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June Events – What’s on?

Winter is officially here, which means we all need some fun indoor events to attend to escape the cooler weather! If you want to know what events are on this June, we’ve got a handy guide all with parking options close by.

For Aucklanders:

What:  Ballroom Blitz 

Where: Bruce Mason

When: Sunday 2nd June 2024

Ballroom Blitz is a showstopping show of dance! The show mixes traditional ballroom dancing and cutting edge chorography, creating a breathtaking show full of mesmerizing moves, amazing lighting, beautiful costumes all with sounds from a fantastic live band.  For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • Car Park By the Sea
  • Takapuna Police calendar -
  • Hustmere Street

 

What: Accusefive (告五人

Where: The Civic

When: Tuesday 4th June 2024

Here for their first live tour to New Zealand, Mandarin pop rock band 告五人 Accusefive are playing at the Civic for their Around The World tour. For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 205 Quen Street
  • Kitchener Street carpark, 6 -12 Kitchener Street
  • Elliott Street carpark
  • Saint Matthews
  • Durham Lane

 

What: Ben Howard

Where: Auckland Town Hall 

When: Monday 3rd June   

Singer songwriter Ben Howard is returning to New Zealand after last being here over a decade ago! The Brit will be performing songs from his fifth released album Is It as well as classics and favorites from through the decades. For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 205 Queen Street
  • Kitchener Street carpark, 6 -12 Kitchener Street
  • Elliott Street
  • Saint Matthews
  • Durham Lane

 

What: Bellincampi & Brahms

Where: Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall 

When:  Thursday  6th June

Head to The Auckland Town Hall to see Giordano Bellincampi takes the audience through Brahms’ most amiable and relaxed symphony. For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 205 Queen Street
  • Kitchener Street carpark, 6 -12 Kitchener Street
  • Elliott Street
  • Saint Matthews
  • Durham Lane

 

What: Peter & The Wolf with Dynamotion

Where: Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

When:  11 AM & 2PM.  

Join comedy dance troupe Dynamotion and Te Auckland holharmonia as they bring prokofiev’s symohonic tale Peter and the Wolf to life! The beloved classic is sure to be a hit for all and told with  a kiwi twist. For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 205 Queen Street
  • Kitchener Street carpark, 6 -12 Kitchener Street
  • Elliott Street
  • Saint Matthews
  • Durham Lane

 

What: The Eternal City

Where: Auckland Town Hall

When: Thursday 13th June

Join conductor Giordano Bellincampi and musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music and The Auckland Philharmonia as they bring to bring this monumental extravaganza to life. For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 205 Queen Street
  • Kitchener Street carpark, 6 -12 Kitchener Street
  • Elliott Street
  • Saint Matthews
  • Durham Lane

 

What: The Pink Floyd Experience

Where: Bruce Mason, Takapuna 

When: Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June  

The famous Pink Floyd cover band are returning for another year to bring Pink Floyd classics to audiences across Auckland. The group take audience back in time as they recreate the 1994’s legendary Earls Court performance complete with sound/lighting and visual effects plus an almost identical looking stage! For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • Car Park By the Sea
  • Takapuna Police calendar -
  • Hustmere Street


What: Brooke Fraser

Where: Spark Arena

When: Saturday 22nd June 2024 

Brooke Fraser, one of New Zealand's most celebrated artists, is set to perform a one-night-only concert with the Auckland Philharmonia orchestra at Spark Arena. For tickets and information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • Railway Outdoor Upper (26 Te Taou Crescent)
  • Railway Outdoor Lower (26 Te Taou Crescent)
  • 73 Anzac Ave
  • 2 Anzac Ave
  • 2 Ronayne Street

 

What: Jerry Seinfeld

Where: Spark Arena

When: Monday 24th June

Our favourite American Comedian is heading to Spark Arena for a new show. After last heading to our shores in 2017 when his show instantly sold out, this show is sure to be equally popular. For more information click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • Railway Outdoor Upper (26 Te Taou Crescent)
  • Railway Outdoor Lower (26 Te Taou Crescent)
  • 73 Anzac Ave
  • 2 Anzac Ave
  • 2 Ronayne Street

