Rainbow groups and activities

Camp Ground Rainbow Comedy Night.

CampGround Rainbow Comedy Night

Thursday 18th April 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. Featuring polished pros and hilarious up-and-comers. Support your community by laughing with us! ... tix on eventfinda or at the door.

Rainbow Dragon Club.

Rainbow Dragon Club

Sunday 21st April 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.

Peacocking - Thee Opulent Drag King Show.

Peacocking  - Thee Opulent Drag King Show

Saturday 27th April 10pm @ Ivy Bar & Cabaret

The boys are back in town and let's just say that they are plumped, preened, and ready for you to gaze upon their sparkly splendour.
Welcome to PEACOCKING! Thee opulent drag king show!
With ostentatious outfits, blinding rhinestones and outrageous antics. These boys are here to mesmerise, hypnotise, and leave you screaming for more ... facebook event page.

Turquoise tour.

LGBTI history walk tours

Turquoise Tour  - Saturday 4th May 1pm

Join us on this 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington. Learn about:
 - Activism and homosexual law reform
 - Homosexuality being used as a political weapon
 - LGBTI rainbow personalities and artists
 - Early social meeting places
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.

NZ International Comedy Festival

NZ International Comedy Festival 3  - 26 May

It's coming to Wellington with a mere fourteen shows in the Queer Comedy (LGBTQIA+) category. Too many to list here but this looks rather delicious ...

Wellington Comedy Club.

Wellington Comedy Club Rainbow Showcase

Wednesday 15th May 8:15pm @ Te Auaha Tapere Nui (cnr Dixon & Cuba)

Experience a night of big laughs and queer joy at the Wellington Comedy Club Rainbow Showcase, proudly part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. This one-night-only show at Te Auaha is hosted by the incredible James Mustapic. Also featuring iconic Wellingtonian and star of Wellington Paranormal Karen O’Leary; saxophonist Eilish Wilson; and winner of Best Joke and Best Comedian 2023 Wellington Comedy Awards Booth The Clown ... more at comedyfestival.co.nz.

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


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. 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.


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.

prideNZ audio archive.

PrideNZ.com audio archive

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

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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