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Doc Edge Festival 2021

03 Jun 2021 - 11 Jul 2021


Thursday 3 June 2021, 9.00pm - Sunday 11 July 2021, 9.00pm

  • In person screenings:
    • 3-7 June - SkyCity Theatre, 78 Victoria Street West, City Centre
    • 10-13 June - The Civic, corner Queen Street & 269-287 Wellesley Street West, City Centre
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In person screenings:

  • Full Price $19.50
  • Concession $16.50
  • 5 Film Pass $81
  • 10 Film Pass $156
  • Binge Viewing Pass $295
  • 4 Day Venue Pass at SkyCity Theatre (Excludes Mon 7 June) $200
  • 4 Day Venue Pass at The Civic $200

Tickets on sale from 27 April


After a whirlwind 2020 when it became one of the first festivals online, the Academy Award-qualifying Doc Edge Festival is back.

The 16th edition will return to theatres in Auckland and Wellington and play online across all of Aotearoa.

To connect Kiwi film lovers and give audiences a chance to experience the very best documentaries from NZ and around the world, this year Doc Edge is partnering with new venues in Auckland, SkyCity Theatre and The Civic.

Doc Edge is continuing its commitment to offering unique experiences by working with New Zealand artists to create a festival village at each venue.

Festival-goers will enjoy entertainment including art installations, live performances, and virtual and augmented reality exhibitions.

The full festival programme will be announced on 27 April.


All That Was Solid Melts

This major exhibition takes the viewer on a journey as we contemplate isolation, stoicism, fear, anxiety and dread.

Film-makers discover Franklin

Waiuku's Waitangi Falls were transformed for a couple of days as a Japanese film crew used the area to make a TV ad.

Baroque & Beyond: Joie de Vivre

The APO’s wind and brass musicians shine in a fascinating French programme.

The Marriage of Figaro

New Zealand Opera has invited director Lindy Hume to create a new production that explores feminist ideas in Mozart’s opera.

Entertainment for everyone with Music and Movies in Parks

Both Music in Parks and Movies in Parks are back for 2021 with an incredible line-up.

Mansfield – In Her Own Words

A concert of selected poems by Katherine Mansfield, set to contemporary music.

Bach Musica NZ: Mozart Requiem & Grieg Piano Concerto

Mozart’s famous and mysterious Requiem, performed by Bach Musica NZ’s choir and orchestra.