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 $25, 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.

The Friends of the Royal New Zealand Ballet is an independent charity. As a support group it raises funds for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and fosters an appreciation of Ballet in New Zealand by promoting membership of the Friends of the RNZB throughout New Zealand.


Membership benefits

Adult Friends

Young Friends

20% discount on two tickets per show per venue (Use the Friends promotional code supplied with your membership card.  Book via, by calling your local ticketing agency or theatre, or by visiting your local box office.)

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 ✔ ✔
Badge ✔

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



*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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