The Haka Party Incident
Aotearoa NZ

The Haka Party Incident

  • Theatre

Per Auckland Theatre Company: Due to Auckland moving into COVID-19 Alert Level 3 as of 6am 28 February 2021 for at least seven days, the whole season of The Haka Party Incident will be rescheduled to new dates. When we know what those dates are we will advise ticketholders by email. Tickets for The Haka Party Incident have been taken off sale until new dates are confirmed.

Join the Touch Tour before this Audio-Described performance.

The last New Zealand war took place in Auckland in 1979. It lasted three minutes.

The Haka Party Incident resurrects the eventful day when a group of University of Auckland engineering students rehearsing their annual tradition of a mock haka are confronted by the activist group, He Taua. Violence erupted that sent ripples through the nation and changed race relations in New Zealand forever.

Crafted by filmmaker and theatre director Katie Wolfe, this riveting play combines documentary and stagecraft to thrilling effect. Provocative, resonant and unforgettable – a not-to-be-missed theatre event.

Audio-Described Performance with Touch Tour
Tuesday 6 and Saturday 10 April
Touch Tour: Tuesday 6 April, 5.30pm and Saturday 10 April, 12.30pm
Performance: Tuesday 6 April, 7.00pm and Saturday 10 April, 2.00pm
ASB Waterfront Theatre
Tickets*: $20 each for individual and one companion
*Subject to availability – limited number of access tickets available
: Please email or phone their box office on 0800 ATC TIX (0800 282 849)

The Haka Party Incident includes offensive views, some bad language, institutional racism, cultural appropriation and historical examples of how haka and Te Reo Māori were incorrectly used and performed in the past.

The Haka Party Incident was proudly developed with the support of ATC Literary

Access Tickets $20
For blind & low vision patrons. One ticket per person + one companion
Limited availability.

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  • Tue
    ASB Waterfront Theatre
  • Sat
    ASB Waterfront Theatre


120 mins, no interval

138 Halsey St
Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

0800 ATC TIX (282 849)


Presented by

Auckland Theatre Company and Auckland Arts Festival


Written & Directed by
  • Katie Wolfe
Cast Includes
  • Aidan O'Malley
  • Patrick Tafa
  • Neenah Dekkers-Reihana
  • Roimata Foxana
  • Richard Te Are
  • Lauren Gibson
  • Jarred Blakiston
  • John Verryt
  • Alison Reid
  • Jo Kilgour
  • Kingsley Spargo
  • Whetu Silver
  • Nīkau Balme
  • Catherine Grealish


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