When | Āhea
Sat 11 Dec 2021, 10.30am–12.30pm

Where | Ki hea
Soundings Theatre, Level 2 and the balcony, Level

Cost | Te utu
Free event

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with NZSO!

From Rossini’s ‘Barber of Seville Overture’ to Anderson’s ‘Sleigh Ride’, the NZSO is ready to showcase its musical talent to entertain kids and grown-ups, with Christmas only a few sleeps away!

Don’t miss our yearly appointment with great music and fun.

With two concerts in Soundings Theatre, plus an interlude by the Brass Ensemble, this beloved Wellington tradition launches the holiday season on the notes of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker’, ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ and other famous classical pieces.

Soundings Theatre
10.30am – 11.00 – First concert

Level 6 balcony and heard throughout museum
11.20am – 11.35 – Brass Ensemble 

Soundings Theatre
12.00 – 12.30 – Second concert


For this event, we will be operating under the current guidelines for the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

  • 1. Valid Vaccination Pass must be presented to be scanned on entry to the museum. All those over 12 years, must either be fully vaccinated or hold a current exemption.
  • 2. Check in. You are required to check in. You can do this through the NZ COVID Tracer app or manually upon entry.
  • 3. As Soundings Theatre is a defined venue space, masks are not required in traffic light Orange, however, we encourage mask-wearing while attending this event.
  • 4. Sanitise. Dispensers are located throughout the markets.
  • 5. Follow Covid-19 health measures. Stay home if you’re sick, cover coughs with your elbow, and wash your hands regularly.
  • 6. There will be strict limits on attendee numbers in Soundings Theatre. Please pre-book a ticket to ensure you have a space reserved for the concert. Please anticipate lines and arrive early.