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2021 World of WearableArt Awards Show

30 September – 17 October | TSB Arena, Wellington



The World of WearableArt (WOW) Show is New Zealand’s single largest theatrical production and a not-to-be-missed annual event for an audience of around 60,000 people. At the heart of each theatrical spectacular is a coveted competition for designers across the world working in radical and innovative ways in the mediums of fashion, art, design and costume. Their incredible works of wearable art come to life on stage as part of the six different worlds that make up each year’s WOW Show.

This year, expect to journey through a world inspired by the Elizabethan Era, find yourself mesmerised as the stage explodes in a visual symphony of colour in the Monochromatic world, and be amazed as we see the human body used as an architectural canvas in the Architecture Section. Alongside these worlds are three other distinct sections: Avant-garde, Aotearoa and Open. This year, enter another world and lose yourself in the unmissable 2021 WOW Show.

Performance dates & times

30 Sep 7:30pm Opening Night!
1 Oct 7:30pm Awards Night*
2 Oct 7:30pm
3 Oct 5pm
7 Oct 7:30pm
8 Oct 7:30pm
9 Oct 1:30pm 7:30pm
10 Oct 1:30pm 7:30pm
13 Oct 7:30pm
14 Oct 7:30pm
15 Oct 7:30pm
16 Oct 1:30pm 7:30pm
17 Oct 1:30pm Final Show

The 2021 World of WearableArt Awards Show will take place at the TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand. 

For more information read our blog post on choosing which performance would be best for you.

Ticket prices

Ticket Type

Stageside Experience - SOLD OUT


Platinum - SOLD OUT






Restricted View


Terms and conditions apply to the purchase of tickets. Read terms and conditions click here.

*** Please ensure you purchase 2021 World of WearableArt Awards Show tickets via  If you have any queries regarding tickets please contact us at ***

Seating Plan 

We have a new seating plan for 2021! Click below to view the plan to help you select your seats before you book. 

2021 WOW Souvenir Programme

Take home a piece of the magic with the 2021 WOW Souvenir Programme. The Souvenir Programme is the perfect companion to the 2021 World of WearableArt Awards Show; learn more about every one of this year’s breath-taking entries in the 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 2021 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 Souvenir Programme is included with your ticket!


2021 Souvenir Programme


Stageside Experience – SOLD OUT 

*** NEW for 2021 ***

To make your 2021 WOW Awards Show experience even more extraordinary why not indulge in our new 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 created by renowned caterer Sarah Searancke
  • A complimentary 2021 WOW Souvenir Programme

Click here to download a brochure


VIP Tables for the 2021 Show are now sold out. If you would like to go on the waiting list please contact us at 

As a VIP-hosting opportunity the World of WearableArt Awards Show cannot be matched! 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 WOW VIP Tables are a unique and truly unforgettable experience. 

Click here to download our VIP Table brochure.

“One of the best nights ever! (We’re) coming back again next year … honestly why would you not. Compliments to the chefs, the food was outstanding!”

Kirsten, Asteron Life



Below you will find a selection of Frequently Asked Questions. If we haven’t covered your query here please get in touch for more information






Plan your visit


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


Show venue


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.

In 2021 we’re pleased to share that The Great Journeys of New Zealand and World of WearableArt have created three special packages that include travel, accommodation and tickets for the WOW Awards Show. For further information and to book please click on one of the packages below.

Escape to WOW: ex Auckland on Northern Explorer

Leaving Auckland join Northern Explorer on a journey like no other, through the heart of the North Island to Wellington, where you’ll enjoy Premium seats at the 2021 WOW Awards Show and two nights accommodation.


Experience WOW: ex Christchurch on Coastal Pacific train & Interislander ferry

Leaving Christchurch this sensational scenic journey will take you to Wellington on the Coastal Pacific train and Interislander ferry, where you’ll enjoy a Premium seat at the 2021 WOW Awards Show and two nights accommodation.


Journey to WOW: ex Picton on Interislander ferry

Discover the majestic Marlborough Sounds, and the beauty of Wellington Harbour as you sail between Picton and Wellington on the Interislander ferry. Experience the 2021 WOW Awards Show in Wellington, including 2 nights accommodation.



Wellington accommodation

Looking for somewhere to stay for your 2021 World of WearableArt Awards Show experience? Check out what’s on offer from our accommodation partners: InterContinental Wellington and QT 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.


What were people saying about the 2019 WOW Awards Show?

“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.”



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