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WOW 2018 – 27 September – 14 October

30th Anniversary Show | TSB Arena Wellington

Performance Dates & Times

27 Sep 8pm Standby seats only*
28 Sep 8pm Standby seats only*
29 Sep 8pm Standby seats only*
30 Sep 5pm Standby seats only*
4 Oct 8pm Standby seats only*
5 Oct 8pm Standby seats only*
6 Oct 2pm Standby seats only* 8pm Standby seats only*
7 Oct 2pm Standby seats only* 8pm Best availability
10 Oct 8pm Standby seats only*
11 Oct 8pm Limited Premium seats only
12 Oct 8pm Standby seats only*
13 Oct 2pm Standby seats only* 8pm Standby seats only*
14 Oct 2pm Standby seats only*

The WOW Ticketing Office is now at the WOW HUB outside the TSB Arena. 


*Standby Seats are available to purchase at the WOW Ticketing Office, inside the TSB Arena one and a half hours before show time. Please note Standby Seats are Premium Tickets ($140 each). Subject to availability.

**The Awards Night performance will include the 2018 Awards Ceremony (approx. 30mins) immediately after the performance.


The 2018 World of WearableArt Awards Show will be approximately 2 hours long. There will be no intermission during the performance. 

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type

Price (NZD)







Front Row Restricted View


Restricted View


Tickets to WOW may not be purchased with the intention of being used as a prize within a promotion or used to enhance the demand of any goods or services.

Additional booking fees apply to all ticket purchases. Terms and conditions apply. 


The WOW HUB is located outside the TSB Arena and is your one stop shop for all things WOW!

Buy tickets, ask about the WOW Club card, and pick up your exclusive 2018 WOW merchandise all from the HUB. You can even see a display of garments from our historic collection up close  before you head in to the show.

The WOW HUB is open daily from 11am – 4pm and one and a half hours before every show

Make sure you come along to the show early to see the WOW HUB before you head into the venue, you never know what you may see… 

Groups & Tables

Are you looking to organise a large group, or host an unforgettable corporate event? We invite you to sit back and relax with the ultimate WOW experience. Whether you’re planning a standout experience for your most valued clients, an opportunity to say thank you to colleagues or employees, or celebrating a reunion with friends and family, our VIP Tables, which seat 10 guests, offer the full evening packages whilst being seated closest to the action. 

Upon arrival guests receive a pre-dinner welcome drink, before enjoying a pre-show three-course gourmet meal, a selection of wines and non-alcoholic beverages and an official WOW Souvenir Programme for each guest. 


WOW VIP Hosting

Click here to find out more about our corporate WOW VIP Hosting experiences and what we can do to WOW you and your guests. 

VIP Table


Individual VIP Table Seats are still available on Friday 12 October.

VIP Table Seats include stage side seating at a table of 10, a glass of bubbles on arrival, a gourmet three course meal and a WOW Souvenir Programme ($440.00)

Book your VIP Table Seats here or contact to inquire more about these seats.

All VIP Tables for the 2018 WOW Awards Show have now SOLD OUT. 

27 Sep 6pm SOLD OUT!
28 Sep 6pm SOLD OUT!
4 Oct 6pm SOLD OUT!
5 Oct 6pm SOLD OUT!
12 Oct 6pm SOLD OUT!

VIP Tables are available to book on the performance dates listed above. 

VIP Table Menu

For group bookings (more than 20 guests), or to enquire about what else we can do to enhance your hosting experience please fill in the form below and we will get back to you shortly: 


If you have already purchased tickets and would like to add on either of the below options to your booking, please click here. You will need your order confirmation number to add to your booking.

2018 WOW Souvenir Programme

The official WOW Souvenir Programme features beautiful photography of the full collection of 2018 finalist garments, your perfect companion to the 2018 WOW Awards show.  Also including information on the WOW creative team, and a behind the scenes look at the production, our 2018 Souvenir Programme is a close up look into the many worlds of WOW.

The 2017 Souvenir Programme was a sell-out so be sure to pre-order and secure yours with your ticket booking, then collect upon arrival at the show. You will be asked during the booking process if you would like to add a WOW Souvenir Programme ($25) to your order.

*Image of 2017’s programme – Winner of Publication & Process Categories at NZ Pride in Print Awards 2018.


WOW Picnic

Complete your experience at WOW 2018 with a WOW Picnic. Enjoy delicious gourmet treats, provided by Ruth Pretty Catering, right from the comfort of your own seat. Each picnic also includes a bottle of water and your choice of beverage – wine, beer or juice

WOW Picnic menu

Pre-order a WOW Picnic ($45.00) with your ticket purchase and collect upon arrival at the show. You will be asked during the booking process if you would like to add a WOW Picnic to your order.

Welly Loves WOW

The WOW Awards Show season is held in the ‘coolest little capital’ Wellington, New Zealand. Known for its vibrant arts scene and world class cafe and restaurant culture, it’s easy to leave your world behind and make the most of your time in Wellington. Read our 

WOW and Wellington are a great match, and during the show season Wellington goes all out for the occasion. From the city-wide retail window dressing competition, to the #WellyLovesWOW sign, from exclusive WOW dining experiences to live performances in the WOW Hub… You’ll be amazed as the city magically transforms for three weeks of the year. 

To help you prepare we’ve put together some key highlights for your time in Wellington to help celebrate the WOW Awards Show, visit our blog post here.

Find out more about how Wellington City shines during show season at:


Show Venue:

WOW 2018 takes place at: 

TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington New Zealand


WOW Wander:



Looking for somewhere to stay for your WOW 2018 experience? We recommend our partner hotels, InterContinental Hotel Wellington and QT Museum Wellington.


WOW Partners

WOW is an enabler of creative thinking.

We aim to epitomise the entrepreneurial and unconventional spirit that makes the world a colourful and exciting place.

Partnering with WOW provides alignment with a truly international competition that attracts fashion designers and artists from around the world.










Enquire here about becoming a partner.


Below you will find a selection of Frequently Asked Questions, please have a look to see if your question has already been addressed and get in touch with us directly if you still require more information. 

How do I contact World of WearableArt Ticketing?

What if I cannot make a performance due to reasons out of my control, such as cancelled travel plans?

Can you accommodate wheelchairs and other medical issues?

Where is the WOW Awards Show?

What night is Opening Night?

How long is the show?

What time should I arrive at the show venue?

Preferential Period: 1 Feb – 28 Feb 2018

Are there discounts available for students, senior citizens, children or groups?

When will I receive my tickets?

Will you send tickets overseas?

What are the additional costs per booking?

How do I pay if I do not have a credit card?

What if I lose my ticket?

What happens if I have bought tickets but cannot attend the show?

I forgot to buy my WOW Picnic or Souvenir Programme when I bought my ticket(s). Can I still purchase them?

I am looking for accommodation in Wellington, what do you recommend?

What parking facilities are available?

Can I take photos, video footage or use my cell phone during the show?

WOW 2019


At WOW HQ we are already planning for an amazing 2019 WOW Awards Show. 
Below are the details for the 2019 WOW Awards Show.

Show season:                   26 September 2019 – 13 October 2019
Tickets go on sale:          01 February 2019

Please note,  show dates, times and prices will be confirmed and available from this website by 15 November. 
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