Tutus on Tour

1 Mar - 27 Sep 2017

Book now

RNZB Dancers Mayu Tanigaito and Joseph Skelton, photo by Ross Brown

We are delighted to present Tutus on Tour, the RNZB’s legendary regional touring programme, in a new format for 2017.

Working in partnership with our Community and Education programme, Tutus on Tour 2017 will take dancers from the RNZB into seven regional centres, with performances tailor-made for smaller venues, and suitable for all ages.

Where performances are on weekdays, local schools will have the opportunity to get up close to the RNZB during the day with Ballet in a Box: observing the dancers’ daily warm up, watching them perform brief works, and then exploring their world via a Q&A session. In the evening, the dancers will present a performance of classic and contemporary repertoire, in full costume.  For weekend dates, members of the public will be invited to watch the dancers prepare with class on stage, earlier in the same day.

Repertoire may vary from centre to centre, and will be announced in advance of each mini-tour. Tutus on Tour is not part of the RNZB’s 2017 subscription season.

Dates and times


Nelson, 01 March

Theatre Royal


Wednesday 1st March 7:00pm

New Plymouth, 15 March

TSB Showplace


Wednesday 15th March 6:30pm

Queenstown, 18 June

Memorial Centre


Sunday 18th June Tickets on sale 1 May 2017

Oamaru, 20 June

Opera House


Tuesday 20th June Tickets on sale 1 May 2017

Timaru, 21 June

Theatre Royal


Wednesday 21st June Tickets on sale 1 May 2017

Ashburton, 23 August

Ashburton Trust Event Centre


Wednesday 23rd August Tickets on sale 1 June 2017

Gisborne, 27 September

Memorial Theatre


Wednesday 27th September Tickets on sale 1 June 2017

Subscribe for 2017 and Save

Our leading partners