Children’s Programme

Newtown Festival is a family friendly event with a great focus on ensuring that the little ones have an awesome time. This year we have tons of fun activities and entertainment, as well as some youth acts performing on the stages. Even better, they are all FREE! All rides at the festival will be free thanks to our sponsors.

There are street performers, circus artists, youth bands, dancers & choirs, parkour, bikes, practice tracks, and more!

The Littlies Zone on Arney st has rides and polish storytelling designed for tamariki all-day!

And over on the Rintoul St Stage, you won’t want to miss Fun And Funner and their songs about helicopters, mermaids, sharing, scary old ladies and pooh.

If you are stuck for what to do, you can check out the full Children’s Programme here and download it to your phone or laptop to print out for the big day. Otherwise, keep scrolling and read the programme below!

See you and the kids Sunday 5th of March.


The Circus Hub Stage, Emmett St
Community Stage, Constable/Riddiford St corner
Buskers Pitch, McDonalds Car Park
Te Whaea National Dance & Drama Centre Open Day, 11 Hutchison Rd
Filipino Village, St Anne’s Car Park
Street sports, Donald McLean St
Wishbone Balance Bikes, Gordon St
Littlies zone, Arney St

Performances for kids or by kids:

All dayTall Tales From Old PolandArney St
10amTe Kapa Haka o Te Kura o Ngā Puna Waiora – Newtown School Tangata Whenua Stage
10amMove it Danceworks! Community Stage
10amOrlęta Dance Ensemble South Stage
10amWellington Youth Circus The Circus Hub Stage
10amXani HallTo The Front Stage
10amFun And Funner Colombo St Stage
10amMr FungusBuskers Pitch
10:20am JDK Community Stage
10:20amThe Circus Hub Animation The Circus Hub Stage
10:30amWailanTangata Whenua Stage
10:30amOrlęta Dance Ensemble Parade South Stage to Normanby St
10:30am Hawaiian Dance Wellington Community Stage
10:50amSugarfoot Stomp Community Stage
11am The Flying Femmes The Circus Hub Stage
11am Matthias Goed Buskers Pitch
11amBreaking Limits Gordon Pl Stage
11amBig Girls with REACTParade
11:10amVietkidsSouth Stage
11:15am Bright Sky Columbo St Stage
11:15amWellington Fire And Flow Club Community Stage
11:20am The Circus Hub Circus Workshops The Circus Hub Stage
11:45am Birdmann & EggBuskers Pitch
11:50am SING! Community Choir Community Stage
12:00pmCircus CabaretThe Circus Hub Stage
12:20pm The Circus Hub Wheel of Fortune The Circus Hub Stage
12:30pm ODA Dance StudioCommunity Stage
12:45pmMr FungusBuskers Pitch
1pm Mr Wizowski The Circus Hub Stage
1:05pmOllin YoliztliCommunity Stage
1:20pmThe Circus Hub Animation/Games The Circus Hub Stage
1:20pm Wellington Chinese Sports & Cultural CentreSouth Stage
1:45pm The Amazing Miss Maisey Buskers Pitch
1:50pmSsendam RawkustraCommunity Stage
2pm The Circus Hub Show The Circus Hub Stage
2:20pm The Circus Hub Circus Workshops The Circus Hub Stage
2:30pmMatthias GoedBuskers Pitch
2:50pmIskra Community Stage
3pmMr Wizowski The Circus Hub Stage
3:15pm Birdmann & Egg Buskers Pitch
3:20pmThe Circus Hub Animation The Circus Hub Stage
3:50pmHoot’n’Annies Community Stage
4pmMatthias Goed The Circus Hub Stage
4:15pm The Amazing Miss MaiseyBuskers Pitch
4:30pmThe Circus Hub Wheel of FortuneThe Circus Hub Stage
4:30pm Wellington Batucada jam Community Stage
5:15pm Tarrant Dancers Traffic AngelsParade