The Demonstration Theatre

The Demonstration Theatre, on Christchurch Quay at the Festival Village is home to free-to- watch demonstrations from both celebrity and local chefs. Over the years we have welcomed lots of great names – James Martin, Gary Rhodes, the Tanner Brothers, Anton Edelman, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Cyrus Todiwalla and many more.

The Demonstration Theatre is the Festival’s opportunity to showcase some of our brilliant award-winning chefs from local restaurants, gastro-pubs and hotels as well as celebrity chefs who love our Festival and come back often!

We are currently working on the 2019 schedule of chefs and will announce them as soon as they are confirmed.



  • This years demonstrations have not yet been finalised, please check back at a later date.

What Now?


Our demonstration events are yet to be finalised, please check back closer to May.