COVID-19 Updates for Public Events

OUR PUBLIC EVENTS COVID-19 PROTOCOL 

This page was last updated on 26 April 2022. Information on this page will be reviewed daily.

We follow the standard COVID-19 Safety Guidelines as outlined by the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework. 

Dancers and touring staff are 100% vaccinated as are all staff at venues we perform in. Read our COVID-19 Policy here, or get in touch if you have any questions. 

TRAFFIC LIGHT STATUS:

All venues are currently in ORANGE following all of New Zealand’s move to Orange Traffic Light settings as of 11.59pm 13 April 2022.

We welcome the move to lift restrictions on indoor gathering numbers across Aotearoa and look forward to working with our colleagues at venues across the motu to offer safe and enjoyable experiences for audiences as we prepare our new ballet – The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella – for its world premiere at the newly renovated St James Theatre in August. We can’t think of a better excuse to get together, get dressed up and get back in the theatre.

We are currently working through what the changes in Orange look like for the RNZB. We will update this page when any changes to our COVID-19 health & safety policies are confirmed.

Life at Orange

PERFORMANCE UPDATES

SWAN LAKE TOUR CANCELLED 

As of 4 April, the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) cancelled the national tour of Swan Lake, set to take centre stage in five New Zealand cities through May and June.  

We were unable to move forward with the Swan Lake production under Red Traffic Light settings, even with the extended 200-person limit.

Swan Lake ticket holders are being contacted directly to arrange a refund, credit or donation. 

The RNZB is incredibly grateful to those ticket holders who have donated their ticket costs back to the Company.

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VENUES UPDATE

From 11:59pm on 4 April 2022, there will be no requirement for venues to use My Vaccine Pass.

After 4 April, the decision to use or not use My Vaccine Pass will be specific to each venue.

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TICKETING OFFICE UPDATE

At the Orange Traffic Light settings, we will advise when in-person ticket sales will again be available as we work through health and safety procedures for our staff and visitors to RNZB premises. For now, please call before coming into the Willeston Street office.  

Normal ticket dispatch will resume at the Orange Traffic Light settings.

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