WOW - World of WearableArt

Ticket Info

26 September – 13 October 2019 | TSB Arena, Wellington

This year we invite you to explore the beauty and grandeur of a frozen land, dive into hidden realms where ancient monuments are waiting to be revealed and experience surreal landscapes that unfold before you.  In 2019 you will encounter the unimaginable. Join us in Wellington and prepare to journey out of this world…


World of WearableArt (WOW) is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries each year. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.

For three weeks every year, WOW showcases the best of these creations in a spectacular show that takes over New Zealand’s vibrant capital city of Wellington in an explosion of creativity. In 2018, over 60,000 people saw the WOW Awards Show!



Part Cirque du Soleil, part Broadway play, and part avant-garde couture show, New Zealand’s annual World of WearableArt Awards Show is, in a word, mesmerizing.”


Performance Dates & Times

26 Sep 7:30pm Opening Night* Be the first to see the Show!
27 Sep 7:30pm Awards Night**
28 Sep 7:30pm Sold out
29 Sep 5pm The only 5pm Show
3 Oct 7:30pm Selling fast!
4 Oct 7:30pm Individual table seats available
5 Oct 1:30pm 7:30pm Sold out (both shows)
6 Oct 1:30pm Great seats available! 7:30pm Great seats available!
9 Oct 7:30pm Great seats available!
10 Oct 7:30pm Great seats available!
11 Oct 7:30pm Individual table seats available
12 Oct 1:30pm Seats still available 7:30pm Sold out
13 Oct 1:30pm Great seats available!

The 2019 World of WearableArt Awards Show will take place at the TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand. The Show will be approximately 1 hour 45 mins. There will be no intermission during the performance. Please note the change in performance start times from previous WOW Awards Shows.


* No awards information is provided on Opening Night.

**Awards Night (Friday 27 September) will include the 2019 Awards Ceremony (approx. 40mins) immediately after the performance. This is when the winners of the competition will be announced live. On all following performances, there will be an AV projection (approx. 10mins) at the end of the performance showcasing the 2019 award-winning garments.

For Shows showing as SOLD OUT, there may be Standby Seats available to purchase at the WOW Ticketing office, inside the TSB Arena one and a half hours before each show time.  Standby Seats are Premium Tickets, $145 (additional fees apply) and are subject to availability. 

“A visual feast for the soul.”

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type








Restricted View


Additional fees and Ticket T&Cs apply.

Don’t forget to secure your 2019 Souvenir Programme with your order ready to collect on arrival at the show. The Souvenir Programme is your chance to take home a little piece of WOW to remember your experience!

View an example of the seating plan (non-VIP Table night) View an example of the seating plan (VIP Table night)

Please note: Individual table seats are available for the night of Friday 4 October only. For more information please scroll down to VIP Tables & Hosting Opportunities.

Please note: Tickets may not be packaged or used to enhance the demand for any goods and services or for any other commercial purposes including advertising, promotions or as a prize in any competition without the written permission of World of WearableArt.

Have questions around ticket types or seating? We’re here to help!

The Wise Athena, Lau Siu San & Cathy, Sin Wei Chow, Hong Kong, China (2018)

VIP Tables & Hosting Opportunities

As an all-encompassing client-hosting opportunity or to celebrate a special occasion, we invite you to enjoy the ultimate WOW experience at a VIP Table. VIP Tables offer the full evening package whilst being seated closest to the action. Upon arrival guests receive a welcome drink, before enjoying a pre-show three-course gourmet meal, including a selection of refreshments and a WOW Souvenir Programme for each guest.


The WOW VIP hosting and shows continue to delight us year after year.
There is always something new and exciting and each show can be remembered for a whole new reason each year.

– Sharlene Broadley, Prenail Frames and Trusses Ltd

VIP Table

$3900 plus GST

Individual table seat

$440 incl. GST

VIP Tables are available on the following dates:


26 Sep 5:30pm Opening Night SOLD OUT!
27 Sep 5:30pm Awards Night SOLD OUT!
3 Oct 5:30pm
4 Oct 5:30pm Individual Table Seats available
11 Oct 5:30pm Individual Table Seats available

Please note: The times indicated above are the times to arrive at the show venue.


