For Schools

Attending a Ballet with your School Group

The RNZB provides discounted tickets for school groups on a limited basis for each of our productions to encourage you and your students to experience the thrill of live dance.

The Piano: the ballet, 23 February – 7 April. This new full-length ballet, inspired by the film and developed especially for the RNZB, will be an unique and unforgettable dance experience.
*Please note that due to the adult content of the story, The Piano: the ballet is not recommended for children under 12 years old.

Dancing with Mozart, 31 May – 8 July. Great music inspires great dance! Four outstanding works by George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián and New Zealander Corey Baker, all set to the timeless music of classical master W.A. Mozart. This season will be a particular highlight for dance students.

Strength & Grace, 17 – 18 August. (Wellington only). A programme of specially commissioned contemporary works to mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker, 31 October – 20 December. Introduce your students to this much-loved Christmas story through dance. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a must see!

Discounted tickets for school groups available for the following centres: Auckland, Blenheim, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Napier, Palmerston North and Wellington.

Ticket Prices*:
$15 School Children/Teachers (ratio 9:1)
$20 Additional Adults (maximum of 5)
*Service fees will apply, please check with the ticketing agency at the time of booking

You’ll need 1 teacher for every 9 students, with a maximum of an additional 5 parents or teachers. Groups must be a minimum of 8 people.

Performance running time will be approximately 2 hours. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the starting time

How to book
Contact the Group Line of your local ticketing agency
Auckland – (09) 970 9745 (Ticketmaster group booking line)
Blenheim – 0 800 7692 7827 (Ticketek group booking line)
Christchurch – (03) 379 0597 (Ticketek group booking line)
Dunedin – (03) 477 8597 (Ticket Direct)
Invercargill – (03) 211 1692  (Ticket Direct)
Napier – 0 800 7692 7827 (Ticketek group booking line)
Palmerston North – (06) 357 9740 (Ticket Direct)
Wellington – (09) 970 9745 (Ticketmaster group booking line)

For all enquiries please contact Pascale Parenteau, RNZB Education & Community Manager on (04) 381 9001 or

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