 

What: Grand Kyiv Ballet

Where: Bruce Mason, Takapuna & The Civic, Auckland

When: Thursday 20th June & Saturday 22nd June

The Ukrainian Grand Kyiv Ballet is returning to New Zealand with a double show of Forest Song & Don Quixote ballet. Audience will be memorized with the Ukrainian folk story Forest Song and the flamboyant and festive Spanish ballet Don Quixote.  For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

Bruce Mason Centre

  • Car Park By the Sea
  • Takapuna Police calendar -
  • Hustmere Street

The Civic Theatre

  • 205 Queen Street
  • Kitchener Street carpark, 6 -12 Kitchener Street
  • Elliott Street
  • Saint Matthews
  • Durham Lane

 

 

What Matariki with Che-Fu & The Kratez

Where: Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

When: Thursday 27th June

The Auckland Philharmonia will be joining forces with some of New Zealand’s most talented hip hop, R & B and reggae artists to celebrate Matariki. For tickets and more information click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 205 Queen Street
  • Kitchener Street carpark, 6 -12 Kitchener Street
  • Elliott Street
  • Saint Matthews
  • Durham Lane

 

For Christchurch events:

What: Big Laughs

Where: 224 Saint Asaph Street  

When: Saturday 1st June – Saturday 29th June

Big Laughs is where you can enjoy a few drinks, some snacks and see top Kiwi comedians, with shows throughout the month:

1st June – Gary Starlight

8th June – Tarun Mohanbhai

15th June – Lana Walters

22nd June – Tama Alexander

 29th June – Justine Smith

Best Parking Options:

  • 81 Manchester Street
  • The 230 St Asaph Street
  • 200 St Asaph
  • 189 Tuam Street

 

What: Heath Franklin’s Chopper 

Where: Isaac Theatre Royal 

When: Friday 7th June

After a 3 year break, Chopper is back by popular demand! Join Chopper for the best night out in yonks and laughs guaranteed.


Best Parking Options:

  • 148 Gloucester Street
  • 160 Gloucester Street
  • 50 Cathedral Square
  • 245 Manchester Street
  • 227 – 235 Manchester Street

What: Forest Song & Don Quixote

Where: Isaac Theatre Royal 

When: Saturday 8th June

The Ukrainian Grand Kyiv Ballet is returning to New Zealand with a double show of Forest Song & Don Quixote ballet. Audience will be memorized with the Ukrainian folk story Forest Song and the flamboyant and festive Spanish ballet Don Quixote.  For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 148 Gloucester Street
  • 160 Gloucester Street
  • 50 Cathedral Square
  • 245 Manchester Street
  • 227 – 235 Manchester Street

 

What: Guy Montgomery

Where: James Hay Theatre

When: Saturday 15th May

Kiwi favourite Guy Montgomery is playing at The Civic as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Guy is a favorite amongst Kiwis and over the ditch winning the Fred Award (Best Show) for the NZ International comedy festival last year and the Best of Fest at the Sydney Comedy Festival in 2023. For tickets and more information click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 119 Kilmore Street
  • 71 Kilmore Street
  • 55 Chester Street West
  • Durham Street
  • 818 Colombo Street

 

What: Shapeshifters 25 years

Where: Christchurch Town Hall

When: Friday 14th June

Join Christchurch band Shapeshifters as they bring their latest show to Christchurch to celebrate 25 years in the music business! The 5 piece will bring layers of drum & bass, funk, rock and electronica to The Town Hall for an unforgettable night out. For tickets and more information click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 119 Kilmore Street
  • 71 Kilmore Street
  • 55 Chester Street West
  • Durham Street
  • 818 Colombo Street

 