A WOW VIP Table booking includes:

  • Welcome refreshment on arrival
  • Pre-show three-course gourmet meal
  • Stage-side seating for the WOW Awards Show (table of 10)
  • A 2019 WOW Souvenir Programme for each guest

Please note: Menu is subject to change.
Alternative menu option including dietary needs is available.   

Download the VIP Table menu

Please note: Individual table seats include a welcome drink on arrival and bottled water at the table.


For even more WOW we can tailor your experience with unique opportunities. For more information simply contact us using the button below.

2019 WOW Souvenir Programme

Take home a piece of the unimaginable and be sure to remember your experience with the 2019 WOW Souvenir Programme. The Souvenir Programme is the perfect accompaniment to the 2019 World of WearableArt Awards Show; get familiar with this year’s breathtaking entries in the competition with imagery of the full collection of finalist garments, learn about the journey that happens before the doors open with insights from the 2019 Creative Team behind the show, and learn more about the wonderful worlds of WOW.

This beautiful guide is full of energy and creativity to match what you’ll see come to life on stage. Secure your copy today and then collect on arrival at the show.

Image above: WOW models with the 2017 Souvenir Programme (left) and 2018 Souvenir Programme (right)

Already booked tickets but forgotten to add your Souvenir Programme? Click here to simply add on to your order!

2019 Souvenir Programme



Complete your experience with a WOW Picnic that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own seat. Featuring delicious gourmet treats, purchase your WOW Picnic today and then collect on arrival at the show. Each WOW Picnic includes a bottle of water and your choice of refreshment. Alternative menu option. Please view available menus here.

Please note: WOW Picnics are not available to purchase at the show and must be ordered in advance.


WOW Dessert

(Tasting Plate for One)

Already made dinner plans but would like to enjoy a sweet treat at the show? Featuring delicious treats, purchase your WOW Dessert today and then collection on arrival at the show. Each WOW Dessert includes a bottle of water. Please view available menu here. Please note: WOW Desserts are not available to purchase at the show and must be ordered in advance.


Please note: WOW Picnic and WOW Dessert contents are subject to change. 

Already booked tickets but forgotten to add your WOW Picnics? Click here to simply add on to your order!

WOW Picnic


WOW Dessert



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.








The World of WearableArt Awards Show takes place in the Coolest Little Capital: Wellington, New Zealand! It takes a great city to make an amazing WOW experience and every year Wellington lights up with WOW. Known for its vibrant arts scene and world class cafe and restaurant culture, it’s easy to see why WOW and Wellington make such a great match!

Start planning your trip and make the most of your #WellyLovesWOW experience at


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Looking for somewhere to stay for your 2019 World of WearableArt Awards Show experience? Check out what’s on offer from our accommodation partners: InterContinental Wellington and QT Museum Wellington. These two incredible properties are not only conveniently located, allowing you to make the most of your time in Wellington, they also have onsite restaurants and facilities to make your stay one to remember.


InterContinental Wellington

Adjacent to Wellington’s waterfront, InterContinental Wellington is a global five-star hotel located in the heart of Wellington city. It is the seamless and personal service that makes InterContinental Wellington the best luxury in Wellington.


QT Wellington

Fall down the rabbit hole into an explosion of colour and texture at Wellington’s design-driven Hotel, QT Wellington. The walls host a curated collection of high & low-brow art sitting in a stunning harbourside location & engulfed by vines of vivid ivy. Art, design, curiosities and a dash of the absurd.


Getting here:

Travelling to Wellington from out of town? Take a scenic journey on the Interislander from the South Island, or travel down the North Island on the Northern Explorer with The Great Journeys of New Zealand, major partner of World of WearableArt.



Discover the beauty of Wellington Harbour, the Cook Strait and the spectacular Marlborough Sounds as you sail between Picton and Wellington on the Interislander Cook Strait Ferry, one of the most scenic ferry journeys in the world.

Northern Explorer

Experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti coast.

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