HULLABALOO is a brand-new festival bringing the BEST of children’s performing arts and fun activities to regional New Zealand. Our home is in the winterless Far North with the inaugural festival in the Bay of Islands this October.

Theatre shows, authors, puppetry, film, workshops and dance, our programs are jam-packed with activities that will thrill and engage kids and experiences that the whole whanau can enjoy together.
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The HULLABALOO vision is about embracing our tamariki, entertaining and educating, empowering and encouraging. We work with Aotearoa’s top entertainers who are specialists in these fields.

Our artists all have a proven track record in bringing joy, laughter and inspiration to children and they all share the same vision and passion to make a positive impact in the lives of our young people.

We can’t do what we do without support, so join us in giving a big HURRAH to our HULLABALOO HEROES


We always are on the lookout for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to join the Festival Team to assist with set-up, during the week of the festival and the pack-down.

What will I be doing?
We need some great people to help us prepare venues and backstage areas, setting out chairs, checking tickets, selling merchandise and cleaning up after shows ready for the next one!

Who are we looking for?
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life! Our volunteers are the public face of the Festival so you will need to enjoy interacting with people, be calm in busy situations and committed to helping us make the festival a success. Minimum age: 16yrs old

In return for their time and commitment volunteers are able to see Festival performances, get a Hullabaloo Crew Tee-Shirt and take part in a hugely exciting, creative and rewarding week.

Volunteers are looked after by the Volunteer Coordinator who ensures they benefit greatly from their experience.

If you would like to volunteer for the 2020 Festival , please email us at jackie@jacman.co.nz and we will get back to you


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