Live In Your Living Room


9 Sep - 22 Sep 2021

Principal Laurynas Vėjalis. Photo: Stephen A'Court

Watch Paquita Online


This winter we brought the tutus, tiaras and chandeliers to Wellington, Napier and Auckland with the dazzling Russian classic, Paquita. It is a celebration of tradition and technique, with glittering tiaras, fleet footwork, soaring leaps and turns like spinning tops.

Paquita, first staged in 1846, is a scintillating romp in which the dancers’ classical technique takes centre stage. Beloved by ballet stars including Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Nureyev and Natalia Makarova, with sparkling tutus inspired by Russian master jeweller Fabergé and a finale to leave the audience as breathless – and exhilarated – as the dancers themselves.

Listen closely and you may hear the audience at the Aotea Centre gasping with delight: this is Ballet with a capital B and we hope it brings a bit of sparkle to your bubble.

The national tour of The Firebird with Paquita was unfortunately cut short due to Covid restrictions.  Whilst we didn’t originally plan to release Paquita as an online broadcast we have now created a digital production, from live performance footage, for those who may have missed our live performances, or who just want to enjoy Paquita again. It’s a treat!


Available to watch online | 9 – 22 September





Paquita is available for everyone to enjoy, our suggested contribution is $15 – $20, but please pay what feels right for you using the slider. Additional donations are possible and are very welcome.


38 minutes


To watch: from 9am Thursday 9 September to 11.59pm Wednesday 22 September, 2021.

To purchase: now until 8pm Wednesday 22 September, 2021.


Tikstream is a premium digital streaming service created in Australia by the team at Studio Bravo where you can purchase access to digital broadcasts and events.

Tikstream is a service available to people 13 years old and over.

Your Tikstream access code can only be used on one device, so choose carefully. Please see our FAQs for any broadcast troubleshooting.

How to buy your broadcast:

  1. Go to Tikstream, you can find the link here, to purchase access before 8pm Wednesday 22 September.
  2. Select the price you wish to pay, we encourage you to pay what you feel but suggest $20.00
  3. Fill in your Name and Email address, confirm your email address and press finalise booking
  4. Fill in your payment details – credit card or Google pay and press Pay to finalise your booking
  5. You will be sent a unique access code and link to the email address you purchased with
  6. You will use your unique access code and link to view the broadcast any time between 9am Thursday 9 September – 11.59pm Wednesday 22 September, 2021.
  7. Sit back, relax and watch the magic of the Royal New Zealand Ballet in your own home


Please note, in 2020 we experienced many scams circulating the internet, primary Facebook, impersonating our Live in Your Living Room campaign. Please be vigilant and only follow links from the official RNZB website,, this will take you to our official provider Tikstream.

If you have any concerns, please email, or message us on Facebook. If you think you may have given your credit card details to a non-legitimate website, please contact your bank immediately.

Read our FAQs here.



Marius Petipa


Michael Auer and Patricia Barker


Ludwig Minkus and Edouard Deldevez

Costume Design

Patricia Barker

Set Design

Howard C Jones

Lighting Design

Jon Buswell


Filming: Michael Auer Editing: Jeremy Brick

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