Imagine yourself having a quiet lunch or perhaps an evening meal outside or just simply walking along a busy city street.

A flock of five white birds appear in the sky, swooping, diving and moving as one bird, at times as individuals, as though carried on unseen currents. Sometimes they are accompanied by a travelling musician with a story to tell.

Starlings is a roaming outdoor theatrical event designed to bring a moment of brightness and surprise to everyday life. It is a free occurrence to enable a unifying moment anyone can participate in regardless of age, gender and culture.

Initially supported by the POP initiative – an organisation supported by Waitemata Local Board, Starlings can now POP up in any city or as part of any event.

We align strongly with POP’s mission which is:

“To create happenings…performances, connections and experiences in your neighbourhood. POP exists to make fun, unite strangers, fuse creativity and create an instant community on every street corner…all are designed to make a crowd and for you to enjoy a moment”.

Follow our Facebook page for updates on our secret locations as we pop up around the city.

Tour Dates

Auckland City
Secret Locations
9 May 2016 - 19 May 2016

Auckland Live
Aotea Square
5 October 2016 - 9 October 2016

Auckland City
White Night, Auckland Art Gallery and the festival garden
18 March 2017