Join our strongest Ambassadors, our Festival Patrons who share your enthusiasm for arts and culture in New Zealand.

Our Festival Patrons play a transformational role in the Festival, which in turn enables us to serve Aotearoa artists, arts workers and audiences. As a Patron, your support allows us to nurture local talent, bring international excellence to New Zealand shores and ensure that the Festival is accessible for our whole community.

As a Festival Patron you will receive priority seating and a raft of benefits and privileges across Tawhiri’s events including the New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Wellington Jazz Festival, Lexus Song Quest and Second Unit. You will have the ‘inside scoop’ on all the Festival programmes and happenings, including exclusive Patrons’ functions and a personalised service from the Festival team.

You will also receive a number of premium class tickets according to your level of patronage:

Platinum 36 tickets $9000
Gold 30 tickets $7500
Silver 24 tickets $5500
Bronze 18 tickets $3500
Patron 12 tickets $2000

For more details on becoming a Festival Patron, please contact:

Amy Dewes, Head of Audience & Partnerships
Phone: +64 22 310 7612
Email: amy.dewes@tawhiri.nz