COVID-19 Updates for Public Events


This page was last reviewed on 2 December 2022.

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

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. 

As of 12 September 2022, the government has removed most COVID-19 rules.

We welcome the move to lift restrictions 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 for Tutus on Tour 2022 and Venus Rising later this year.

We will update this page if we make any changes to our COVID-19 health and safety policies or there are changes in government advice.



Due to cases of Covid-19 in the company, the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) must regretfully announce the cancellation of VENUS RISING for the remaining performances in Christchurch on December 2nd and 3rd. READ MORE.


Tutus on Tour 2022 will be proceeding in all scheduled performance centres from 7 October to 12 November. Any changes to performance dates/times will be updated accordingly on our website and across our communications channels.

You are welcome to wear a face mask to attend RNZB performances. Venues in which we perform will continue to maintain a high standard of cleaning and sanitising around performances.

If you are unwell, for your own comfort and that of those around you, please stay home. If you are unable to use your tickets due to illness, please contact your point of purchase (RNZB, Ticketmaster, Ticketek, Eventfinda, Regent Theatre Dunedin or other direct venue) as soon as possible to discuss your options for exchange or refund. 

Specific rules will vary by venue, so please visit the performance venues’ websites for requirements. 


Normal ticket dispatch has resumed but may be subject to unavoidable delays due to courier issues.

If you are arranging tickets through the RNZB at short notice we recommend that if possible you collect tickets from our ticketing desk at the theatre, before the performance in question.

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