival and the first collaboration of this kind between various sectors of the capital's creative community.

The initiative encourages audiences to rethink the limits of public space. The program presents an invitation to take to the streets and experience free arts performance in the places you least expect it. Collaborators for this program include award-winning Wellington drag performer Hugo Grrl, former World of Wearable Arts Director and choreographer Malia Johnston, independent theatre company Barbarian Productions and digital producers Storybox, among many others.

For two months, the capital will be transformed into a wonderland of creative encounters. You're invited to join in and make a discovery at every corner. Imagine performers swinging from cranes, Tik Tok dance lessons, ballet on Flamingo e-scooters and hearing opera sung from balconies. What if you encountered cabaret at traffic lights, drag in a shopfront or dance on the Cable Car? See the full program here.

Image: The Performance Arcade.

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