A treasure hunt where you don't know what you're looking for but you find it all! An escape, inspirational and magical

- White Night 2015 attendee

In a nutshell:
Free cultural events / Following in the footsteps of Paris / Get out and about



A great excuse to get out and experience diversity in arts… and the city!

Move yourself around from north to south, east to west, hang out in central Auckland or let White Night come to you in your neighbourhood. Whatever you choose you’re sure to be amused and amazed as the evening rolls into the night, ablaze with light, colour, sound and movement.

White Night (Nuit Blanche) was conceived in Paris in 2002 to make art and culture accessible to large audiences within public spaces. Paris’ Nuit Blanche inspired an international network of White Night events globally. Now, each city moulds the event to reflect its unique passions and characteristics.

Aotearoa’s version of White Night is on once again – a free cultural event with expansive choices from visual art, illuminations, theatre, film, design, performances on display, as well as visits behind the scenes to artists’ studios. All this, for six hours, non-stop, throughout Auckland.

A full programme of White Night offerings throughout the city will be available on the White Night mini-site www.aaf.co.nz/whitenight  from February 2016. Visit then and start making plans for your own White Night adventure.

SO …

Keep an eye out for sights and sounds, curiosities and art in Auckland’s galleries, squares, laneways, promenades and town centres as well as special events, pop-up entertainment, family friendly activities and intrepid art bus tours around the city.

See you there!


We are currently seeking volunteers for White Night 2016. 
Please click here for more information.


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