… The 15th Annual
New Zealand Tango Festival, Wellington, 29 June - 5 July 2016

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


Welcome to the 15th 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 seven 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 29th 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 2015:


"A big THANK YOU for organising the festival."




"I just love it all, can`t wait till 2016. The organisation is excellent and everyone is welcoming and friendly"


"Absolutely loved it. Well done on all your hard work organising it all!!!! Thank you!!!"




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