TIPS FOR FAMILIES

We’ve prepared a few useful tips and tricks for you and your family this Festival. Read below to discover information on tickets for bubbas, when to book and more.
It’s best to book in advance for Festival shows. There may be limited door sale tickets, but these are subject to availability.
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 convenient time.
We encourage you to take pictures of friends and family enjoying the Festival and share them with us on social media. We love to see you having a good time! However, recording of the actual performances (photography, video, sound or by any other means) is strictly prohibited.
Everyone in your group, including babies, must have a ticket. Tickets for under twos sharing a seat with an adult are free. Prams and buggies are not permitted in the theatres, but there will be allocated pram parks at each venue. Get there in plenty of time to park up.
You can sit where you like! All our tickets are general admission (no specific row or seat numbers are given).For some performances you will be seated on the floor within the performance area with the action taking place around you. There may be limited chairs available so let us know if you have any special requirements when you book your tickets. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before the start time to take your seats.
The Capital E National Arts Festival has shows to suit your accessibility needs, including a relaxed performance of Shu’s Song, an NZSL-interpreted performance of The Whale Rider, and a touch tour before Cheese. Find out more about festival accessibility here.