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

  • 17 Apr 2019 09:54 | Anonymous

    In 2014 Jennifer Andrewes and her family packed up and moved to Quillan, a French village in Aude, the south-west region of France, nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The Aude region is on the 42nd parallel north. Wellington, Jennifer's home in NZ, is on the 42nd parallel south, and is the nearest thing the Aude has to an antipodal sister city.

    Join us for an engaging evening as Jennifer chats about la vie en France and her ode to the people, places and food that made the experience so incredible.

    Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of University Book Shop Otago (price $34.99)

    RSVP recommended (to the Library)

    Wednesday 17th April, 5.30pm
    Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City Library


  • 2 Apr 2019 08:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us this at this Saturday's P'tit Dej / French Brunch for a unique opportunity to be part of a French theatre workshop run by Real French Artistes!

    The French theatre troupe currently touring with their one-man show "L'Homme de boue" will be in Dunedin this Friday/Saturday only to run some workshops.

    Come along at 10.30am for coffee, food and conversation.

    Then, from 11am, enjoy learning some fun theatre skills from the professionals, as Oceane Pivoteau and her troupe take us through some entertaining theatre games.

    All ages and abilities welcome. Bring a plate of brunch food to share and koha donation for the theatre troupe.

    See l'Homme de Boue for more information about their play touring in NZ.


  • 20 Mar 2019 14:11 | Anonymous
    Enjoy local wines before discovering the new story and future direction of wine-making in France.

    Friday 22nd March

    7.30pm for an 8.30pm film screening

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    Taste Dunedin-made UrbnVino wines, presented by winemaker Brendan Seal (, and accompanied by Whitestone Cheeses and local salamis.
    Followed by the film “Wine Calling” – see the trailer here.

    "While there are more than 3,000 wine growers in France, less than 3 percent of them are working in bio, biodynamic or natural methods of wine production. WINE CALLING showcases some of the most exciting new French wine makers, leaders of a rising global movement calling for superior taste and sustainability."

    Cost: $30 AF Members / $35 general public

    Tickets to be purchased online through FFF website or Reading Cinemas Dunedin's website here

  • 20 Mar 2019 14:06 | Anonymous

    Need some French food before or after a great French Film Festival movie ?

    From Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd March, book a table at Prohibition Smokehouse and request the French set menu to enjoy a great 4-course meal "a la francaise".

    Cost: $85pp, also available with wine pairing for $100pp

    Bookings at: or, specify "French menu".

    From 18-24th March, chefs from around the world will work to create a French-style dinner, based around socially responsible cuisine and on the beautiful Provence region.

  • 20 Mar 2019 10:49 | Anonymous

    Tēnā koutou,

    The horrific events of last Friday have deeply affected New Zealand and it is time for communities to gather, mourn and heal.

    Different groups and individuals will gather at the Forsyth stadium to pay a tribute to the victims on Thursday night, 7pm.

    Part of our francophile community will gather to attend the vigil together. If you wish to join, with other family members or friends, please meet up at 10 Riego street on Thursday at 6:20pm. From there we will have a short walk to the Forsyth Barr Stadium. We will start walking at 6:30pm.

    There are few carpark options on Riego Street. 

    Ensemble pour les victimes d'Al Noor.

  • 12 Mar 2019 14:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Only 2 more days until the Opening Night Gala of the French Film Festival!

    Buy your tickets here now!

    Remember - there won't be any Soiree Crepes this Thursday, so come along to the Gala insteand and enjoy French wine and delicious nibbles before watching "The Trouble With You", a very French black comedy.

    See you at Readings at 7pm on Thursday!

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  • 10 Mar 2019 21:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2019 French Film Festival is nearly here!

    Don't forget to book your tickets for the Opening Night Gala this Thursday at 7pm, and put on your best clothes and fancy shoes and enjoy some great French wine and delicious nibbles by Southern Clams Ltd. before the film.

    We've got lots of other exciting events planned during the Festival, so check out our dedicated French Film Festival page to see what's happening. We will update the page as new ideas come along!

    Stay tuned for pre-film drinks at Vault 21 / Prohibition Smokehouse, cheese and charcuterie expos at Marbeck's Cafe... and don't forget to grab a crepe if you're hungry at Dog with Two Tails Cafe on Moray Place - you'll get a free coffee if you buy a crepe and show them your FFF movie ticket!

    Keep an eye out for Obelix and Poppy-Car (Nicki's red 2CV) who will be around town to promote the FFF over the next week or so.

    A bientot at Reading Cinemas!

  • 18 Feb 2019 19:28 | Anonymous member

    The Dunedin Film Society's 2019 programme is out and includes 6 French and Franco-African films:

    • 24 April: Faces Places
    • 22 Mai: Hiroshima mon amour
    • 10 July: Felicite
    • 24 July: The Paris Opera
    • 11 September: Makala
    • 9 October: Last Year at Marienbad

    For more information on entry, go on their website:

  • 17 Feb 2019 21:36 | Anonymous member

    AF Dunedin's Book Club will start off again soon!

    If you want to practice your French, or to keep up with the latest French publications, then the book club is for you!

    Get 8 books over 8 months, and share your opinions with fellow readers!

    The yearly fee is $36 (AF members only).

    To register, click here. And if you have any question/enquiry, contact us by email:

  • 16 Feb 2019 20:41 | Anonymous member

    From 14-27 March, dive into the storytelling magic of French films once again as the French Film Festival returns in Dunedin and Arrowtown!

    The Festival's films will be screened in Dunedin's Reading Cinema, and Arrowtown's Dorothy Browns.

    Browse the programme and book your tickets here!

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