Stir your soul

Music Crawl

22–24 July 2022.

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100 shows, over 40 music groups, 19 Venues across the Cuba Street Precinct!
Experience classical music with a twist at Classical on Cuba, a vibrant new festival of classical music, reimagined in contemporary spaces infused with the spirit and colour of Cuba Street. Stir your soul and explore the programme from just $8 per show!

The Classical Crawl

The heart of the festival! Go on a Classical Crawl through a vibrant array of classical concerts staged across Cuba Street venues for just $10 per ticket! OFFER: Get tickets for just $8 if you book 8 or more tickets.

Late Night Sessions

Play late and enjoy classical with a twist. Broadway, Drag, Hip Hop and Jazz all fuse with classical groups to create these special new concerts made especially for the festival.

Going Large

From newly commissioned concerts such as the Cuba Street Suite, the Lexus Song Quest Grand Final Gala and the NZSO’s grand opening concert, Classical on Cuba is going bigger than ever! Explore the full programme below.




Classical on Cuba 2022 presents an exciting and colorful programme with over 40 music groups participating from Orchestra Wellington, Stroma, Pōneke Classical Sessions, Wellington Opera, and a magnitude of independent ensembles playing music spanning Bach to Bridgerton. Featuring Taonga Pūoro Artistry, Concerts for Kids and Late Night Sessions to thrill your tastebuds, you can truly experience a blend of contemporary and classical music at Classical on Cuba, played by Wellington’s best and brightest players across 20 iconic Pōneke venues. Please check any cancellations here. 


Friday kicks off the festival with a concert from the NZSO at 6pm.


Saturday has over 29 music groups playing throughout the day from 12 midday till 10:30pm.


Sunday has over 27 groups playing throughout the day from 12 midday till 6:15pm.