Access : Dunedin Fringe Festival


Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

Performance Art Theatre Pride

Award-winning performance takes audiences outside of their emotional comfort zones.

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Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

A provocative and award-winning interactive performance exploring human connection and emotional vulnerability.

Access invites people into direct contact with authentic emotional expression. Feelings ripple through the performer and audience as this dynamic work moves between the personal and the communal.

It's alive, visceral, playful, confronting, and every interaction is unique.

Winner: NZ Fringe Touring Award (Auckland Fringe 2022)

Made in collaboration with Katie Burson and Rob Byrne.

Here's what people are saying about Access:

"It is difficult to make audience participation approachable. Hamish gracefully explores human connection in a way that is simple and deeply powerful for those who sit opposite him."

"I laughed, I cried, I was scared. It's a wild, honest, vulnerable, and beautiful show."

"Excellent. Moving and confronting and funny."

“A reminder of what it means to be human in its purest form.”

“A surreal and very moving experience …”

“The audience … is pulled in and made part of the experience. As a result each state becomes more than witnessing, it is a communal construction, an experiment in triggering the empathetic responses of a group … such a moving and curious piece.” - Irene Corbett, Theatrescenes

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$5 - $20

7 years +
Content Warning

Emotional content, loud noises



43 Moray Place Dunedin Central Dunedin 9016

| Wheelchair Access YES

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Dunedin Fringe envisions a city ignited by creativity, where all people embrace art, culture and creativity into their daily lives.

We have a mission to provide platforms for creative expression that help nurture communities. We have a special focus on supporting emerging artists, and the development of new and experimental work.

We produce the Dunedin Fringe Festival, Amped Music Project and New Zealand Young Writers Festival annually, curate the White Box Gallery, and manage the performing arts venue Te Whare o Rukutia.

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