If you have ever attended a Royal New Zealand Ballet performance you will understand our commitment to creating magical and memorable experiences. What you may not know is that ticket sales and funding from government only cover around 70% of our operating budget. We depend on supporters and generous donors to help make up the difference.
The Dress Circle supporters' programme offers a further level of involvement for patrons wanting a closer relationship with the company, and current Friends who would like to increase their support. Personalised communication throughout the year provides members with special insight into the work of the RNZB, and events held around the country offer an opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet with dancers, artistic staff, and company management.
All contributors to the Dress Circle enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that they have played a part in keeping the Royal New Zealand Ballet at the heart of New Zealand's cultural life. In recognition of their generosity, we are also pleased to offer supporters a range of benefits, depending on the level of annual contribution. Memberships start from $250 per year, with members receiving two complimentary tickets per $1,000 donation.
Every gift makes a difference.
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If you would like to discuss supporting a special project, or are considering a major gift to the company, we would love to meet you to discuss how we could work with you.
Tax incentives allow individuals to claim 33.33% rebate for all donations up to the value of their income. In accordance with Inland Revenue Department Regulations, the value of the benefits provided in return for a donation is not tax deductible and must be excluded from the amount that can be claimed as a donation. Supporters who do not wish to receive benefits may prefer to make a General Donation.
For further information about the Dress Circle supporter programme, please contact Liesl Nunns, Philanthropy Manager, 04 381 9030.
Photo Credit: Dress Circle partnered dancer, Paul Mathews, with RNZB Principal Guest Artist, Gillian Murphy, in Balanchine's Who Cares? Photo by Evan Li.