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RNZB bids a temporary farewell to St James Theatre

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has relocated to temporary dance studios and offices while the St James Theatre complex undergoes seismic strengthening and renovation works.

The purpose-built Dance Centre is located at 115 Wakefield Street, and features two dance studios similar in size to the current studios at the St James.

This facility houses the RNZB costume, production and education departments alongside our dancers and artistic staff.

The administrative departments are located at:

Level 1
5 Willeston Street
Wellington 6011

The PO Box for all Royal New Zealand Ballet correspondence remains:

PO Box 27050
Marion Square
Wellington 6141

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is grateful for the Wellington City Council’s support in planning and building the new space.

RNZB Executive Director Lester McGrath says “We are looking forward to creating dance magic in these new studios, starting with Bold Moves in July and August, and then our brand new production of Hansel and Gretel this Christmas. We are also looking forward to our ultimate return to the St James, with seismic strengthening complete and improved facilities for audiences and artists.”

The Royal New Zealand Ballet expects to return to the St James Theatre in 2021.

RNZB Studio 1 final group photo in window_image Jeremy Brick