Individual Supporters

Annual Appeal

Make a difference.

You can play a meaningful role in your national ballet company by donating to the RNZB Annual Appeal. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and important to our work.

The Nutcracker

In 2018, your gift will help us bring The Nutcracker to ten venues in nine cities throughout New Zealand. Whether it’s a child’s first ballet or a delightful escape for adults, this holiday classic brings cheer to audiences of all ages. We are excited to share this production, and we appreciate your generosity and support in helping us reach ballet newcomers and enthusiasts across New Zealand.

If you would like to make a more considerable contribution, you may like to consider a Partner a Character donation. Your donation will go directly to the creation of your character’s costume and props, and will support the dancers who embody the role on tour. You can Partner the Mouse King for $4,000 or Partner The Nutcracker Prince for $10,000.

The Nutcracker will also be the first on-stage experience for over 300 young dancers around the country. At least 30 ballet students have been cast in each city, and they will join RNZB company dancers on stage for the party and battle scenes. These students will have the unique opportunity of learning from professional dancers and being taught by the RNZB Ballet Masters. We are seeking donations of $500 per character towards the costs of creating 30 unique costumes for our young dancers and to support them as they experience this one-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Hansel & Gretel

We invite ballet lovers to make a donation of any size to our 2019 Annual Appeal. Your gift will be directed to the 2019 tour of Hansel & Gretel.

For Christmas 2019, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is proud to present a new two-act ballet by Loughlan Prior, with a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan. This major premiere brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

Loughlan will bring a new voice to a classic tale, telling the story with humour while also addressing the underlying themes of child poverty and children’s rights. Gretel is the heroine of the story and will lead the dancing through a vibrantly lit new set.

This major premiere brings together New Zealand’s brightest young creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

The RNZB is thrilled to be creating a new ballet by New Zealand artists. You can be a part of this with us by supporting our 2019 Annual Appeal.

RNZB Dancers: Shaun James Kelly and Kirby Selchow. Photo by Ross Brown


For more information or to discuss a donation, please contact Bryna O’Brien-Kiddey, Philanthropy Manager, on 04 381 9030.

Donate online or Download the RNZB Donation Form

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is a charitable trust registered under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 (registration number CC25091). The Inland Revenue Department allows individuals to claim 33.33% rebate for all donations of $5 or more up to the value of their income.


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