… The 13th Annual
New Zealand Tango Festival, Wellington, 1 - 9 July 2014

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


International teachers include:

  • Sebastian Achaval & Roxana Suarez
    Sebastian Achaval & Roxana Suarez
  • Michelle & Murat Erdemsel
    Michelle & Murat Erdemsel
  • Maria Plazaola
    Maria Plazaola
  • Maria Ines Bogado& Sebastian Jimenez
    Maria Ines Bogado& Sebastian Jimenez
  • David Palo & Anabela Brogioli
    David Palo & Anabela Brogioli

Welcome to the 13th 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 3rd of July 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.

Registration NOW OPEN! Sign up for regular festival updates on our contacts page.


What people said about The New Zealand Tango Festival 2013:


"This is to thank you both for all your hard work in organising the festival. I loved the whole thing from start to finish!"


"Michelle and Murats Immersion course was the best immersion I have ever done"


"We are always excited to get your email announcing that the registration is open, then planning our trip. Your festival has become one of our favourites over the past few years."



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 Jimmy; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm