Starting time & lock-out
Our concerts start at stated times. Out of respect for our audiences, musicians and guests and to minimise interruptions, lock-outs are in place once performances have started. Late comers will be admitted when suitable breaks occur, usually after the first piece on the programme.
Free pre-concert talks
Our national pre-concert talk programme is designed to complement your NZSO concert experience. These free talks are presented by a selection of pedagogues, artists and NZSO players. Our carefully selected speakers will enhance your enjoyment of each programme through their insight and knowledge of the composers and their music. Talks begin 45 minutes before your chosen performance. More details here.
Meet the players
Join NZSO musicians after most concerts and share a drink and a chat with fellow audience members.
All venues have equitable access for all visitors. Please let us know of any assistance your may need at the time when you purchase a Season Ticket. Please ensure ticketing agencies are aware of any assistance you may need at the time if you purchase single tickets.
Listen to the NZSO live in the comfort of your home
Our concerts are regularly broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert – either live or delayed. In partnership with Radio New Zealand Concert, we also make selected performances available in the Watch & Listen section of our website.
Getting there with Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy offers NZSO concert goers a $5 discount per trip when being transported to and/or from a NZSO concert. To redeem contact your local Driving Miss Daisy office and quote NZSO offer. One discount per car.
We have a great selection of local partners for your pre- or post-concert entertainment. Present your NZSO membership card and enjoy a discount! You will receive a list of partners and membership benefits with your tickets.
Our website lists every concert, with links for booking single tickets if you are not a Season Ticket holder. We strive to make sure each concert page includes as much up-to-date information as possible, including audio and video links where available.
The website also features general information on all our services including our Education & Community programmes, profiles of our players and guests, details of pre-concert talks and more about the many ways you can support your national orchestra.