RNZB 2022 Season

Royal New Zealand Ballet

2022 Season

As the lights go down, magical worlds appear. 

In 2022, escape with the Royal New Zealand Ballet: the three extraordinary works that capture the spirit and power of Venus Rising; Russell Kerr’s timeless production of Swan Lake; a thoroughly modern Cinderella; and the beloved classical favourites and recent works of Tutus on Tour.

Thank you for your support of the RNZB in 2021, despite facing postponements and cancellations. We are so grateful for your support this year, it has enabled us to plan with confidence for a new year of dance – and what a year it is!

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24 February – 12 March

Venus Rising

Three extraordinary works, by inspiring and internationally renowned choreographers, capture the spirit and power of Venus Rising – the brightest of stars.

In association with Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts and Auckland Arts Festival.


5 May – 5 June

Swan Lake

Considered the greatest of all classical ballets, Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of music and dance. We are thrilled to be able to present this timeless production in collaboration with distinguished former Artistic Director Russell Kerr.

With live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.


3 August – 3 September

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Cinderella

Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a magical new score by Claire Cowan and with fashion-forward designs by Emma Kingsbury. 

With live orchestra in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.


7 October – 12 November

Tutus on Tour

A carefully curated programme of works, from beloved classical favourites to recent works that have claimed a rightful place on the international stage.

Available as part of a subscription in Wellington, Palmerston North, Napier, Takapuna, Christchurch and Dunedin.


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