22 April 2020
We have made the decision to reschedule our Venus Rising programme, which was due to open in Wellington on 29 May, and tour to Christchurch, Dunedin, Napier, Palmerston North, Auckland and Tauranga until 5 July.
New dates and venues have now been confirmed, and performances are scheduled for August / September, replacing our previously advertised national tour of Dangerous Liaisons, which has been cancelled. Our Christmas tour, the Ryman Healthcare Season of The Sleeping Beauty, opening in Wellington on 29 October, is at present unaffected.
Please see below for new Venus Rising dates and venues. We regret very much that it is no longer possible to include Tauranga in this tour.
If you have tickets for Venus Rising and/or Dangerous Liaisons, a member of our ticketing team will be in touch with you, by phone or by email, to discuss your options. These include:
Should the continuing situation with Covid-19 require a further change to our schedule, we will contact all ticket holders to discuss options for exchange, refund or donation. We would like to assure all ticket holders that funds from ticket sales are held in trust until after a performance has taken place. Should any performance be cancelled you will be entitled to a refund.
Please see below for a summary of date changes for Venus Rising:
|Original dates||New dates|
|Wellington||Friday 29 May, 7.30pm||Thursday 20 August, 7.30pm|
|Saturday 30 May, 1.30pm||Friday 21 August, 7.30pm|
|Saturday 30 May, 7.30pm||Saturday 22 August, 1.30pm|
|Sunday 31 May, 3pm||Saturday 22 August, 7.30pm|
|Christchurch*||Friday 12 June, 7.30pm||Friday 28 August, 7.30pm|
|Saturday 13 June, 1.30pm||CANCELLED|
|Saturday 13 June, 7.30pm||Saturday 29 August, 7.30pm|
|Dunedin||Wednesday 17 June, 7.30pm||Saturday 5 September, 7.30pm|
|Palmerston North||Sunday 21 June, 7.30pm||Wednesday 9 September, 7.30pm|
|Napier||Friday 5 June, 7.30pm||Saturday 12 September, 7.30pm|
|Saturday 6 June. 7.30pm||Sunday 13 September, 1.30pm|
|Tauranga||Saturday 27 June, 7.30pm||CANCELLED|
|Sunday 28 June, 2pm||CANCELLED|
|Auckland*||Wednesday 1 July, 7.30pm||Thursday 17 September, 7.30pm|
|Thursday 2 July, 7.30pm||Friday 18 September, 7.30pm|
|Friday 3 July, 7.30pm||Saturday 19 September, 7.30pm|
|Saturday 4 July, 1.30pm||CANCELLED|
|Saturday 4 July, 7.30pm||CANCELLED|
|Sunday 5 July, 3pm||CANCELLED|
*Please note that we also have venue changes in Christchurch and Auckland; the performances due to take place in the James Hay Theatre and the ASB Waterfront Theatre will now take place in the Isaac Theatre Royal and the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre at the Aotea Centre.
We appreciate that everyone’s circumstances will be different and that ticket holders may like to take some time to consider different options. We will be contacting all our subscribers individually to discuss your options and to answer any questions that you might have, particularly if there has been a change of venue or performance time.
If you have purchased tickets for Venus Rising through the ASB Waterfront Theatre, a representative from their ticketing team will be in touch with you to discuss options for re-booking, refund or donating your tickets to the RNZB.
If you have booked for Venus Rising or Dangerous Liaisons through Ticketek (Christchurch, Tauranga, Napier), Ticketmaster (Wellington) or Ticket Rocket (Dunedin, Palmerston North) then you will be contacted by their representatives.
The RNZB ticketing team may be contacted via phone or email, 04 831 1056 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.