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Covid-19 update, Tuesday 13 April 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have a new date for Tutus on Tour at the Vodafone Events Centre. This performance, originally scheduled for Thursday 11 March at 6.30pm, was unable to take place earlier this month due to the Covid-19 Level 2 restrictions in Auckland at that time. 

Tutus on Tour will now take place at the Vodafone Events Centre on Tuesday 17 August at 6.30pm. Original tickets remain valid for the rescheduled performance, and if customers can attend on the new date, they need take no further action.  

Customers who are unable to attend the rescheduled performance are of course welcome to pass unwanted tickets on to family or friends, or to request a full refund from their point of purchase as per the RNZB’s Covid-19 ticketing terms and conditions.  

Tutus on Tour at the Vodafone Events Centre is very heavily sold. If customers are unable to use their tickets and do not wish to pass them on, the RNZB would appreciate it if they could be returned for refund as soon as possible, so that they can be available for other ballet lovers to purchase. It will not be possible to request a refund any later than 5pm on Monday 16 August. 

We’d like to thank the team at the Vodafone Events Centre for their help in securing a new date for Tutus on Tour, and look forward to performing in Manukau in August. 

Covid-19 update, Monday 8 March 2021

Royal New Zealand Ballet announces new dates for Tutus on Tour performances and schools’ events

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to confirm that performances of Tutus on Tour that were unable to take place during the week of 1 March have now been rescheduled. The RNZB would like to acknowledge our colleagues at the affected venues for their swift assistance in enabling us to secure new dates at short notice, as well as their help in communicating with our customers.

The continued good health of our audiences, artists and all our staff will as always be our priority and we are working closely with all the venues in which we perform to ensure that they maintain a high level of customer care. 

Performances in Blenheim (9 March), Hamilton (9 and 10 March), Ashburton (11 March), Whangarei (13 March), Oamaru (13 March), Kerikeri (16 March) and Gore (16 March) will take place as planned. We are unable to perform in Manukau while Auckland is still at Alert Level 2 and so the performance scheduled for Thursday 11 March at 6.30pm is postponed until further notice.

New dates are as follows:

VenueOriginal datesNew dates
New Plymouth
TSB Showplace

Monday 1 March, 6.30pmThursday 25 March, 6.30pm
Hastings
ToiToi: Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre  

Tuesday 2 March, 6.30pmTuesday 23 March, 6.30pm
Gisborne
War Memorial Theatre  
Thursday 4 March, 6.30pmTuesday 23 March, 6.30pm
Nelson
Theatre Royal


Friday 5 March, 6.30pm
Saturday 6 March, 2pm Saturday 6 March, 6.30pm

Friday 19 March, 6.30pm
Saturday 20 March, 2pm Saturday 20 March, 6.30pm
Tauranga
Baycourt Community and Arts Centre
Saturday 6 March, 2pm Saturday 6 March, 6.30pmSunday 21 March, 2pm Friday 19 March, 6.30pm

The RNZB regrets that it has not been possible to reschedule the performance that was due to take place at the Royal Wanganui Opera House on Tuesday 2 March. All customers will be entitled to a full refund and will be contacted by Ticketek to arrange this.

All customers will be contacted directly by the venues and/or ticketing agencies with details of their rescheduled performance. Original tickets remain valid for the specific performance they have been rescheduled into, and if customers can attend on the new date, they need take no further action.

In places where there are multiple performances, it may be possible to transfer to another performance if the re-scheduled performance does not suit, but only subject to availability.

Customers who are unable to attend rescheduled performances are of course welcome to pass unwanted tickets on to family or friends, or to request a full refund from their point of purchase as per the RNZB’s Covid-19 ticketing terms and conditions.

Tutus on Tour performances in all venues are very heavily sold. If customers are unable to use their tickets and do not wish to pass them on, the RNZB would appreciate it if they could be returned for refund as soon as possible, so that they can be available for other ballet lovers to purchase. It will not be possible to request a refund any later than 5pm on the day before the first rescheduled performance in the relevant venue.

Tutus on Tour for Schools and other community and education activities

We are very pleased to have been able to reschedule the four free Tutus on Tour for Schools performances that were due to take place during the week of 1 March. Schools with bookings for these events have already been contacted and we hope that everyone will still be able to attend.

New dates are as follows:

VenueOriginal datesNew dates
New Plymouth TSB Showplace

Monday 1 March, 12.30pmFriday 26 March, 12.30pm
Hastings
ToiToi: Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre  

Tuesday 2 March, 12.30pmTuesday 23 March, 12.30pm
Gisborne
War Memorial Theatre  
Thursday 4 March, 12.30pmTuesday 23 March, 12.30pm
Nelson
Theatre Royal
Friday 5 March, 12.30pm

Friday 19 March, 12.30pm

 

The regional open classes in Gisborne, Tauranga and Nelson will be rescheduled. Students who had booked for these will be contacted directly with the new dates.

The Soldier’s Tale – collaboration with the NZSO

Performances of The Soldier’s Tale scheduled for Wanaka, Oamaru, Dunedin and Ashburton will be rescheduled for later in the year. 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.

We are delighted to be back on the road and would like to thank our supporters around Aotearoa for their many messages of encouragement over the last week. We would also like to thank our friends at Ryman Healthcare for their continued investment in Tutus on Tour, our colleagues at theatres, ticketing agencies and our travel and accommodation providers who have all gone the extra mile to help us bring Tutus on Tour to audiences from Kerikeri to Gore.

Covid-19 update, Friday 5 March 2021

Tutus on Tour performances next week

We’re back on the road!

Performances in Blenheim, Hamilton, Whangarei, Ashburton, Oamaru, Kerikeri and Gore will take place as scheduled from 9 – 16 March. Please see https://rnzb.org.nz/shows/tutus-on-tour-2/ for a reminder of dates and venues.

We’re unable to perform in Manukau during Level 2, so the performance on 11 March is postponed. We’ll keep ticket holders up to date with plans for rescheduling.

We’ll be announcing new dates for performances postponed from this week on Monday – keep an eye on rnzb.org.nz and on our social media. Ticket holders will be contacted directly, early next week.

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.