Grand Opening

The Barbarians were given the keys to one of Wellington’s most iconic performance venues - the Opera House - and as you’d expect, they turned the place upside down, threw open the doors and let everyone in.  So come and join them!

Grand Opening was Barbarian’s contribution to the inaugural Cuba Dupa Festival 2015, and while some secrecy needs to be maintained about the performance it will be characteristically bold and comical, involving a host of collaborators - some old friends, some brand new. Artists, community groups, eccentrics, outsiders, maybe even some celebrities. They’re taking the opportunity to give the Opera House an invigorating blast of fresh, progressive, FREE theatre, in an event that showcases the grandeur of the Opera House architecture.