Individual Supporters

Support our Return to the St James Theatre in 2022

We are excited for the Royal New Zealand Ballet to return to its permanent home the St James Theatre, in 2022.

January 2022 Update

We have nearly reached our fundraising target! Your support at this pivotal stage will make a significant difference to the future of your national ballet company. We need your help to get us over the finish line.

Total raised: $2.97m

Target: $3m

Deficit: $300k


Wellington’s iconic St James Theatre – home of the Royal New Zealand Ballet – will soon reopen to the public following a four-year closure for seismic strengthening and renovations.

With your help, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and its home will be a cornerstone for our community and the creative arts for the benefit of Wellington and Aotearoa.

Our moment. Our vision.


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Will you invest in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s future?

Support for this campaign has the power to transform the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the dance community in New Zealand significantly. Refurbishment has brought with it a valuable opportunity that the Company is excited to embrace.

For further information please contact:

Lester McGrath
Executive Director
021 659 962

Elizabeth Isaacs
Philanthropy Manager
021 247 7744

Susannah Lees-Jeffries
Director of Marketing and Development
021 245 4329

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