Ticketing information

Tickets for our current and upcoming Schools programme are $11 for Destination Mars or $5 for Te Ahu Taiohi and can be booked by submitting the booking form below or by calling (04) 473 0149 (ext 1).

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).

Once invoiced, Schools tickets are non-refundable unless the Festival cancels the event due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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, and some events will sell out.


Booking online is easy using our booking form.

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.

Relevant curriculum links are noted on each event page, you can also explore Schools events by subject:

  • Drama
  • English
  • History
  • Media
  • Māori Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Te Reo
  • Visual Art

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.

Next week the Festival will confirm a revised online series of streamed high-quality recordings that can be accessed anywhere. This series will include events from Writers Programme, Chamber Music Series and Tungia Tahia Festival.

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

Where applicable the events have the appropriate 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 our Access Programme Producer Nathan Mudge at access@festival.nz, 04 473 0149 ext 6. or SMS 022 648 4056.

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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