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COVID-19 UPDATE

Covid-19 update, Sunday 28 February 2021

Change in Covid-19 alert levels affects Tutus on Tour and events for schools and dance students

With the community outbreak of Covid-19 in Auckland and the associated increase to alert level 3 in Auckland and alert level 2 in the rest of New Zealand, we have postponed our Tutus on Tour performances in New Plymouth, Whanganui, Hastings, Gisborne, Tauranga and Nelson. We hope that the second week of the tour will go ahead as planned, and that we will be able to reschedule some, if not all, of the performances currently scheduled for the week of 1 March.

We will only be able to go ahead with performances when the centres in which we are performing are back in alert level 1.

Tutus on Tour is currently scheduled for the following dates and venues:

North Island

New Plymouth                  TSB Showplace, 1 March POSTPONED
Whanganui                         Royal Wanganui Opera House, 2 March POSTPONED
Hastings                               ToiToi: Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre, 2 March POSTPONED
Gisborne                             War Memorial Theatre, 4 March POSTPONED
Tauranga                             Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, 6 March POSTPONED
Hamilton                              Clarence Street Theatre, 9 – 10 March
Manukau                             Vodafone Manukau Events Centre, 11 March
Whangārei                          Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, 13 March
Kerikeri                                Turner Centre, 16 March

South Island

Nelson                                  Theatre Royal, 5 – 6 March POSTPONED
Blenheim                             ASB Theatre, Marlborough, 9 March
Ashburton                          Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 11 March
Oamaru                                Opera House, 13 March
Gore                                      St James Theatre, 16 March

If you hold tickets for a Tutus on Tour performance, you will be contacted by the venue or the ticketing agency with which you booked your tickets, once we know if and when performances can proceed in accordance with government regulations.

If any performance is cancelled, you will be entitled to a full refund.

If performances go ahead, either on the original dates or rescheduled, our refund and exchange policy, with additional special provisions regarding Covid-19, will apply. We have instructed the ticketing agencies associated with each venue for the tour to follow this policy also.

Tutus on Tour for Schools and other education and community activities

Tutus on Tour for Schools performances during the week of 1 March (New Plymouth, Hastings, Gisborne, Nelson) will not take place. We hope to reschedule and will advise schools as soon as we have new dates. Schools who have booked for the original dates will be given priority.

With the exception of those scheduled in the Auckland region, workshops in schools can still go ahead at the discretion of individual schools. Our Dance Educators will take additional measures to ensure the safety of the students that they work with. Our education and community team will be contacting schools who have booked workshops to discuss this.

The regional open classes in Gisborne (Nadine Antoinette School of Dance, 3 March); Tauranga (The Dance Education Centre, 5 March); and Nelson (Theatre Royal, 6 March) will not take place. We hope to reschedule and will advise students who have booked as soon as we have new dates. Students who have booked for the original dates will be given priority.

The continued good health of our audiences, artists and staff is our priority and we look forward, with optimism, to returning to theatres around Aotearoa soon.  Rest assured that our venue partners are also working with us to deliver a high standard of customer care. 

The Soldier’s Tale – collaboration with the NZSO

Performances of The Soldier’s Tale scheduled for Wanaka, Oamaru, Dunedin and Ashburton on 4 – 7 March are also affected. Please refer to the NZSO’s website and social media for updates. These performances are not presented by the RNZB and we are not involved in the ticketing arrangements nor potential rescheduling.

Covid-19 update, Monday 15 February 2021 

At this stage, the changes in Covid-19 alert levels announced yesterday (14 February) have not affected our plans for Tutus on Tour, due to open at Te Raukura ki Kāpiti on 26 February and touring until 16 March. 

We will, as always, be guided by government advice, and will put the continued good health of our audiences, artists and staff first as we plan for Tutus on Tour and future performances and events. 

Please keep an eye on rnzb.org.nz and our social media for updates. In the event of postponement or cancellation of any performance, ticket holders will be contacted directly by the venue or ticketing agency which issued the tickets. 

The venues we tour to practise public health safety measures.  We request that people sign in using the COVID-19 Tracer App on arrival.  Please stay home if you are not well and unable to attend a performance.  Refer to our refund policy for further details. 

JC6944 Soloist Ana Gallardo Lobaina and Dancer Levi Teachout perform Ultra Folly by Sarah Foster-Sproull. Photo credit: Stephen A'Court.