Ticketing information

Tickets for the majority of events in our Schools programme are $15 and can be booked by submitting this booking form or by calling (04) 473 0149 (ext 1).

Please note the best available tickets for school groups at public performances are often C Reserve.

An adult must accompany each student group attending a Schools event. We can issue one teacher/caregiver ticket for every 10 students at the Schools ticket price for that event. Additional adults in attendance must pay the full price (unless it is a schools-only performance).

The Schools only performance of Hatupatu | Kurungaituku : a forbidden love (Thursday 22 February, 12pm) is $25 per ticket and can be booked through iTICKET with the code SCHOOLBOOKINGS.

The Writers at the Embassy: Schools Events events on 23 February are free, but capacity is limited, so booking is essential.

Once invoiced, Schools tickets are non-refundable unless the Festival cancels the event.

Contact us at schools@festival.nz to discuss or share any concerns you have regarding content.

Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis. Schools sessions fill up quickly, so get in and request seats for your students as soon as possible. You can confirm final numbers in 2024. As demand exceeds availability for most Festival performances, we retain the right to limit the number of seats available to any one school


Booking is easy; just fill out our Schools Booking Form.xlsx and send it back to us at schools@festival.nz.

Curriculum Links

Schools performances and experiences may relate directly to strands of the New Zealand curriculum. They may also have direct relevance to many of the NCEA achievement standards of all three levels.

Content warnings & audience care

Age suitability is based on our recommendation only and we have provided content warnings where appropriate. The Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts takes no responsibility for any offence caused but please feel welcome to contact the Schools team at schools@festival.nz to discuss any concerns about a show’s content.

Access & Inclusion

Accessibility is important to us at Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts.

Where applicable, the events will have the relevant access symbols next to the event information.

Our full Access and Inclusion Programme, including information for wheelchair users, can be found at festival.nz/access or contact us at access@festival.nz, 04 473 0149 ext 6.

Please note that wheelchair seating is limited at venues where events are currently being held. Contact ticketing@festival.nz for more information about wheelchair access.

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