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Venture into a dark, fantastical realm with the
Ryman Healthcare Season of Hansel & Gretel.

~ 6 November to 14 December, 2019 ~

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, witty and enchanting world of Hansel & Gretel for an unforgettable evening at the ballet.

Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, Hansel & Gretel will transport you to a magical world, enhanced with large-scale cinematic effects, choreography by Loughlan Prior, and a specially-commissioned score by Claire Cowan. 

This ballet brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.  

Alongside the full Royal New Zealand Ballet company of almost 40 dancers, local children will appear onstage in each venue, adding to a magical array of forest creatures as Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost in the moonlit forest en route to the witch's gingerbread house.

Hansel & Gretel is a show for everyone; ballet lovers, children aged 5 years and above, families, and anyone else who wants to be thoroughly entertained.

Special prices are available for children, seniors and groups of six or more.

Tour locations and dates

  • WELLINGTON, 06 November - 09 November

  • PALMERSTON NORTH, 13 November

  • NAPIER, 16 November - 17 November

  • CHRISTCHURCH, 21 November - 23 November

  • INVERCARGILL, 27 November

  • DUNEDIN, 30 November

  • AUCKLAND, 05 December - 14 December


Enjoy a sneak peak of this stunning
Royal New Zealand Ballet production.

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