Art & Culture

A city with inimitable style, Napier prides itself on a vibrant arts and culture scene.

Boutique galleries and artist studios dot the city, and you can discover many of them in the Hawke’s Bay Art Guide. To see major exhibitions of art and social history visit the recently redeveloped MTG Hawke’s Bay (Museum, Theatre, Gallery) which is located just across the street from Art Deco Masonic Hotel. MTG holds activities and events to compliment the programme of exhibitions, as well as film festivals in the MTG Century Theatre.

Napier is also fortunate to have thriving performing arts venues and groups, delivering high calibre local and touring dance, musicals, drama, classical and popular music concert shows. The nearby Napier Municipal Theatre is the hub of much of this, and is another example of elegant Art Deco style, combined with modern theatre facilities.

Arts events, concerts and exhibitions take place throughout the year all around Hawke’s Bay. For more information or to find a specific event, visit the Hawke’s Bay Tourism events page.

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