The Alliance Française Dunedin is a centre for French language and French culture. Although some of our events are in French, most are bilingual. Members do not have to be fluent in French to take advantage of our various activities.

Most of our events are held at our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street, behind the Exchange post office. Everyone is welcome… come and practice your French!

Our regular meetings (and opening hours) are:

  • Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 2nd Thursday of the month from 6.00pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h00
  • Le p’tit déj – French Brunch: 1st Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er samedi du mois à partir de 10h30
  • Soirée Cinéma  Movie night: 4th Friday of the month from 6pm – 4ème vendredi du mois à partir de 18h00 *for 2022, Ciné-club will begin in April*

From time to time, we do change the day of those events not to clash with some other events, so please contact us beforehand or check our FB page to be sure we’ll be there.For more information, email

  • 13 Sep 2021 10:29 | Anonymous

    New Caledonia Film Festival:

    Join us to celebrate film and music from New Caledonia, at 6:30pm on Sunday 26th September.

    Register free here: New Caledonia Film Festival

  • 10 Sep 2021 08:45 | Anonymous

    La Fête du cinéma d'animation est une occasion unique de découvrir les œuvres des meilleurs producteurs de films d'animation en France.

    RSVP au lien ci-dessous et rejoignez nous pour profiter de l'occasion.

    Pour information et RSVP, veuillez visiter:


    *Restriction dûes à Covid-19*

    Information supplémentaire:





    La Fête du cinéma d’animation se tient du 14 au 16 octobre 2021 à l'Alliance Française


    Animation Fest is an opportunity to explore a few of the many fantastic and creative animated works produced by French directors, as well as a chance to experience French culture.

    This event is held at our club room at 15 Bond Street. Everyone is welcome, but please register your attendance.

    Come and practice your French!

    For more information and registration, visit:


    *Covid-19 restrictions apply*

    For more information, visit:





    Animation Fest is held from 14 to 16 October 2021 At the Alliance Française

  • 6 Sep 2021 09:26 | Anonymous

    Due to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 conditions; Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night on THU 9th Sep has been cancelled.

    Sincere Apologies

  • 18 Aug 2021 09:06 | Anonymous

    Bonjour à tous,

    Due to the move to Alert Level 4, the Alliance Française Dunedin is now closed.

    Students enrolled in classes: Your teachers are making plans and will contact you soon to let you know how/if your class can continue online. Please don't hesitate to contact them or email us if you have any questions.

    We will keep you posted on any changes, but in the meantime, enjoy the sunny day and keep warm.

    A bientôt!

  • 17 Aug 2021 10:26 | Anonymous


    Languages and Cultures French Programme Teaching Fellow Dr Christiane Leurquin has become the first Pacific person to receive the Fédération des Alliances Françaises de Nouvelle-Zélande’s John Dunmore Medal, for distinguished contribution to knowledge of the French language and culture in the Pacific, most notably New Caledonia.

    [Article published by Otago University]

  • 25 May 2021 17:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Come to the Dunedin Club with us on the 10th June for a fancy evening of spirit tasting with Theo Arndt from Cardrona Distillery. You'll be welcomed with a French Martini and Theo will share a range of drinks with you throughout the evening meal. More details and registration info here.

  • 4 May 2021 10:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Enrolments are open for our Term 2 classes, which start the week of the 10th May!

    We have classes for all ages and abilities, so check out our pages for Adult Classes and Childrens Classes for details and links to register.

    Not sure which class is right for you, or can't figure out the registration? Email us and we will help you out!

  • 23 Mar 2021 16:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A partir du mois d'avril, venez chaque mois regarder un film français, ou en français, à l'Alliance!

    La prochaine séance est le 23 avril à 18 heures, servie avec du popcorn! Vous pouvez apporter à manger et à boire si vous le désirez.

    From April 2021, you have another opportunity to brush up your French, meet our members, have a laugh or just relax with this new monthly event.

    Next movie night will be on 23 April @ 6pm. There will be popcorn and tea/coffee. BYO food and drinks.

    More information to come.

  • 20 Oct 2020 10:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonjour! The Adult Intermediate and Upper Intermediate (DELF B1 & B2) classes will resume next week - October 28/29th.

    Our teacher is currently in managed isolation following his return from France.

  • 2 May 2020 09:34 | Anonymous

    Hi everyone,

    We hope that everyone is safe at while enjoying the ease on lockdown.

    The new 4-week block of French classes is starting on Monday, 4th of May.

    Information and registration is available on the following pages:

    - Adult classes 

    - Kids classes

    Bon week-end!

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