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Pre – Performance Talks

Dive into the world of creating a ballet by attending a Pre-Performance Talk. These free events, held prior to select mainstage performances, feature Artistic and Creative staff discussing the process of bringing a ballet performance to life. Learn about the inspiration and experiments that build a show from concept to rehearsal and finally onto stage.

Free 30 minute event, no booking is required – simply arrive early on the night.


Romeo & Juliet
Wellington – 5 May, 6:30pm
Auckland – 12 May, 6:30pm
Christchurch – 26 May, 6:30pm
Palmerston North – 3 June, 6:50pm

Wellington 28 July, 6:30pm
Christchurch 5 August, 6:30pm
Auckland 11 August, 6:30pm

Hansel & Gretel
Wellington 27 October, 6:30pm
Palmerston North 10 November, 6.50pm
Christchurch 24 November, 6:30pm
Auckland 1 December, 6:30pm
Takapuna 8 December, 6:30pm

For all enquiries, please email

Pre-Performance Talk Former Artistic Director Patricia Barker giving a pre-performance talk in 2020. Photo by Stephen A'Court.

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