Event details

Venus Rising

Saturday 27 June to Sunday 28 June

Family Friendly


Reserved Seating
See below


Saturday 27 June 7:30pm
Sunday 28 June 2:00pm


Baycourt Addison Theatre


Presented by: Royal New Zealand Ballet

Twyla Tharp is one of the world’s greatest living choreographers. In Waterbaby Bagatelles, 27 dancers leap and spin across the stage in an ever-changing ocean of light; the music flowing seamlessly as groups of dancers sparkle and glow.

Meditative and moving, Alice Topp’s award-winning Aurum is inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi, the practice of mending cracks in precious ceramics with gold, creating a new whole which celebrates the beauty of the broken.

Venus Rising is completed by two new works made specially for the Royal New Zealand Ballet by leading international choreographers whose earlier works for the company have been acclaimed by audiences and loved by dancers. Andrea Schermoly creates a work for the full company inspired by the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Sarah Foster-Sproull, the RNZB’s new Choreographer in Residence for 2020/21, will create her third work for the RNZB, inspired by the baroque ‘La Folia’.

Four extraordinary works, by inspirational and internationally renowned choreographers, capture the spirit and power of Venus Rising – brightest of stars, herald of the dusk and of the dawn – in Tauranga this winter.



  • Adult $75.00
  • Child (17 & Under) $45.00
  • Student (Tertiary with ID) $67.50
  • Senior (65 +) $67.50
  • Unwaged $67.50
  • Adult Groups (6+) $67.50*
  • Adult Groups (20+) $63.75*
  • Child Groups (6+) $40.50*
  • Child Groups (20+) $38.25*

a reserve

  • Adult $60.00
  • Child (17 & Under) $35.00
  • Student (Tertiary with ID)  $54.00
  • Senior (65 +) $54.00
  • Unwaged $54.00
  • Adult Groups (6+) $54.00*
  • Adult Groups (20+) $51.00*
  • Child Groups (6+) $31.50*
  • Child Groups (20+) $29.75*

Group bookings (6+) available from the Baycourt Box Office or by calling 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) only. If you’re interested in bringing a school group, contact the RNZB direct on 04 831 1056 or email subscribe@rnzb.org.nz


Saturday 27 June - 6:20pm

Watch the RNZB dancers participate in class on stage as they prepare for the evening performance. A great opportunity to see behind the scenes when the company is on tour and gain a greater understanding of what happens at the theatre in the countdown to curtain up.

No registration needed, just show up to the Baycourt Foyer 10 minutes before the event starts. Late comers may not be admitted.


  • Cost: Free Admission
  • When: Saturday 27 June
  • Start time: 6:20pm
  • Duration: 20-30 minutes