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!
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.
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.
The Wise Athena, Lau Siu San & Cathy, Sin Wei Chow, Hong Kong, China (2018)
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.
– Sharlene Broadley, Prenail Frames and Trusses Ltd
VIP Tables are available on the following dates:
Please note: The times indicated above are the times to arrive at the show venue.
A WOW VIP Table booking includes:
Please note: Menu is subject to change.
Alternative menu option including dietary needs is available.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Q: Where is the WOW Awards Show?
A: The show venue is: TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
Q: What night is Opening Night?
A: Opening Night: Thursday 26 September 2019, 7.30pm
Awards Night: Friday 27 September 2019, 7.30pm
Final Performance: Sunday 13 October 2019, 1.30pm
Q: How long is the show?
A: The performance is approximately 1hr 45mins. The Awards Night show includes an awards ceremony which runs for an additional 40mins (approximately).
Q: What time should I arrive at the show venue?
A: We suggest that you arrive up to an hour before the show start time to explore what is on offer at the WOW HUB. We ask you to be seated 30 minutes before show start time.
Q: Where can I find a seating plan?
A: Please see the links below to the two seating plans; one shows you the venue on a night where there are no VIP Tables, the other displays the seating on a night with VIP Tables.
Q: I forgot to buy my WOW Picnic, WOW Dessert or Souvenir Programme when I bought my ticket(s). Can I still purchase them?
A: Yes. You can purchase a Souvenir Programme now, and a WOW Picnic and WOW Dessert at least 5 working days before the date on your ticket.
Click on the link below to buy either of these now. You will need your original order confirmation number to refer to.
Q: I am looking for accommodation in Wellington, what do you recommend?
A: We recommend our Partner hotels, InterContinental Hotel Wellington and QT Museum Hotel Wellington. For further options we suggest you visit WellingtonNZ.com.
Q: What parking facilities are available?
A: There is a carpark below the TSB Arena, please note charges apply. This car park can get very busy, so please allow yourself enough time to find parking elsewhere. If travelling by taxi, we recommend Wellington Combined Taxis for your convenience and comfort.
Q: Can I take photos, video footage or use my cell phone during the show?
A: The use of videos, cameras, tape recorders and cell phones is prohibited within the show venue. Please be considerate of all audience members and turn your cell phone off.
Q: Can you accommodate wheelchairs and other medical issues?
A: For all medical conditions that may affect where you are seated please include details in the special seating request box when booking online. There is wheelchair seating available and WOW will endeavour to accommodate your requirements.
Q: What if I cannot make a performance due to reasons out of my control, such as cancelled travel plans?
A: We understand that sometimes the unexpected happens, and plans may change leaving you unable to attend the Show, such as flight cancellations due to weather.
As per our terms and conditions, tickets are non-refundable, however if your plans do change you can request a ticket transfer, subject to availability. For more information please visit our Ticket Terms.
Q: What is the Preferential Period?
A: Anyone can purchase tickets during the Preferential Period, which runs from 01 Feb – 28 Feb 2019. When you purchase a ticket during this period, a preferential fee applies. This fee is $25.00 for each set of up to six tickets, with a maximum charge of $100.00.
Up to six tickets: $25.00 fee
7 – 12 tickets: $50.00 fee
13 – 18 tickets: $75.00 fee
Over 18 tickets: $100.00 fee (maximum)
Q: What if I lose my ticket?
A: If you lose your ticket, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can replace lost tickets for a fee of $8.00 per booking.
Q: What happens if I have bought tickets but cannot attend the show?
A: Tickets are non-refundable but transferable for a $15.00 fee, subject to availability. You may transfer your tickets to another night up to three days prior to the show date pending availability. If you do not attend the show as stated on your ticket, then no transfer or refunds will be made.
For more information please visit our Ticket Terms.
Q: How do I request a specific seat?
A: When booking online, please fill out the box provided with your seat request. The WOW Ticket Office will contact you within one working day if any of your seating requests cannot be fulfilled.
Q: How can I chose the best seating available?
A: Our ticketing system will allocate you the best seats available for the selected date.
Q: Are there discounts available for students, senior citizens, children or groups?
A: Sorry, no discounts apply.
Q: When will I receive my tickets?
A: Once your ticket order has been processed we will courier or post (international bookings) your tickets to you. If your request is not available, WOW will contact you to discuss other options. If you have not received your tickets within 10 working days, please contact us at email@example.com
VIP Tables are confirmed within two working days of receiving your order. WOW will allocate specific tables and despatch tickets one month prior to show season.
Q: Will you send tickets overseas?
A: Yes. International delivery will be made by standard post (at a $3.00 fee).
Q: What are the additional costs per booking?
A: The following fees may apply:
Booking fee: $5.00
Courier (New Zealand): $5.00
Rural delivery (New Zealand): $9.00
International (standard post): $3.00
Transfer fee (to amend booking details): $15.00
Reprint fee (for lost tickets): $8.00
Preferential Fee (for bookings during the preferential period): $25.00 (per six tickets)
Credit card processing fee: 2.5% on ticket purchases only*
*Please note: This charge is applied only to the ticket price on all credit and debit card purchases. The charge includes (but is not limited to) credit and debit card fees and expenses, administration and associated infrastructure costs.
Q: How do I pay if I do not have a credit card?
A: You can pay directly into our Westpac account: 03-0751-0298952-00
Please use your order confirmation number as a reference.
Q: Are there discounts available for group bookings?
A: Sorry, no discounts apply
Q: How do I reserve a group booking or find out more information on hosting?
A: Please contact our Hosting Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request or call +64 3 547 0863.
For more information and FAQs regarding the WOW Club please head to www.worldofwearableart.com/wowclub2019
For full terms and conditions on the WOW Club including all prizes available please head to https://www.worldofwearableart.com/wowclub-terms/
Q: How do I contact the World of WearableArt Ticket Office?
A: There are several ways to contact us about ticketing:
The best option is to email us at email@example.com
You can also call us on: +64 3 547 0859 or 0800 4 WOW SHOW select option 1 (0800 496 974)
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 WellingtonNZ.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.