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

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

For information about our French classes, check out our Classes page here.

Upcoming events

    • 5 Feb 2022
    • 3 Dec 2022
    • 11 sessions
    • AF Dunedin, 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (2nd Floor)

    *We will continue to hold this event under the RED traffic setting until further notice.*

    Le p’tit déj – French Brunch

    1st Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er samedi du mois à partir de 10h30

    Come along to practice your French or catch up with friends and have a coffee after your trip to the Farmers' Market or your gym session.

    Cost: $5 or free if you bring along some brunch food to share.

    • 14 Apr 2022
    • 10 Nov 2022
    • 7 sessions
    • AF Dunedin, 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (2nd Floor)
    Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 

    2nd Thursday of the month from 6.00pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h00

    (note the earlier start time now!).

    Please join us every second Thursday of the month to enjoy French crêpes and good company.

    $4 for members/$6 for non-members. Please pay at the door. [BYO drinks.]

    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 18:30 - 23:00
    • St Margaret's College, University of Otago, 333 Leith Street, Dunedin North
    • 24

    How the French Celebrate Bastille Day? - Coucou French Classes

    Come celebrate our “French National Day” in style by enjoying a delicious French meal at Otago University's gracious old-world St Margaret's College.

    **Prizes will be awarded for Frenchiness**

    Venez célébrer nos commémorations de la Prise de la Bastille au coeur de l'Université d'Otago.

    Date: Friday 15th July

    Time: 6.30pm

    Location: St Margaret's College, University of Otago, 333 Leith Street, Dunedin North

    RSVP by Monday 11 July.

    Alliance Française Members $35.00
    General Public $45.00
    Children up to 12 years old – $25.00

    Price includes nibbles and 3-course meal. Cash bar also available.

    **Spaces Limited**

    Please secure your booking by paying in full into our bank account 03-09030389432-000. Include your Invoice # in the payment Reference field and your family name in the Particulars field, and "Bastille" if you have space somewhere.

    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 10:00
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 17:00
    • AF Dunedin, 15 Bond Street

    Juillet 2022: Stage de sculpture et modelage pour enfants

    Auguste de Prima Porta — Wikipédia

    "Sculpture" et "modelage" illustrent l'importance donnee a la taille de la pierre dans les civilisations romaine, grec et egyptienne dont la culture francaise est heritiere. Nous proposons aux enfants bilingues de vivre l'experience du sculpteur/modeleur durant ces vacances.  Organisé et animé par une spécialiste!

    This holiday workshop for French-speaking children aims to introduce children to the classical world of sculpture and clay modeling. During the week, children will work with clay and learn stories and techniques from the Classic Greek, Roman and Egyptian times. The workshop is organised by Emilie, who is a professional storyteller and artist!

    Suitable for ages 6 & up. Children must be able to understand and speak French.

    Dates - 3 options:

    Lundi 18 juillet - Vendredi 23 juillet (5 jours, $200)

    Lundi 18 juillet - Mercredi 20 juillet (3 jours, $150)

    Mercredi 20 juillet - Vendredi 22 juillet (3 jours, $150)

    Time: 10am - 5pm each day

    Discount for additional siblings: $150 for 5 days; $120 for 3 days.

    Children to bring a packed lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea, drink bottle and clothing appropriate for the season that can get dirty.

    The sessions will take place at the Alliance Francaise Dunedin EXCEPT Wednesday, which will be at the Otago Museum.

    Spaces limited.

Past events

7 May 2022 Operation Macaron
25 Feb 2022 Quarantine Island Immersion Weekend 2022
29 Jan 2022 2022 Open Day and Class Registration
20 Jan 2022 Galette des rois 2022
13 Oct 2021 Enfants Animés Holiday Programme - octobre 2021
26 Sep 2021 New Caledonia - Film Festival 6.30pm
26 Sep 2021 New Caledonia - Film Festival 4.30pm
20 Jul 2021 Atelier marionnettes enfants - juillet 2021
16 Jul 2021 Bastille Day Dinner at the Dunedin Club 2021
3 Jul 2021 FFF - Soiree Pyjama pour enfants
24 Jun 2021 French Film Festival Opening Night Post-Film Nibbles
10 Jun 2021 Cardrona Distillery Degustation at the Dunedin Club
1 May 2021 Operation Tarte Tatin
11 Mar 2021 Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night
26 Feb 2021 Quarantine Island Immersion Weekend 2021
30 Jan 2021 2021 Open Day and Class Registration
25 Jan 2021 Atelier marionnettes enfants
21 Jan 2021 Galette des rois
8 Oct 2020 Soirée Crêpes - Breton theme!
13 Sep 2020 Rustic Breton Baking Experience
6 Sep 2020 Patinage sur Glace avec Rachael
15 Jul 2020 Bastille Day Dinner at the Dunedin Club
7 Mar 2020 Board game evening @ AF
28 Feb 2020 Quarantine Island Immersion Weekend
15 Feb 2020 Le p’tit déj – French Brunch:
13 Feb 2020 Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night:
1 Feb 2020 2020 Open Day and Class Registration
19 Nov 2019 Ambassador Dinner at Etrusco's
28 Sep 2019 Board Game day / Aprem jeux @ TDWTT
24 Aug 2019 Escape game : Versailles
22 Aug 2019 AF lunch at Manaaki - 22 August 2019
13 Jul 2019 Bastille Day Raclette Night
10 May 2019 AF lunch at Manaaki - 10 May 2019
12 Apr 2019 AF lunch at Manaaki
10 Apr 2019 2019 Randell Cottage Writer-in-Residence lecture
6 Apr 2019 Petit Dej + theatre workshop!
22 Mar 2019 Wine Tasting & Wine Calling Film Screening (FFF)
21 Mar 2019 Gout de France at Prohibition Smokehouse
15 Mar 2019 Dumped /Larguees film event - Ladies' Night Out (FFF)
15 Mar 2019 Asterix - film screening and colouring competition (FFF)
14 Mar 2019 French Film Festival - Opening Night Gala
14 Mar 2019 Film Festival discount at Dog with Two Tails Cafe! (FFF)
8 Mar 2019 Book Club / Club de Lecture
14 Feb 2019 Soiree Crepes
8 Feb 2019 Quarantine Island Immersion Weekend
26 Jan 2019 2019 Open Day and Class Registration
19 Jan 2019 French Brunch / P'tit Dej

Alliance Francaise Dunedin is a non-profit organizationCharity Registration Number: CC46230. 15 Bond Street, Dunedin, Otago.

For deliveries: C/O Humphrey Catchpole; 84 Manor Place, Dunedin Central 9016

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