The Wētā Cave’s 14th birthday!

11th and 12th June 2022 - 9.30am to 4.30pm (both days)

‘You asked me to find the fourteenth member of this company, and I have chosen Mr. Baggins.’

We want you to be the 14th member of our adventure on The Wētā Cave’s 14th birthday!

On a Hobbit's birthday, the host gives the gifts, showering their guests with wonderful presents. For our birthday, we will be giving away gifts with tour bookings, a free display of our wonderful Wētā Workshop crew showcasing their skills, and discounts on products in the Cave. We can't wait to see you there!


Saturday 11th June 2022

Artists on display working in the Cave

Crowd gathering by the Weta Cave
Artist on Display

Celebrating the cave also means celebrating the amazing artists that work just beyond the walls. Joining in on the birthday festivities on Saturday will be the wonderful Cassie Lopez and Mazarine Fitzgerald.

  • 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Cassie Lopez
  • 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM - Mazarine Fitzgerald


Sunday 12th June 2022

Artists on display working in the Cave

Richard Taylor Sculpting in the Cave
Flo Foxworth Costume Designer

On Sunday we also have a lineup of rockstars doing what they do best in the Cave for you to enjoy. Come by and say hello, our artists love talking about their work and putting on a show.

  • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Sanit Klamchanuan
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Richard Taylor
  • 3:00 PM – 4:30PM - Flo Foxworthy

Wētā Workshop's latest collectibles on display

An exclusive opportunity

Collectible Reveal Cave Birthday
Tania at the Weta Cave birthday

Our very own Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger will be in attendance on Sunday. Join them as they talk about our collectibles, including pieces never-seen-before IN PERSON. You’ll be among the first in the world to see them up close!

14% off products in the Wētā Cave

*Exclusions apply

Deals on in the Weta Cave
Weta Workshop Experience There and Back Again

Only on our birthday weekend, you’ll receive 14% off a variety of fantastical products in the Wētā Cave. *Exclusions apply.

The Cave's birthday weekend only

Weta Workshop Experience Peter Lyon

A free gift for you

For our birthday weekend only, everyone who books a Wētā Workshop Experience receives a gift from the Wētā Cave. *Terms and conditions apply.

Wētā Workshop Experience

We can't wait to see you

Come down and celebrate our birthday with us, whether you book a tour or buy a gift in the Cave, or just come down to say hello, we don't mind, we would love to see you and celebrate the creativity that happens in the Workshop every single day.

Terms and conditions

*14% discount only applicable on products in the Wētā Cave in Wellington. The discount can't be used in conjunction with any other offer. The discount doesn't apply to any Tin Tin merchandise. Discount doesn't apply for pre-orders. Discount only available in-store in the Wētā Cave in Wellington and not online.

*The free gift is for people who purchase a ticket to the Wētā Workshop Experience tour in Wellington for Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2022 only.