City Gallery


Aitu Ball

5–10pm, Thu 3 September

Performer (Walking/Competing)


Friends of City Gallery and Foundation


WAIT LIST | General Admission


WAIT LIST | Concession (Student, Supergold, Community Services Card holders)


City Gallery remains open under COVID-19 Alert Level 2. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is very important to us. We continue to follow Ministry of Health advice and guidelines around physical distancing, hygiene, visitor numbers and contact tracing. For more details, please read the Experience Wellington COVID-19 FAQs. 

Due to high demand, this release of General Admission and Concession tickets to the AITU Ball has sold out.

To join the wait list for final ticket sales please complete this wait list form and we will be in touch soon.

Performers Tickets: There are still tickets available for performers, spaces are limited and they are selling fast!

Summoning celestial bodies of star dust, emerge from the Nothingness, and embody the elements as we battle on the ballroom floor. The runway has been prepared for you to protest, rebel, and celebrate. Vogue! Strut! Serve! Ballroom is coming to Te Whanganui-a-Tara!

Judges Mother Falencie Aitu, Khaos of The Order, Mayoress of Newtown, and Empress Coven-Carangi


Doors open at 5pm, activation by Pati Solomona Tyrell in Oracles at 6.15pm, and the savagery will kick off at 7.15pm. Cash bar serving Tuatara beer and Seresin Wine, and food from Nikau Cafe.

Want to learn more about vogue and compete in the Aitu Ball? Register for one of our free workshops below:
Vogue Workshop at Pātaka
Vogue Workshop at Taki Rua


OTA Runway BURN! BURN! BURN! In the spirit of Protest! Bring it to the runway in your interpretation of a fire effect along with a placard with a message. Judged on participants' ability to walk like a supermodel. Open to all.

Virgin Vogue Bring it with an effect in honour of Te Kore; the void, nothingness. Open to participants who have been voguing for less than one year. 

OTA Big Body This is a celebration of luscious, fat, and plus-size bodies in our community. Bring it in your interpretation of an oceanic deity. Judged on confidence and overall effect. Open to all.

OTA Vogue Performance Give us the 5 elements of vogue in a wild animal effect. Open to all.

OTA Bizarre Creativity! This category asks for extravagance. Pull inspiration from the natural elements and create a non-human, bizarre effect. Open to all.