Over 100 Concerts in 20 Cuba Street Venues. Classical on Cuba is where classical music meets Cuba Street culture.

2 DAYS, 7 – 8 August 2021.

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Asking audiences to reimagine the ‘classical’ experience and enjoy a mix of exciting repertoire in iconic Cuba St venues, the festival will create a truly unique and informal setting where you can curate your own classical music crawl for just $10 a show!


Curate your classical music experience around your favourite ensembles & repertoire.


Explore your favourite Cuba St venues, reimagined as classical music concert halls.


Design your very own classical music crawl around your favourite concerts to suit your schedule.




Classical on Cuba began in 2020 as a joint collaboration between CubaDupa and Orchestra Wellington and returns this August with an exciting and diverse programme with eighteen participating ensembles from Orchestra Wellington, an Opera performance by Opera Wellington in the newly refurbished Naumi Hotel, and a youth programme of six ensembles at venues Rogue & Vagabond and Bedlam and Squalor in partnership with the Pōneke Classical Sessions featuring up and coming talent from the New Zealand School of Music. Browse the schedule below to select your shows.


Starting at 11:30am, Saturday has over 15 different ensembles playing throughout the day until 9:30pm.


Starting at 11:30am, Sunday has over 10 different ensembles playing throughout the day until 5:45pm.