World Buskers Festival

19 - 29 January 2017

Whether it's street performers attempting daring feats of body manipulation, comedians making you laugh so hard it hurts or magicians simply blowing your mind - the World Buskers Festival is back transforming the streets of Christchurch.

Highlights include...

Nina Conti - In Your Face

No two shows are ever the same with the use of improvisation and face masks, British ventriloquist Nina Conti will be sure to make you laugh until you cry! Expect the unexpected with her award winning show! Discover more.

Nothing but Stand Up

Love Stand Up comedy then you'll love this! Four acts in sixty minutes will be sure to have your belly and jaw aching from laughing. Comedians include Urzila Carlson as MC, Nick Rado, Iron Chicken Winner Jarred Fell and Andrew Saunders. Find out more.

Buskers Burlesque

This is definitely one for the adults as the Two Wrongies make their New Zealand debut along with 'Boylesque' star Chris Harder. Be prepared for a show that's more provocative and raunchy than ever before. Discover more.





Christchurch will come alive as Buskers from all over the world descend on the city for 10 days of high octane, outlandish and deep laughing induced performances. Check out the areas where they'll perform and transform here.

Getting tickets

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Make the most of your Buskers experience ...

Be sure to explore the city in-between shows. To get a good overview of the city, hop-on the historic Tram and hop-off at any stop you like. Take a morning stroll in the Botanic Gardens, stop by the Re:START Mall for lunch and a spot of shopping or visit the Arts Centre and Canterbury Museum. If you have more time, catch the Gondola to the top of Mt Cavendish and enjoy epic views of the Southern Alps and vast coastline.

After a day exploring check out Christchurch's vibrant restaurant and café scene. You won't have to go too far to enjoy a world-class Flat White, Cappuccino or Latte. Try the cafés in New Regent Street, the Ilex Café in the Botanic Gardens or how about a High Tea at The George Hotel?

If you feel like going out or dinner, head to Victoria Street, it's close to the performance venues and you'll be spoilt for choice! For a glass or two after the show, visit the cool bars in Stranges Lane or High Street.