The Royal New Zealand Ballet is an intrinsic part of New Zealand's national heritage, and has the largest following of all New Zealand performing arts companies.

We are fortunate to receive significant funding from Te Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. But this, together with income from ticket sales, is not enough to sustain the RNZB's work as a truly national company. Sponsorship, grants, donations and legacies now make up more than 25% of our annual operating income and are vital to the company's continuing success.

We need you. Every gift, of any size, makes a difference, and is always put to good use.

There is a place for each individual who wants to express their love of ballet, and a way for every company or trust to invest in the cultural heart of New Zealand life:

Donate now - make a gift today
The Dress Circle - ongoing involvement for individual supporters
Partner a Dancer - support one of our talented company dancers
Make a gift in your will - help to secure the long term future of the RNZB
Corporate partnerships - align your company with some of New Zealand's highest profile performers
Trusts and Foundations - help to keep the RNZB a truly national company benefiting the community

We are always pleased to speak with potential supporters and welcome interest from all individuals and organisations who want to experience the satisfaction and delight of a dynamic relationship with the arts.

Susannah Lees-Jeffries, Director of Marketing and Development | 04 381 9019
Diane Field, Corporate Development Manager | 09 379 4004
Liesl Nunns, Philanthropy Manager | 04 381 9030

The Royal New Zealand Ballet Board, artistic and management teams and especially the dancers, are grateful to the companies, individuals and grant-making organisations whose enlightened support contributes to every aspect of our work, behind the scenes and onstage.


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