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2021 Programme

In 2020 we became more in-tune with the taiao around us, the beauty and the struggle of relationships, and reconnecting with our whānau and whakapapa. Our Taki Rua programme for 2021 binds together all of those learnings, and encourages us to look to our ancient stories to guide our way forward in these times of uncertainty and unknown.

Prepare to embark on this journey with Taki Rua whether it’s in the stars, across the lands or to the sea. We look forward to weaving new life into these stories with you, and bringing our distinctive Māori voice back to the stage in 2021.

Tuia ki te rangi

Tuia ki te whenua

Tuia ki te moana

Tuia ki te herenga


Tihei mouri ora!


Main Bill

Navigating The Stars

In partnership with Verb Wellington, we breathe life into the words of Witi Ihimaera’s newest book Navigating The Stars in a performance reading with live music.


This one-off free performance will be held at 10am on Sunday February 21st at The Botanical Garden as part of The Garden Party event of famous New Zealand authors.

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Witi Ihimaera



Nathaniel Lees

Sing To Me Taki Rua Productions

Main Bill Tour

Sing To Me

Two worlds of land and sea collide when mild-mannered optometrist Ata and fierce sea maiden Whetū fall in love. Set upon the backdrop of a climate in crisis, Sing To Me re-imagines pūrākau of old in this intoxicating love story by Alex Lodge, brought to the mainstage by Taki Rua.

Touring five cities in 2021, tickets are on sale now.



Alex Lodge



Miriama McDowell

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Te Reo Māori Season (Schools Tour)


In our first Te Reo Māori Season production all in the Kāi Tahu dialect, experience pūrākau from the Arowhenua rock art fly off the walls and into the minds of our tamariki in Pourakahua.


The show will tour schools and Kura Kaupapa Māori in Terms 1 & 3.

Click more info to book a show today.



Jeffrey Addison

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Erina Daniels

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