How do you feel attending live performances in a post-Covid world?

On the 29th May, we sent a survey to a selection of RNZB audience members and stakeholders. In this we asked how they were feeling about attending live performances at Alert Level One, when restrictions on public gatherings were lifted. We had more than 1,000 responses.

We’re please to announce a short summary of findings below:

A clear majority of audience members said that they were not worried about attending live performances at Alert Level One (76%).

The top three reasons audience members come to the ballet are ‘Seeing an art form that I know and admire live’, ‘Continuing my support and tradition of attending an artform I love’ and ‘A special night out to plan for and look forward to’.

95% of respondents are happy purchasing tickets in Alert Level One.

In order to make audience members feel safe and comfortable when they come to the theatre, we are working with venues to ensure:

  • you are provided with information about public safety protocols
  • additional cleaning and cleaning staff are on site
  • hand sanitising facilities are available
  • there are contactless/low-contact systems for ticketing, purchasing refreshments and programmes in place

We are committed to working with all the venues in which we perform to look after you and audience members of all ages and will keep you up to date with developments as we count down to opening night of Venus Rising.

Coverage of behind the scenes work at The Royal New Zealand Ballet studios in the St James Theatre building, Wellington, NZ. Wellington, NZ. 03.10.2013. Prokofiev's PETER AND THE WOLF, from The Royal New Zealand Ballet. Coverage of behind the scenes work at the companyÕs studios in the St James Theatre building. Photo credit: Stephen AÕCourt. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen AÕCourt