Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Classical on Cuba?

Classical on Cuba is held on Cuba Street and cross streets, within the Wellington CBD.

Festival Times

Saturday 7 August  12:00pm-8:30pm 

Sunday 8 August 12:00pm-5:00pm

Do I need a ticket?

Yes! Tickets will need to be purchased for individual shows. 

You can find your tickets to the show you like via links on the ensemble venues or schedule pages.

What about COVID Alert Level Changes?

We are selling tickets to each venue’s capacity via a tiered ticket release system in order to allow for the navigation of alert level changes. We will cancel if we go back to Alert Level 3 or 4 following the advice from the Ministry of Health.

How much do tickets cost?

All concerts are $10 each 

Early bird $8

Group Discount: Purchase a group bundle ticket for 8 and above and receive 20% off the purchase price. (excl ticketing fees) 

Is this Family Friendly?

Yes 5 and under are free to show: 

Recommended venues to bring your tiddlywinks to:

  • San Fran
  • Rogue & Vagabond
  • Bicycle Junction
  • Fortune Favours 
  • Whistling Sisters

Do I need to bring my ID?

Yes for all licensed venues, you will need to bring ID. 

Children must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardian.

I am 16 and I want to come without my parents. Which venues can I come to on my own?

  • Naumi Hotel 
  • Bicycle junction 
  • Te Auhua
  • Southern Cross 
  • Bartley and Co Gallery
  • Tatyana Kulida Fine Art Studio

What if it rains?

Never fear! All concerts are inside.

Just bring your raincoat for just in case (classic Wellington) to walk between venues.

Can I bring alcohol?

No, nope, not even a little bit.

Can I bring food?

No, we encourage you to support the hospitality businesses by purchasing food and drinks at the shows

Can I Bring my Dog?

Ruff, some venues will allow this, just make sure they don’t chime in when the soft purposely placed quiet moment in the movement piece comes into play.

Where can I park?

Wherever in the CBD you can squeeze a space to! Or grab a bus /taxi/scooter to get into the city.

Map & Schedule

  1. These will be available via this website in the first weeks of August, under Schedule and Map.
  2. Limited print programmes will be available at the festival from our Info Booths.

Want to submit your performance?

Ensemble submissions are closed, but check back again next year to try line up your spot in the programme.


  1. Valid photo ID
  2. Money
  3. A good attitude
  4. Your ears!

Don’t Bring

  1. Alcohol
  2. Food
  3. Illegal substances 
  4. Plastic – single use, bags etc. We are on a mission to become a zero waste event.
  5. Air horns or noise makers
  6. Flammables
  7. Flyers, giveaways, samples, promotional items 
  8. Glass of any kind

Lost Property

Each venue will have their own system in place. We as organisers will not be responsible for this.