Individual Supporters

Partner a Character

Join us to help create the RNZB’s latest commission, the Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella.

The ‘dream team’ which brought you 2019’s famed Hansel & Gretel, Loughlan Prior and Claire Cowan, reunite to create a feisty, funny and fabulous Cinderella presented in association with Orchestra Wellington, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Partner a Character is an exclusive opportunity to play a vital part in the creation of this adventurous new RNZB commission by aligning yourself with your favourite character, prop or integral piece of the set.

Click here to learn about Loughlan’s new voice for this classic tale and his vision for the characters; catch a glimpse of initial designs by Emma Kingsbury and learn about the supporter benefits available to you.

To learn more about this campaign, the characters or sponsoring more than one character, get in touch with Elizabeth Isaacs, Philanthropy Manager, on 021 247 7744. Follow the links below to support your chosen character, prop, or set piece.

Principal Roles


  • Cinderella – generously supported by Ros and Philip Burdon
  • Prince Charming – generously supported by Ros and Philip Burdon



Soloist Roles | $1,500 each

Ensemble Roles | $300 each

Child Extras | $250 each

Major Props


RNZB Cinderella 2022 Soloist Katherine Skelton. Photo: Ross Brown. Stepsisters Madeleine and Nicolette Costume Design by Emma Kingsbury

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