Individual Supporters

Friends of the RNZB

Join the movement and keep the dancers on their toes!

Imagine if you bought a new pair of shoes every Monday and had to throw them out by Sunday because they were worn through. Each year the Royal New Zealand Ballet imports more than 1,000 pairs of pointe shoes. Friends’ memberships, donations* and fundraising helps foot this bill.

The Friends are passionate about ballet and have supported the RNZB since its inception. Express your love of ballet by taking out an annual membership. Young Friends membership is just $20, with a discount for siblings living in the same household. Annual membership of the Adult Friends starts from just $40.  To join, download and complete the Friends membership form at the bottom of the page.


Membership benefits Adult Friends Young Friends
20% Discount on two tickets per show per venue (book via using the Friends promotional code supplied with your membership card or via your local box office and supplying your membership card number) 2 x adult tickets 2 x child tickets
Seasonal newsletters with sneak previews into the world of the RNZB and dance, plus the latest Friends’ news. Behind the Scenes Let’s Dance
Discount at most RNZB Education events
Season posters
Opportunities to meet the dancers and autograph signings (centre and tour schedule dependent)
Invitations to watch RNZB company class (centre and tour schedule dependent)
Invitations to branch events and activities


Membership is for a calendar year from 1 January to 31 December. Prices are correct as at 1 October 2015.  For further information, contact Susie Jones, Friends National Administrator, (04) 381 9018.

Download membership form


*Tax information: A receipt for tax deduction purposes will be issued. Tax incentives allow individuals to claim 33.33% rebate for all donations up to the value of their income.


pointe shoes The funds raised by the Friends of the RNZB go towards the cost of ballet shoes to keep the dancers on their toes.

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