Our Patrons are a passionate group who generously contribute to the Festival.

Patrons experience a range of benefits including:

  • a sneak preview of each Festival programme ahead of public release;
  • a complimentary ticket package;
  • exclusive event invitations with the opportunity to get up close to our artists;
  • the opportunity to host your friends and family before a show;
  • access to discounted tickets and a personal booking service;
  • recognition of support in the Festival’s marketing materials;
  • Platinum Patrons also have the opportunity to direct their support towards a particular show, artist or art form, with the potential for personal engagement with artists and their work through behind-the-scenes experiences.


Amber Patron$5002x complimentary tickets
Jade Patron$1,0006x complimentary tickets
Bronze Patron$2,50012x complimentary tickets
Silver Patron$5,00024x complimentary tickets
Gold Patron$7,50030x complimentary tickets
Platinum Patron$10,000+40x complimentary tickets
  • As we live in an ever increasingly digital world, festivals, more than ever, allow people the opportunity to have live experiences, experiences which build bridges between different cultural outlooks.” — Silver Patron, Lady Dayle Mace*
*Sir Chris and Lady Dayle are passionate supporters of the arts in New Zealand and of New Zealand art around the world. Their support, along with that of all Auckland Arts Festival Patrons and Partners, is essential to the Festival’s ongoing success and to the flourishing of arts in our city. Thank you!

If you would like to become a Festival Patron, contact our team:

Main image: Festival audience members at Limbo Unhinged, The Spiegeltent, Aotea Square, 2020. Image by Veronica McLaughlin.


You will be taken directly to Ticketmaster’s site for payment processing