For Schools

School Matinee Performances

Auckland and Christchurch schools have the opportunity to attend specially abridged performances designed for younger audiences.

Hansel and Gretel 
A new version of this timeless tale that will enchant all ages.
Bookings now open – contact your local ticketing agency.

Christchurch – Isaac Theatre Royal
Friday 22 November 12:30pm

Auckland – ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Friday 6 December 12:30pm

Performance duration: 1 1/4 hour

Ticket Prices*:
$15 School Children/Teachers (ratio 9:1)
$20 Additional Adults (maximum of 5)
*Service fees will apply, please check with the ticketing agency at the time of booking
You’ll need 1 teacher for every 9 students, with a maximum of an additional 5 parents or teachers. Groups must be a minimum of 8 people.

Our Schools Matinees performances are extremely popular, please book early to avoid disappointment!

How to book
Contact the Group Line of your local ticketing agency
Auckland – (09) 970 9745 (Ticketmaster group booking line)
Christchurch – (03) 379 0597 (Ticketek group booking line)
Wellington – (09) 970 9745 (Ticketmaster group booking line)

Support for low decile schools

‘Thankyou RNZB and sponsors – an amazing experience – our students are still talking about it.’  Christ the King Catholic School, Deputy Principal

Low decile (deciles 1-5) schools in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland can access additional support to attend Hansel and Gretel thanks to the generosity of the Four Winds Foundation (Auckland and Wellington) and the Ballet Foundation of New Zealand.

For $5 per student or teacher we offer a ticket to the show and fully subsidised transport to the venue.

To ensure that as many schools as possible can enjoy this opportunity, the RNZB reserves the right to limit the number of tickets per school.
*There is limited availability for this offer: seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis – book asap so you don’t miss out!

Download the booking form. Payment not required now, you will be invoiced after your form has been processed.

For all enquiries, please email  or contact RNZB Education, Community & Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678 521

Venus Rising Schools Matinee Performance (new in 2020)
Bring your dance students to experience the diversity and power of the art form at its finest.
$15 per student/teacher.  Book through your local ticketing agency.
Thursday 2 July.

Sleeping Beauty Schools Matinee Performances
Experience the magic of Sleeping Beauty at these special performances for school-aged students.
$15 per student/teacher.  Book through your local ticketing agency.
Wellington Thursday 5 November
Friday 20 November
Friday 4 December

Bookings open on Tuesday 19 November, 2019.

For all enquiries, please email  or contact RNZB Education, Community & Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678 521

Our leading partners