Ensure Taranaki stays alive and vibrant!

Become a Patron of our 2024-2026 Festival season!

If you want to support the arts in Taranaki AND have fun doing it, become a Patron! Our Patrons play a key role in our Festivals – your support enables us to present high-quality festivals, developing our vibrant arts scene across the region and a stronger, more connected community. Philanthropic leadership is key to the Taranaki Arts Festival’s creative and economic strength. 

Thanks to our Patron Programme, a company, a family or an individual can become a Patron of the Arts Festivals being presented in Taranaki in 2024 through to 2026.

Benefits

In addition to helping define our region as a cultural centre, becoming a Patron includes the following benefits:

  • First chance to secure premium, best-viewing seats 
  • Special patron functions with hosting and further complimentary tickets 
  • Your name in the register of festival Patrons (unless otherwise requested), the four festival programmes and on the supporter’s board at each festival.
  • Regular festival updates
  • Complimentary tickets to festival shows in 2024-2026:
  • Gold Patron – 32 tickets – minimum 1 show per festival
  • Silver Patron – 16 tickets – minimum 1 show per festival
  • Bronze Patron – 8 tickets

Become a Patron and join our passionate community of Festival supporters who are crucial to our delivery of four high-quality festival experiences.

Our 2024-2026 Festival season includes:

Spiegel Fest 14 – 24 November 2024

The return of the popular Spiegeltent will transform Puke Ariki landing into a hub of entertainment for ten days. The perfect end of year celebration with music, comedy, circus, theatre – something for every taste. The Spiegel Fest programme will bring a rich and exciting atmosphere to New Plymouth’s CBD, alongside shows throughout the region.  

Right Royal Cabaret Festival – June 2025

Four days providing a winter festival feast of Cabaret. The TSB Showplace’s Theatre Royal is transformed into a Cabaret Club providing an exciting programme of performers that always entertains! 

Reimagine Festival October 2025

Arts – Vision – Places. Over 10 days, we invite attendees to reimagine arts in new places, where the only thing to expect is the unexpected. This festival is a celebration of International, New Zealand and Taranaki artists and events in all their diversity.   

Winter Fest June 2026

This ten-day festival includes our ever-popular literary programme showcasing some of Aotearoa’s most loved and interesting authors. The multi-disciplinary format celebrates storytelling through theatre, music, dance and comedy.