What: Drax Project

Where: James Hay Theatre

When: Saturday 29th June  

After a sold out Summer tour around New Zealand’s smaller towns, Drax Project are hitting our larger cities to celebrate the release of their new album Upside. The Show will feature their signature lend of pop, electronic and funk mixed with their famous energetic show. For tickets and more information click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 119 Kilmore Street
  • 71 Kilmore Street
  • 55 Chester Street West
  • Durham Street
  • 818 Colombo Street

What: New Zealand Opera Le Comte Ory

Where: Isaac Theatre Royal 

When: Thursday 27th June – Saturday 29th June 

Mixing comedy and opera, Le Comte Ory is a crazy comedy of disguise, seduction and chaos and sure to bring lots of laughter for a great date night out. For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 148 Gloucester Street
  • 160 Gloucester Street
  • 50 Cathedral Square
  • 245 Manchester Street
  • 227 – 235 Manchester Street

Wellington events:

What: Hurricanes v Highlands 

Where: Sky Stadium

The Hurricanes take on the Highlanders on the 1st June, if you’re heading along to support either team, we’ve got your parking covered. For tickets and more information, click here.

When: 1st June  

Best Parking Options:

  • 187 – 189 Thorndon Quay carpark
  • Thorndon Central
  • Pipitea Marae
  • The Railway carpark, 63 Waterloo Quay
  • 48 Murphy Street
  • Station car park, 83 Waterloo Quay

 

What: SGCNZ National Shakespeare Festival 2024

Where: St James Theatre

When: 1st June – 2nd June

The Shakespeare Festival hits Wellington over the first weekend of June. Here students can enroll in an intensive course to learn about the famous writer and his plays. With the public able to buy tickets to live events over the weekend. For tickets and more information click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 25A Taranaki Street
  • Ghuznee Street
  • Marion Street Carpark
  • 29 Marion Street

 

What: Doctor Who Ngā Ao Mīharo | Doctor Who: Worlds of Wonder

Where: Tākina Convention and Exhibition Centre

When: Saturday 1st June – Monday 28th October 2024

The TARDIS is heading to Wellington for an extraordinary Doctor Who exhibition. Guests can explore the science behind the global hit series, encounter iconic characters and discover on-screen worlds.

Best Parking Options:

  • 25A Taranaki Street
  • Chaffers Street (closes at 7pm)
  • Bond Street
  • Lombard
    Ghuznee Street

 

What: Ballroom Blitz

When: The Opera House

Where: Saturday 1st June - Thursday 4th June

Head to The opera House for an unforgettable night out of dazzling dancing, fabulous costumes, amazing light displays all performed to music performed by a live band.

Best Parking Options:

  • 25A Taranaki Street
  • Bond Street, 40 Bond Street
  • Lombard (Closes at 11pm)
  • Ghuznee Street, 34 Ghuznee Street

What: Wellington Saints v Manawatu Jets

            Wellington Saints v Franklin Bulls

            Wellington Saints v Otago Nuggets

Where: TSB Arena

When: Wednesday 5th June

              Sunday 16th June

              Saturday 29th June

Heading along to support the Saints basketball season, we have great parking options close to TSB Arena.

Best Parking Options:

  • Queens Wharf
  • VSPC – Victoria Street Parking Centre
  • HSBC Tower (Closes at 8pm)
  • Plimmer Tower, 2 Gilmer Terrace

 

What: Winetopia

Where: TSB Arena

When: Friday 7th – Saturday 8th June

If you’re the sober driver for Winetopia we have great parking options close to TSB Arena. Winetopia is the top event for New Zealand winemakers, with winetasting, live music and food paring and classes. For more information and tickets click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • Queens Wharf
  • VSPC – Victoria Street Parking Centre
  • HSBC Tower (Closes at 8pm)
  • Plimmer Tower, 2 Gilmer Terrace

 

What: Lōemis Festival

Where: TSB Arena

When: Sunday 9th June – Friday 21st June 

The Lōemis annual arts festival is back during June. He festival which annually takes place around Matariki will focus on new works that are fantastical, mystical and transformative. For more information click here.

