The 2017 Capital E National Arts Festival provides strong links to Te Whāriki and the New Zealand Curriculum through the exploration of values, key competencies and essential learning areas

General Info

ASSISTANCE FUNDING

Thanks to targeted support from some of our funders, we may be able to offer your low decile school or equity-funded ECC further discounts. For further information please contact us.

FREE BUS OFFER
(Available on a first-come-first-served basis)

Capital E has secured limited regional funding to transport groups with over 40 people attending the full day from Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Wainuiomata, Eastbourne and Porirua. If you are from outside these areas please contact us for further travel subsidy information.

HOSTS WITH THE MOST

All groups who are spending the full day at the Festival will be assigned a Capital E host for the whole day. They will lead you between venues and they’re also there to help with any queries you may have.We work with the council to plan walking routes, bus stops and road crossings with safety in mind.

SCHOOL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRE PRICING
FULL DAY: $21 PER STUDENT

This includes your full day of activities and the services of your own Festival host Tickets are heavily subsidised by Experience Wellington, Wellington City Council and Creative New Zealand, offering 60% off the public price. In addition, we allow one free adult ticket for every 10 paying students.* Single shows: Priority will be given to groups attending a full day, but there may be limited availability for certain shows. Please get in touch for further information.

CONDITIONS OF SALE

Tickets for education groups can be reserved in 2016 and Capital E will contact schools and early childhood centres in early 2017 to confirm numbers.

Tickets are subject to availability and we are unable to guarantee exchanges. Your numbers must be confirmed by 17 February 2017. From this date you will be liable for the full amount stated on your invoice.* Capital E reserves the right to alter without notice any advertised schedule, artist or event. We will endeavour to sit groups together but this may not always be possible. If bad weather disrupts performances on Odlins Plaza, a suitable place for lunch and an alternative activity will be provided.

Recording of performances (photography, video, sound or by any other means) is prohibited. The free buses will be arranged by Capital E to transport groups between their school/centre and Wellington CBD for weekday performances only. Where possible we will discuss other forms of transport with schools outside the designated free bus areas. The 3 for 2 package and other public ticket deals do not apply to school group bookings.

Festival Tips

READY, STEADY, GO!

All performances are scheduled to finish within a school day. To be fair to all audience members all performances will begin at the scheduled time. In some instances, late arrivals may be let in at a suitable time.

FEELING PECKISH?

In Odlins Plaza you will have a designated spot for eating your lunch which your host will show you (so don’t forget the packed lunches!).

RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY

The Festival will go ahead whatever the weather. Please be aware that each package involves some walking between venues, so it’s definitely best to prepare for everything Wellington weather is capable of! If bad weather disrupts performances on Odlins Plaza, a suitable place for lunch and an alternative activity will be provided. We also recommend each child brings a hat and sunscreen.

GIVE US YOUR ESTIMATE

We encourage you to book early to ensure you get the seats you need. If 2017 roll numbers are unknown, please estimate your numbers and we will confirm with you in early February 2017. Please be as realistic with your numbers as possible so we can do our best to meet everyone’s needs.

AGE RANGES

Please note that age-range suitability is based on a recommendation only. If you have any questions regarding show content please contact the Festival Education Bookings Coordinator, Jillian Davey festivalbookings@experiencewellington.org.nz, 04 913 3747 For information about our public shows please visit www.capitale.org.nz or keep an eye out for the programme around town.