If you have ever attended a Royal New Zealand Ballet performance
you will understand our commitment to creating magical and
memorable experiences. What you may not know is that ticket sales
and funding from government only cover around 70% of our operating
budget. We depend on supporters and generous donors to help make up
The Dress Circle supporters' programme offers a further level of
involvement for patrons wanting a closer relationship with the
company, and current Friends who would like to increase their
support. Personalised communication throughout the year provides
members with special insight into the work of the RNZB, and events held around the country offer an
opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet with dancers, artistic
staff, and company management.
All contributors to the Dress Circle enjoy the satisfaction of
knowing that they have played a part in keeping the Royal New
Zealand Ballet at the heart of New Zealand's cultural life. In
recognition of their generosity, we are also pleased to offer
supporters a range of benefits, depending on the level of
annual contribution. Memberships start from $250 per year, with
members receiving two complimentary tickets per $1,000
Every gift makes a difference.
Online or Download the Dress Circle Donation Form
If you would like to discuss supporting a special project, or
are considering a major gift to the company, we would love to meet
you to discuss how we could work with you.
Tax incentives allow individuals to claim 33.33% rebate for all
donations up to the value of their income. In accordance with
Inland Revenue Department Regulations, the value of the benefits
provided in return for a donation is not tax deductible and must be
excluded from the amount that can be claimed as a donation.
Supporters who do not wish to receive benefits may prefer to make a
For further information about the Dress Circle supporter
programme, please contact Liesl Nunns, Philanthropy Manager, 04 381
Photo Credit: Dress Circle partnered dancer, Paul
Mathews, with RNZB Principal Guest Artist, Gillian Murphy, in
Balanchine's Who Cares? Photo by Evan Li.