Bringing the festival to the CBD

HGAF and Hamilton Central Business Association

For the first time, we’re bursting beyond the boundaries of our beautiful outdoor venue to bring the festival’s unique flavour of art, theatre, music, dance and drama to Hamilton city.

With national and international shows at The Meteor and Clarence St Theatre, lunchtime events held at Garden Place and Victoria on the River, it’s never been easier to experience arts and entertainment right on your doorstep.

Free live entertainment

We’re pleased to be able to bring some of the festival to the Hamilton CBD in 2020, with the assistance of Hamilton Central Business Association. Grab your lunch and come down to Garden Place and Victoria on the River to enjoy some sneak previews of festival shows, alongside some lively street performances. 

Wednesday 19: Garden Place: Free Lunch Street Theatre: Red on Red

Thursday 20: Garden Place: Daredevil Chicken

Friday 21: Victoria On The River: Daredevil Chicken

Wednesday 26: Garden Place: Jair Ramirez: Latino Circus

Thursday 27: Garden Place: Free Lunch Street Theatre: Red on Red

Friday 28: Victoria On The River: Jair Ramirez: Latino Circus

Ticketed Shows

Get ready for a stella line up of theatrical and artistic wonder. Thoughtout the festival, Clarence St Theatre and the Meteor will host us to bring up a level of performance never seen at the festival before. 

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Music / Theatre / Dance


Lunchtime performances

Ticketed shows


Victoria of the River

Garden Place

Meteor Theatre

Clarence St Theatre

An Iliad

Wed 19, 7.30pm


Thur 20, 7.30pm

Fri 21, 7.30pm

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt

Sat 22, 7.30pm

Sun 23, 7.30pm

Old, Bold and Going Nowhere

Thur 27, 7.30pm

Fri 28, 7.30pm

Sat 29, 6pm

Chick’n a Box

Fri 28, 6pm

Sun 1, 6pm

The Kingdom of Katz

Sat 29, 8pm

Sun 1, 8pm


Wed 19, 5pm

Every other day from 12pm, before ticketed shows

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