Booking Information

Tickets are subject to availability. TicketDirect service fees are per ticket and apply to all bookings.

HOW TO BOOK?

ONLINE
On each show page, click on the Book Now button to go directly to the relevant TicketDirect page. Or go here - TicketDirect - to see all the Festival shows. 

IN PERSON
Theatre Royal: 78 Rutherford Street, Nelson.
Tickets for all performances can be purchased at the Theatre Royal. 
Open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm and one hour prior to performances in the Theatre Royal.

Nelson iSITE: Corner of Trafalgar & Halifax Streets.
Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm; Sat & Sun 9am-4pm.

Richmond Mall: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-4.30pm; Sun 10am-3.30pm.

PHONE
Theatre Royal:
03 548 3840 ext 2.
Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.

TicketDirect: toll free 0800 224 224.
Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm; Sat/Sun/Public Holidays, 9am-5.30pm.

Tickets booked over the phone can be couriered for an additional fee.

DURING THE FESTIVAL
The Festival Box Office at Founders Heritage Park will be open one hour prior to performances in the park and in Nelson Musical Theatre and Whakatu Marae.

DOOR SALES
Door sales are only available for shows not already sold out. These tickets will be on sale at the venue one hour prior to the performance for events held at the Theatre Royal and Founders Heritage Park, and 30 minutes prior to performance for all other venues. You can purchase tickets with cash, EFTPOS or credit card. 

HOW TO PAY?

Theatre Royal & iSITE: Cash, EFTPOS or credit card.
Online & Phone: Credit or debit card.
Door sales: Cash, EFTPOS or credit card.

SERVICE FEES / CHARGES

Online Purchases
$1.50 per ticket

Box Office Purchases
$2.50 per ticket

Phone Purchases
$3.50 per ticket*

*This fee does not apply to phone bookings through the Theatre Royal.

Delivery Charges
Online Print Your Own (PYO): Free
Online - Pick Up Fee: $5.00 per transaction
Courier Delivery: $7.00 per transaction
Rural Courier Delivery: $10.00 per transaction

SPECIAL OFFERS

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
The Early Bird discount period has finished. 

FESTIVAL LOVER'S PACK: $250 plus TicketDirect Service Fee
This is for serious Festival Fans! Get tickets to six shows and pay only one set of TicketDirect Service Fees, giving savings of up to $65! Limited availability, so be quick as shows will sell out!
Available only in person at Theatre Royal Nelson. 

PAGE & BLACKMORE READERS AND WRITERS ‘HEAR MORE FOR LESS’ SPECIAL OFFERS
5 for $50 or 10 for $90 (plus TicketDirect Service Fee)
Excludes the Thinking Brunches.
Choose the five or ten talks you wish to attend, book them at Theatre Royal Nelson to receive the discount. These offers can be used for group bookings, so are great for friends and book groups.
Available only in person at Theatre Royal Nelson.
Please select the talks you wish to attend before going to the box office.

GROUP BOOKINGS
For select shows, groups of 6 or more people qualify for a discount price, as listed on the relevant show listings. 
Available only at Theatre Royal Nelson.

DINNER & SHOW PACKAGES
Pre-show dinner packages for selected shows at selected restaurants are available. The package includes one ticket to the show, a selected main and a tap beer, house wine or juice.

Dinner & Show Package purchasers must make their own table reservation with the restaurant.

Cod & Lobster Brasserie
03 546 4300

Ford’s Restaurant & Bar
03 546 9400

Harrys Restaurant & Bar
03 539 0905

Hopgood’s Restaurant
03 545 7191

The Vic Mac’s Brewbar
03 548 7631

NMIT STUDENT STAND-BY
Last-minute stand-by tickets, when available, can be purchased 30 minutes before the start of a show, for NMIT student ID cardholders only. Go to the Box Office with your NMIT student ID card to purchase your ticket. $10 for shows and $5 for Readers and Writers’ events, plus service fees. 

GUY MASTERSON SPECIAL
See both Shylock and Under Milk Wood for $80 (plus TicketDirect Service Fee).
Available only at Theatre Royal Nelson.

COMEDY SPECIAL
See both Ben Hurley and Jamie Bowen for $65 (plus TicketDirect Service Fee).
Available only at Theatre Royal Nelson.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Ticket Prices
Ticket prices include GST but do not include TicketDirect service fees or Credit Card fees.

General Admission (GA)
All venues, except Theatre Royal, have GA (General Admission) seating. This means they do not have allocated seating. Please arrive in good time.

Exchanges & Refunds
Once tickets have been purchased we are not able to refund them except under the Fair Trading Act and Consumer Guarantees Act. Tickets are subject to availability and are non-transferable.

Accessibility
All Festival venues are physically accessible. If you have access requirements please contact the Festival office 03 545 8734, festivalenquiries@ncc.govt.nz, or for Theatre Royal events 03 548 3840, tickets@theatreroyalnelson.co.nz.

Latecomers
We reserve the right to admit latecomers only at a suitable point in a performance. If there is no suitable point, latecomers may not be permitted entrance. Latecomers will not be entitled to a refund or transfer.

Devices
The use of mobile telephones or other similar devices is not permitted during shows.
The use of cameras or other recording devices is strictly prohibited.

Disclaimer
At the time of printing the Festival brochure, every effort was made to ensure that details were correct. However, some changes may have occurred after publication. Check this website for latest information.

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