The Shrieking Sisterhood Soirees

In the late1800's English journalist Eliza Lynn Linton labelled the suffragists “the shrieking sisterhood”— an unrepresentative minority.
These soirees are an opportunity for women to gather together, hear each others stories and make new connections.
All events will be held in the Velvet Saloon at The Meteor Theatre.

We are all, in the private kingdom of our hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend. Someone who isn’t embarrassed by our emotions, or her own, who recognises that life is short and that all we have to offer, in the end, is love.
— Cheryl Strayed

The Wise Women Collective

Thursday 2nd August           11.30am - 1.00pm          Velvet Saloon : Meteor Theatre


This special event celebrates the 'wiser' women of Waikato by giving them an opportunity to come together for a morning of fun, friendship and laughter.

Starting with a  morning tea in the Velvet Saloon it is our hope that connections
and conversations started will continue long after the festival ends.

Registration is essential. Please email your name and contact details to



Saturday Sisterhood Soiree

Saturday 4th August           5pm           Velvet Saloon : Meteor Theatre

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The perfect way to spend a Saturday is at our Shrieking Sisterhood Soiree.

Come mix and mingle in the Velvet Saloon and make the most of the festival atmosphere or relax and regroup between festival activities


Food and drink available.



 Magnetic Hub

Saturday 11th  August           1.30- 3.30pm         Velvet Saloon : Meteor Theatre

We draw women together.
Magnetic Hub is New Zealand's unique community of like-minded women on a journey of personal growth and development.
At Magnetic Hub we enable you to create intimate connections, encourage challenging and courageous conversations and empower you to develop yourself and others around you.

Our community is for all women regardless of your industry, career stage, age - remove the labels - we are for everyone.

This event will draw together a small group of women who are seeking an afternoon of connection. Our Magnetic Hub leaders will guide the group through beloved and trusted discussion topics.  Our content is unique and curated with love and care for members each month.
 If you would enjoy the chance to dip your toes into our world and experience a taster session with Magnetic Hub leaders from our region, you're probably in the right place. Who knows?

Numbers are limited......

                 *To register for this FREE event click the button below

Toi Wāhine Festival Closing Night

Pixie Twist: Insufferable Crown Wearing
(A Burlesque Fundraiser)

Saturday 11th August       7.30pm onwards       Meteor Theatre

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It's the final night of the Festival... time to celebrate!

Come and join Pixie Twist and guests for a night of glamour, joy and celebration!

Taking out three titles in 2017, including Queen of the New Zealand Burlesque Festival, Pixie Twist has recently been selected to represent New Zealand at international burlesque festivals across the USA, Canada and Australia.

With performers donating their time and talent from as far away as Wellington, come and join Pixie and her sparkle whanau as they revel in the success and empowerment of woman of all shapes, sizes, genders, ages and more.

Wear your crowns with pride Queens!
(All funds raised will go toward travel costs associated with Pixie's international tour)


Tickets : VIP $35.00 (includes nibbles and a Pixie Twist Magnet) / $20.00


Stay on afterwards and help us close the festival in style !