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Not sure which events to pick? We have put together four themed packages that might help you decide. Enjoy!
Directions in Dance
A selection of international dance, showcasing companies at the vanguard of what is new and innovative in the contemporary dance world today.
A $249 - A (Friends) $229
B** $219 - B (Friends) $199
Expressions in Music
Journey around the world with a sampler of music from all genres, including contemporary opera and world music.
- Absolute Ensemble - Arabian Nights, 6 Mar, 7.30pm
- Green Fire Islands, 11 Mar 8pm
- Clube Do Balanço, 12 Mar 8pm
- The Trial of the Cannibal Dog, 7.30pm
A $279 - A (Friends) $259
B** $234 - B (Friends) $214
Thought-provoking, directional and topical, this package is for theatregoers who like to be challenged as well as entertained.
A $219 - A (Friends) $204
B** $199 - B (Friends) $184
On a Shoestring
Let's face it, it's expensive to bring the world's best performers to New Zealand - but we don't want those of you on a budget to miss out. Affordable access to world-class shows.
- Three Sisters, 7pm
- Lindbergh / 7 Deadly Sins, 8pm
- Sacred Monsters OR Shen Wei Dance Arts 8pm (please select your preferred show)
- La Vie
*All tickets are subject to availability, service fees apply
** B, C and D Reserve seats may be sightline and/or sound impaired
Book a Package
These Packages are not available for purchase through the website. You can:
- Call Ticketek and book by phone on 0800 TICKETEK
- Visit your local Ticketek outlet and book over the counter.
- use order from on page 41 of the New Zealand International Arts Festival 2008 Programme.
Festival Kiwi Artists Card
The 2008 New Zealand International Arts Festival invites you to experience some of the most inspiring performing arts that the world has to offer with a Festival Kiwi Artists Card.
The card is available only to professional performing artists, technicians and arts administrators working for a performing arts company, cooperative or ensemble or as a freelancer in the professional performing arts. It offers up to 50% discount on one ticket per performance to New Zealand International Arts Festival events on the day of the show if there is space available.
If you're a professional performing artist (musician, actor or dancer) or involved full time in the performing arts in a technical or administrative capacity, please fill in the questionnaire below and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you are eligible. Applications close on 31 January 2008. They will then be processed and successful applicants notified in early February.
On confirmation of your eligibility you will be required to provide a passport-sized photo for your Festival Kiwi Artists Card. This card will be required to be shown at the time of purchase of tickets and at the door of show.
Eligibility is assessed by an independent group of arts professionals and is based on the applicant's answers to the questions below.
Please note the decision regarding eligibility is final - no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.