… The 14th Annual
New Zealand Tango Festival, Wellington, 23 June - 1 July 2015

Three days and four nights of world-class workshops, shows and milongas, plus tango immersion courses before and after the festival.


Welcome to the 14th year of the New Zealand Tango Festival!

We are very excited to present a wonderful programme filled with international masters, performances, special guests, and a few surprises packed into every moment of the eight day programme.

The festival week starts with intensive courses run by our international masters, held in the heart of the city, within walking distance from the festival hotel, with milongas every night, and the cafe district of Wellington right outside your door.

Thursday 25th of June is the start of the main festival event, with registration open from 7:30 pm and the Welcome Milonga starting at 8 pm.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are filled with workshops all day and dancing all evening. The main performances are on Friday and Saturday nights.

To consolidate your learning, your friendships and completely wear out your shoes, you need to stay on for another intensive course, after the festival....dance the nights away, and melt back to your home, finally replete.

Sign up for regular festival updates on our contacts page.


What people said about The New Zealand Tango Festival 2014:


"This was one of the best festivals ever. The large Australian contingent present showed that NZ tango festivals earn tourist dollars just like adventure activities at Queenstown. Julia and I enjoyed the festival - and picked up quite a number of new moves. Argentine teaching is as ever effective."


"Congratulations on another world class festival!"


"Amazing experience!, I loved the whole thing.The welcome Milonga dancing to live music in a beautiful venue was great way to start. The teaching venue was perfect, l loved the central area where everyone could mingle and dance. The classes were great I especially enjoyed Maria Ines Bogado & Sebastian Jimenez's classes. Great performances at the Friday and Saturday Milonga."



Location for all workshops, Registration and info desk during the festival

Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Centre: 11 Hutchinson Road , Newtown, Wellington

Registration office hours

  • Friday – 9.00am to 6.00pm
  • Saturday – 9.30am to 6.00pm
  • Sunday – 10.30am to 3.30pm

Thursday night registration option

  • The Comfort and Quality Hotel; 7pm to 8:30 pm