Surrealist Soirée

Experience surrealism in all its magnificence at our Surrealist Soirée. Dust off your black tie and ball gowns, this is a party like you’ve never known – with a side of surreal.

  • When | Āhea Sat 31 Jul – Sun 1 Aug 2021, 7.30pm–12.00am
  • Where | Ki hea
    Wellington Foyer, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu $149
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Join the mysterious revolution taking over Wellington at this lustrous night out at Te Papa imbued with strange, entrancing performances, indulgent food experiences, and curious games. From the heavy, soulful music of the Richter City Rebels, to the hypnotic beats of Orchestra of Spheres, the bands will keep you dancing all night while Barbarian Productions and Le Moana help you find the surreal in the everyday with their radically disruptive and playful performances.

To keep you going, the night’s culinary delights will be highlighted with a Surrealist Art-inspired dessert station by the marvellous Maxine Scheckter of Sugar Flour, while the tantalizing collaboration between Wooden Spoon and Fortune Favours will leave you floating in the clouds.

Tickets include exclusive after-hours viewing of our unmissable Surrealist Art | He Toi Pohewa exhibition, all-night access to our food experiences, 2 drinks, games, and entertainment that will keep you amused all night long.

Tickets are limited. Book today!

This is an R18 evening. There is no assigned table seating for this event.

A black and white photo of eight people in makeup and 20s clothing looking at the camera in a variety of ways

Caption

Dada dinner, circa 1920-22, by an unknown photographer. Standing from left to right: Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Francis Picabia, unidentified person, Georges Auric. Sitting from left to right: Marthe Chenal, Tristan Tzara, Georges Casella, Germaine Everling. Photo © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais