The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Tutus on Tour 2018


The Royal New Zealand Ballet are bringing the magic of ballet to all corners of New Zealand in 2018, through their much-loved regional touring programme Tutus on Tour, supported by Ryman Healthcare. 

With one show only at each venue and tickets priced at just $25-$35 for adults and $10-$20 for children these special shows are guaranteed to sell fast!

A family programme for all ages, watch the dancers from your national ballet company perform classical favourites and contemporary works.

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Dates and Locations

St James Theatre, 15 March, 6.30pm
Book at:, (09) 361 1000

Baycourt Theatre, 4 April, 6.30pm
Book at:, 0800 TICKETEK

Oamaru Opera House, 17 June, 4pm
Book at:, (03) 477 8597 / 0800 224 224

Clarence Street Theatre, 9 July, 6.30pm
Book at:, 0800 TICKETEK

Great Lake Centre, 11 July, 6.30pm
Book at:, 0800 TICKETEK

Royal Wanganui Opera House, 13 July, 6.30pm
Book at:, (06) 349 0511

The Turner Centre, 12 December, 6.30pm
Book at:, (09) 407 0260

Tutus on Tour Programme

Pas de dix from Raymonda

Petipa’s Raymonda, first staged in St Petersburg in 1898, is rarely seen in its entirety. The third act, from which the Pas de dix is taken, is a wedding celebration for the heroine Raymonda and the noble Jean de Brienne. Featuring four couples and a principal pair, is a wonderful opportunity for the dancers to display their classical technique and artistry.

‘Meet the Swan’ from Black and White 

‘Meet the Swan’ is a stylish, witty, contemporary excerpt from one of ballet’s most beloved stories, Swan Lake.  Slovak choreographer Mário Radačovský’s full-length work Black & White, transforms one of ballet’s greatest love stories of innocence and betrayal into a creative, provocative and powerful Swan Lake of our times. ‘Meet the Swan’, with original music from Act II of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, brings a new perspective to Siegfried's first encounter with the Swan as she reveals herself  to be a beautiful woman cursed by an evil magician. 

The Long and the Short of It

It is an attempt at deconstructing a daydream, from the dreamer’s point of view. The work begins with Sir Jon Trimmer sitting ever so peacefully, before his mind begins to travel away to a place filled with colourful and mischievous characters. A playful work full of subtle humour, energy, youth and wonder, The Long and the Short of It highlights that we are never too old to go out and dance.