World Buskers Festival

Photo of Keith Preen

The SCIRT World Buskers Festival is a Christchurch tradition. It is the largest outdoor festival in New Zealand, and one of the biggest street performance festivals in the world.


In 2014 the World Buskers Festival runs from 16 to 26 January. As in recent years, North Hagley Park becomes Busker Park, and contains a variety of venues including the Big Top tent, the aerial stage, and the mini cabaret and teacup tents.

Other performances will take place across the city, including the Re:START mall, the Pallet Pavilion, New Brighton, and the Press Club at Christ’s College.

Fifty five acts from ten countries will present a programme of indoor and outdoor theatre style shows, ranging from stand–up comedy to cabaret to circo–arts performances.

Photo of Mario, Queen of the Circus Photo of Le Gateau

Photos supplied by World Buskers Festival

Festival information

Check out the festival timetable, performers and specific locations on the Festival’s website.

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