Festivals at NCMA

NCMA has a history of producing its own festivals - the first being in 1994 to celebrate our 100th birthday.

Nelson Fringe Festival

Bay Landscapes and Garden Centre Nelson Fringe 2020 August 14-22.

For more information about the Nelson Fringe Festival please visit the official website.

NCMA Classical Guitar Festival 2021

An inspiring festival of music making & musical study
Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd January 2021

NCMA's classical guitar festival will take place at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts state of the art facilities. The festival promises to be an inspiring week of music making for students of classical guitar.

The daily programme will consist of ensemble playing, guitar orchestra, forums & workshops, and lots of fun.

Enrolments are open to students of all ages. An entrance level of around grade 3 is advisable. All classes will be held at NCMA in central Nelson.

Please click here to enrol.

Nelson Arts Festival

The Nelson Arts Festival is held annually in October, and includes music, theatre, dance, a readers & writers programme, visual arts and community events. Performers and artists come from Aotearoa New Zealand and all over the world.

The Festival is thrilled to be able to include NCMA again as one of its venues.

For more information about the Nelson Arts Festival please visit the official website.

Adam Chamber Music Festival

NCMA is the traditional home of the world renowned Adam Chamber Music Festival. The festival is held in Nelson every 2 years and brings some of the world's leading chamber musicians to Nelson over 10 days.

NCMA looks forward to welcoming the Adam Chamber Music Festival back to the Nelson School of Music Auditorium in 2022.

More information about the festival please visit the official website.

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