Most Access tickets are $20.
If an event has a lower ticket price, the lower price will apply. Some shows have higher, fixed ticket prices. Contact us for more information.
Companion tickets are free, although they are limited and subject to availability for some events.
Email email@example.com or phone 04 473 0149 to buy your Access tickets or to discuss your access requirements.
Hearing loops are available at the Michael Fowler Centre, TSB Arena and St James Theatre.
Audio Description is a form of narration used to provide information surrounding key visual elements in a work for the benefit of blind and visually impaired audiences.
Events with Audio Description:
Everyone is welcome and it is free to attend.
Based on Back to Back Theatre’s award winning stage production, Shadow blends ﬁction and documentary elements to tell the story of a group of activists who hold a public meeting only to discover their own prejudices are their biggest obstacles in creating change. With 95% of the cast identifying as having a disability and a crew made up of mentored interns with disabilities, the ﬁlm’s themes and philosophical approach to creation are intrinsically linked.
Sun 10 March, 2:30pm
Duration: 1 hour
Audio described pre-show notes available online
The Air Between Us
A captivating outdoor aerial dance event performed mid-air. From diverse backgrounds and life experiences, critically acclaimed choreographer Chloe Loftus and multi-award-winning Māori artist Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniopoto)- who performs in his wheelchair- explore our innate capacity to exist in symbiotic harmony with each other and our environment.
Sun 10 March, 12:30pm
Duration: 20 minutes
Audio described, Touch Tour 11.45am
Jungle Book reimagined
Akram Khan Company
Experience this timeless tale like never before, as one of the most innovative dance companies in the world, Akram Khan Company (UK), travels to Aotearoa with their latest production: a thought provoking but magical retelling of Kipling’s much loved classic.
Jungle Book reimagined is a beautifully compelling and vital piece of storytelling about our need to belong and bond with others, and to connect with and respect our natural world.
St James Theatre
Audio described performance Sat 24 Feb, 7pm. Touch Tour 6.15pm
Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes (includes an interval)
By Dan Colley
A moving and darkly comic interpretation of Shakespeare’s play, told from the point of view of Joy, a person with dementia who is living in an old memory of rehearsing King Lear.
Critically acclaimed Irish theatre maker Dan Colley’s visually stunning production uses puppetry, projection and live video to create mul<ple layers of Joy’s world as past and present, ﬁction and reality overlap and distort.
Audio described performance Sat 16 March, 7:30pm. Touch Tour 6.45pm
Duration: 1 hours, 20 minutes (no interval)
The Savage Coloniser Show
By Tusiata Avia
FCC Theatre company is back, bringing to ferocious life Tusiata Avia’s book The Savage Coloniser, for which she became the ﬁrst female Pasiﬁka poet to win the Ockham Award for poetry. Under the artful direction of the equally formidable Anapela Polata’ivao, Avia’s unapologetic and clear eyed examination of race and racism, the colonised and the coloniser, is full of bold humour, courage and lacerating truths.
Audio described performance Sat 2 March, 4pm. Touch Tour 3.15pm
Duration: 1 hours, 10 minutes (no interval)
By Nancy Brunning
The extraordinary and much loved wāhine from Witi Ihimaera’s groundbreaking books are brought to life by a powerful cast in this theatrical masterpiece tenderly crafted by the late Nancy Brunning. Following adored seasons in its original iteration, this new production was conceived to bring Nancy Brunning’s ﬁnal work to the big stage.
St James Theatre
Audio described performance Sat 2 March, 7pm. Touch Tour 6.15pm
Duration: 1 hours, 20 minutes (no interval)
Taniwha Time Machine
Dreamgirls Art Collective
Renowned for their ‘breathtaking and purposeful’ (Ensemble) artworks across Aotearoa, Dreamgirls Arts Collective will transform the Wellington Waterfront, bringing kōrero tuku iho (stories of the past) of Ngake and Whātaitai to life in a way only they can- larger than life, bursting with colour, complete with a disco dance ﬂoor. And that’s not all- a sparkling phone booth created by cameo Dreamgirl Coco Solid (Ngāouhi/Samoa) beckons- lift the receiver, dial into the ‘Hotline to the Divine’ and see what happens… you could ﬁnd yourself connecting to a whole new dimension.
Audio described walkthroughs will be available:
Sun 25 Feb, 11am - 2pm
Sun 2 March, 2 -5pm
Sat 9 March 1-4pm
The walkthrough should take about 15-20 minutes. Just turn up; no need to make a booking. When you arrive, mention that you would like an audio described tour through the space, and one of our trained volunteers will guide you through the Taniwhā Time Machine.
New Zealand Dance Company
Celebrated indigenous artist Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto) and acclaimed choreographer and Creative Director of World of Wearable Art (WOW) Maria Johnston collaborate to create Imprint. Prepare to be entranced by their innovative choreography combined with captivating soundscape and design.
This new work will be paired with Eddie Elliot’s (Ngāti Maniapoto) Uku- Behind the Canvas, inspired by the Māori pūrākau (mythology of Hineahuone, the ﬁrst woman created by Tāne-Mahuta from clay).
Audio described performance Sat 9 March, 7.30pm. Touch Tour 6.45pm
Duration: 1 hours, 35 minutes (includes an interval)
Other Accessible Events
These events are accessible to blind/visually impaired patrons without Audio Description.
Arooj Aftab - Thurs 14 March, 8pm, Michael Fowler Centre
Beyond Words - Sat 9 March, 7.30pm, Michael Fowler Centre
Barton & Brodsky - Fri 15 March, 7:30pm, Michael Fowler Centre
Bird Like Men: Tararua - Fri 1 March, 7:30pm, Māoriland Hub Ōtaki
Hope: Soweto Gospel Choir - Wed 28 Feb, 6;30pm, Michael Fowler Centre
Johnny Gandelsman - Wed 6 March, 6:30pm, St Mary of the Angels
Meow Meow's Pandemonium - Sat 24 Feb, 8pm, Michael Fowler Centre
Sounds of the Sanctuary - Sun March 10, 7.30pm, Rata Cafe, Zelandia
Songbirds: The King's Singers - Wed 13 March, 6:30pm, Michael Fowler Centre
The National - Sun 25 Feb, 8pm, TSB Arena
An Unfunny Evening with Tim Minchin and his Piano - Fri 8 & Sat 9 March, 8pm