WOW - World of WearableArt


World of WearableArt Show

20 Sep – 08 Oct  |  TSB Arena, Wellington


“We don’t get spectacle often in New Zealand. Real, huge, fall-in-love-with-it spectacle…it’s rare to see something where the intent is to ‘wow’ you. The World of WearableArt Show does that.”

Sam Brooks, The Spinoff.


The WOW Show is a world-class theatrical extravaganza. Each Spring, this not-to-be missed event in Wellington is experienced by an audience of over 60,000.

Every night the stage comes alive with incredible works of wearable art, dancers, aerialists, captivating music, and moments that will take your breath away. At the heart of WOW is the world’s leading wearable art competition for designers from across the world working in radical and innovative ways in the mediums of fashion, art, design and costume.

This year we are taking you on a journey into a futuristic world. Don’t miss out on tickets to BEYOND, the 2023 WOW Show.

Performance Dates & Times

Preview: Be among the first to see the 2023 Show! A great option for the more budget conscious. (Note: the 2023 WOW Competition winners are not announced until the Awards Night performance.)

Awards Night: Awards Night marks the announcement of the WOW Competition winners in an official live awards ceremony that commences directly after the show. The ceremony lasts for approximately 40 minutes and is hosted by a celebrity MC.

Main show season: Every performance after Awards Night. These performances are followed by an AV presentation that announces the winners of the WOW Competition.


Stageside Experience and VIP Table schedule

Ticket Type


Stageside Experience

Preview: $209*, Standard: $299*

Stageside Experience+

Preview: $299*, Standard: $429*


$199* - $229*

A Reserve

$149* - $169*

B Reserve

$99* - $119*

C Reserve

$59* - $79*

VIP Table

Preview: $4790 + GST*, Standard: $4990 + GST*

VIP Table+

Preview: $6000 + GST*, Standard: $6400 + GST*

If you require full information about ticket prices please head to this link. If you purchase Platinum or table seating a Show Programme is included with your ticket!

*Credit/debit card surcharges may apply. Terms and Conditions apply to the purchase of tickets. Tickets are only available to purchase online.

2023 Seating Plan

Please see the PDF version of the 2023 Seating Plan here

“To attract and nurture creativity is the key to our future. WOW provides a stage for the innovators, inventors and original thinkers.”

– Dame Suzie Moncrieff, WOW Founder.

2023 WOW Show Programme

Take home a piece of the magic! The Show Programme is the perfect companion to the 2023 World of WearableArt Show, where you can learn more about every one of this year’s breath-taking entries in the WOW Competition with imagery and information of the full collection of finalist garments, discover the journey that happens before the doors open to the show with insights from the 2023 Creative Team, plus much, much more.

Secure your copy when you book your tickets and then collect on arrival at the show venue.

Top tip: If you purchase Platinum Seats or the Stageside Experience a Show Programme is included with your ticket!


Stageside Experience

To make your 2023 WOW Show experience even more extraordinary why not indulge in our Stageside Experience?

The Stageside Experience, offers exclusive table seating for you and your friends right up close to the action of the show. Seats are booked individually; you can book anywhere between 1 and 10 seats at a table.

Your experience includes:

  • Meet and greet by a member of the Front of House team
  • Early entry to the venue so you can avoid the crowds
  • Intimate stageside seating for up to 10 people at one table
  • The opportunity to select your specific seats at the table
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival
  • A pre-show tasting platter. Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Nut Free, and Vegan platter are available on request.
  • A complimentary 2023 WOW Show Programme

Read about the full Stageside Experience here.

Discover WOW with a Great Journeys New Zealand scenic train package

We’ve teamed up with our major partner Great Journeys New Zealand once again to bring you the ultimate packaged WOW experience on selected dates during the 2023 WOW Show season.

Journey to WOW aboard the Northern Explorer, ex Auckland or Hamilton, enjoy the 2023 WOW Show: BEYOND, with incredible ‘A Reserve’ show tickets, plus have your accommodation needs for your stay in Wellington taken care of.

