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… The 17th Annual
New Zealand Tango Festival, Wellington, 4 - 10 July 2018 - Registration open now!

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

Welcome to the 17th year of the New Zealand Tango Festival! Registration opening later this year

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 5th of f July is the start of the main festival event, with registration open from 7:30 pm at the Comfort and Quality Hotel, and the Welcome Milonga at Te Whaea 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 2016:



Just wanted to say congratulations to you and your wonderful team at NZ tango festival!

I am back in Melbourne and have been telling everyone what a well-oiled machine you have!

I know these things take a huge amount of effort, mostly behind the scenes and mostly with the help of an army of unsung hero helpers – so I would like to thank each and every one of you, well done and congratulations on your 15th anniversary."


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

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