(check location as various)

Best central Parking Options:

  • Queens Wharf
  • VSPC – Victoria Street Parking Centre
  • HSBC Tower (Closes at 8pm)
  • Plimmer Tower, 2 Gilmer Terrace

 

What:  An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

Where: The Opera House

When: Wednesday 12th June 2024

Dr Jane Goodall returns to New Zealand for her Rason For Hope Tour, kicking off in Wellington on the 12th June. The Chimpanzee expert will share a lecture her reasons for hope. The show also includes an audience Q & A segment along with a ‘fireside conversation’ with a moderator.

Best Parking Options:

  • 25A Taranaki Street
  • Bond Street, 40 Bond Street
  • Lombard (Closes at 11pm)
  • Ghuznee Street, 34 Ghuznee Street

 

What: NZ Opera: La Comte Ory

Where: St James Theatre

When: Thursday 13th June – Saturday 15th June 

Mixing comedy and opera, Le Comte Ory is a crazy comedy of disguise, seduction and chaos and sure to bring lots of laughter for a great date night out. For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 25A Taranaki Street
  • Ghuznee Street
  • Marion Street Carpark
  • 29 Marion Street

 

What: The Grand Kyiv Ballet Forest Song & Don Quixote

Where: The Opera House

When: Saturday 15th June  

The Ukrainian Grand Kyiv Ballet is returning to New Zealand with a double show of Forest Song & Don Quixote ballet. Audience will be memorized with the Ukrainian folk story Forest Song and the flamboyant and festive Spanish ballet Don Quixote.  For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • 25A Taranaki Street
  • Bond Street, 40 Bond Street
  • Lombard
  • Ghuznee Street

 

What: Boney M The Farewell Tour

When: St James Theatre

Where: Saturday 22nd June

Boney M are returning to Wellington one last time for their Farewell Tour, featuring Maizie Williams. The show will include all the Disco superstars famous hits including Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Brown Girl In The Ring Gotta Go Home, Rasputin, Rivers Of Babylon, Sunny and many more all performed with a full live band! For tickets and more information, click here.

Best Parking Options:  

  • 25A Taranaki Street
  • Ghuznee Street
  • Marion Street Carpark
  • 29 Marion Street

 

What: Gazley Volkwagen Wellington Marathon  

Where: Wellington waterfront 

When: Sunday 23rd June 

Best Parking Options:

  • Queens Wharf
  • VSPC – Victoria Street Parking Centre
  • HSBC Tower (Closes at 8pm)
  • Plimmer Tower, 2 Gilmer Terrace

 

What: Shapeshifter 25 years 

Where: TSB Arena

When: Thursday 27th June 

Join Christchurch band Shapeshifters as they bring their latest show to Wellington to celebrate 25 years in the music business! The 5 piece will bring layers of drum & bass, funk, rock and electronica to The Town Hall for an unforgettable night out. For tickets and more information click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • Queens Wharf
  • VSPC – Victoria Street Parking Centre
  • HSBC Tower (Closes at 8pm)
  • Plimmer Tower, 2 Gilmer Terrace

 

What: Matariki Ahi Kā

When: Wellington waterfront 

Where: Thursday 27th June - Sunday 30th June

Celebrate Matariki with the biggest celebration at Wellington Waterfront. The festival will include fire, projections, performances, and a special ceremony to honour those who have passed away and to express hopes for the future. The ceremony begins at the Memorial Wall each evening at 7.45pm and moves along Te Papa Promenade to Whairepo Lagoon, where names and memories will be released into flames to become stars. They’ll also be lots of kai from Odlins Plaza kai court and performers on the Aroha stage. For more information click here.

Best Parking Options:

  • Queens Wharf
  • VSPC – Victoria Street Parking Centre
  • HSBC Tower (Closes at 8pm)
  • Plimmer Tower, 2 Gilmer Terrace