And for those wanting an extra special experience, the WOW Train is back for one exclusive service on Sat 30 Sep! This experience sold out in 2022 so don’t miss out this year. 

Stageside Experience+

Enjoy all the benefits of the Stageside Experience plus an exclusive backstage tour before the show where you can meet members of the team and find out where the magic begins. This is the very first time we have offered this behind-the-scenes experience to ticket buyers. There are only 40 Stageside Experience+ tickets available for each performance so make sure you get in quick for this special treat. Read about the full Stageside Experience+ here.


VIP Table

Create a world class VIP-hosting opportunity at the World of WearableArt (WOW) Show! Whether you’re planning a standout experience for your most valued clients, an opportunity to thank your employees or want to celebrate a special occasion, our VIP Tables are a unique and truly unforgettable experience. 

Experience the World of WearableArt show in style when you buy a whole table of 10 for a VIP-hosting opportunity that guarantees your guests an unforgettable experience! 

• A meet & greet by a member of the Front of House team
• Early entry to the venue so you can avoid the crowds
• Intimate stage side seating for 10 people at one table
• A glass of bubbles on arrival
• A pre-show dining experience
• Pre-show entertainment while you dine
• A selection of wines and non-alcoholic beverages, and the opportunity to purchase additional beverages via table service
• A complimentary 2023 WOW Show Programme for each guest

There will be an alternative menu for Vegan, Gluten Free, and Nut Free. Read about the full VIP Table experience here.

VIP Tables+

If you want to treat your clients, staff or VIP’s to the best of the best with a personalised WOW experience that has never been offered before, choose VIP Tables+!

On top of the VIP Table offerings, this luxury experience, offered for the very first time at WOW, sees your guests receive personalised attention from live performers during the evening. They will be led on a journey beyond, to discover what happens behind the scenes, meeting performers and hearing from key staff along the way.  To make this WOW experience even more memorable our creative team are planning some surprise and delight moments especially for each of the guests at these premium tables.

Read about the full VIP Table+ experience here.



We believe WOW should be for everyone. Available in 2023 are fantastic seats for wheelchair users with C Reserve pricing including companion tickets, an NZSL signed performance of the Awards Night for our deaf and hard of hearing community, and an allocation of 30 Under 30 tickets for our younger audience members. READ MORE+

Venue Access

There is a drop-off zone at the front of the TSB Arena. Accessible parking is available at 1 Jervois Quay. There is a lift in the venue which has internal access from the Wilson Carpark underneath directly into the TSB Arena. There are accessible bathrooms on both the ground level and level 1.


Below you will find a selection of frequently asked questions. If we haven’t covered your query here, please feel free to get in touch for more information:







Here’s what people have to say about the WOW Show


“My jaw is on the floor the entire time. A spectacle like nothing else.”


“It was an amazing experience.  It was my partners first time attending and he was blown away by the show.”


“A great night out. Amazing sights and a whole lot of fun.”


“Exquisite! Fashion meets Cirque du Soleil! Fascinating! Captivating!”


“That it was WOW from the moment we walked into the TSB stadium to the end of the show. It is a feast for the senses – rich, clever and larger than life and humbling.”


“It’s insane! The whole experience was just out of this world. It’s like beyond imagination.” 


“It is the most incredible, amazing spectacle you will ever see! It is just indescribable.” 


“This was one of the most unique shows I’ve seen. Thank you for a fantastic experience. My daughter barely waited for the end of the show to eagerly ask if we could return next year!” 


“Thank you for a dream night out. Brilliant world-class show. Extraordinarily superb.” 

Image 1 – Wild Things, Saar Snoek, Netherlands 5, Image 2 – 2022 WOW Show, Architecture Section, Image 3 – 2022 WOW Show, Avant-garde Section, Image 4 – Documental, Bethany Cordwell, Australia.





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