Rainbow groups and activities


The Glamaphones

The Glamaphones are Wellington's all-inclusive rainbow choir based at St Andrews on the Terrace. They are a friendly mixed choir and welcome anyone who wishes to sing - no auditions! They sing a range of music including pop, classical, spirituals, world, choral, musical, and jazz classics. Follow the Glamaphones on facebook or their website. Rehearsals on Thursdays 6.30pm (usually) at St Andrews on the Terrace.

Upcoming performance:
  • Legends Concert Saturday 22 June 6pm @ St. Andrew's on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace
prideNZ audio archive.

PrideNZ.com audio archive

Rainbow Our Public Spaces

City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square Sunday 23rd Jume 1pm

The public spaces in and around Civic Square have played a significant part in Takatāpui Rainbow+ history. From the first public meeting to form the Homosexual Law Reform Society in what is now City Gallery Wellington, to some of the Devotion parties in the 1990s, to the annual community fair and more. Join the team from PrideNZ for a special 1-hour audio-visual presentation highlighting both large and small moments in these public spaces over the last sixty-years that have impacted and/or uplifted Takatāpui Rainbow+ communities. More on the facebook event page

Follow news of the latest audio files of interviews and events added to PrideNZ on their facebook page

Rainbow Dragon Club.

Rainbow Dragon Club

Sunday 30th June 6pm @ Smart Newtown (next to Newtown Library)

A fortnightly boardgame and tabletop game club for the LGBTQ+ community and for women.
You are welcome to bring along your own games, miniatures, and paints. Or just bring yourself and try out a game in their collection! Follow on facebook.

Camp Ground Rainbow Comedy Night.

CampGround Rainbow Comedy Night

Thursday 4th July 8pm @ Ivy Bar and Cabaret, 63 Cuba St.

A comedy showcase of our best LGBTQAII+ standup comedians, on the first and third Thursdays of the month [usually]. Featuring polished pros and hilarious up-and-comers. Support your community by laughing with us! ... tix on eventfinda or at the door.

Rainbow walk tours.

LGBTI history walk tours

Violet Tour  - Saturday 6th July 1pm

Join this 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington, New Zealand and learn about:

More info on the walktours webpage.
The tour is free but please register at www.taonga.nz/walktours. No bookings no walk!

Walk Tours NZ is a volunteer group that offers free, accessible, inclusive and community-focused walking tours around Wellington highlighting the city’s rich LGBTI rainbow heritage. Usually held on the first Sunday of the month. They walk on flat, accessible public footpaths. Tours are limited to approximately 20 walkers.


Living in Colour  - Hutt Valley Pride

Saturday 6th July 5:30pm - 8pm @ the Dowse Art Museum

An inclusive and empowering hui, designed to spread aroha, raise awareness, and create a strong sense of belonging for our LGBTQIA+/Tākatapui/MVPFAFF whanau and allies. There will be a vibrant array of activities that will delight your senses. Enjoy top-notch entertainment, gain valuable health information, savor delicious free kai, and much more. More info on the facebook event page.

Rainbow Wellington.

Rainbow Wellington

Rainbow Wellington is an LGBTI+ organisation that focuses on networking, events and lobbying. Their website has information about past and present campaigns as well as directories of local LGBTI+ businesses, groups and activities. Follow on facebook


Same sex dancing classes

The Sunday night DANSS classes are for Gay and Lesbian people and friends who wish to learn some classical Ballroom, some funky Latin American and some elegant New Vogue dance moves. A partner is not necessary however an attitude in wanting to learn and having fun is required.
Classes are held at the Thistle Hall, corner of Cuba and Arthur Streets.
Beginner's class start at 7 pm and the Intermediate classes start at 8 pm. Payment is by koha/donation.

Check the DANSS facebook page or website for more information.

Gay bars

Ivy Bar.

Ivy Bar and Cabaret

James Smiths Basement, 49 Cuba Street - ivybar.co.nz - they have lots of shows and events

S&M's - Scotty and Mals Cocktail and Lounge Bar.

S&M's - Scotty and Mal's Cocktail and Lounge Bar

176 Cuba Street - www.scottyandmals.co.nz

facebook and other social media groups

and no doubt there are many many more ...

Social sporty groups

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