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Technical Information for Venues

Following are the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s minimum technical requirements:

Sound
Dependent on repertoire. Contact the Production Department for further information.

Lighting
Dependent on repertoire. Contact the Production Department for further information.

Wardrobe area
A fully fitted area, including washing machines and driers and hot and cold water supply.

Dressing rooms
To accommodate 37 dancers and 10 staff with shower facilities.

Heating
All backstage areas including stage house to a minimum of 22 degrees Celsius.

Freight
Dependent on repertoire. Contact the Production Department for further information.

The following requirements are all negotiable depending on the production:

Stage
Proscenium opening – 12 metres
Setting line to furthest upstage batten – 12 metres
Stage width including wings – 22 metres
Width between fly floors – 18 metres
Stage to grid height – 18 metres
Stage to fly floor – 7 metres

Flying system
A minimum of 40 counter-weight lines

Stage surface
A sprung wooden floor

These are our minimum technical requirements. For more information, please contact enquiry@rnzb.org.nz

Safe working practices

The Royal New Zealand Ballet adheres to or exceeds all official safe working practices both at home and abroad.

Click here to view Entertainment Technology New Zealand’s Guide for Safe Working Practices in the New Zealand Theatre and Entertainment Industry.

Coverage of behind the scenes work at The Royal New Zealand Ballet studios in the St James Theatre building, Wellington, NZ. Behind the scenes at the RNZB studios. Photo credit: Stephen A'Court.