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The NZSO is an orchestra for all New Zealanders.

Arts Access Aotearoa

We work closely with Arts Access Aotearoa to ensure our concerts are as accessible and inclusive as possible. To find out more, please visit

Relaxed Concerts

We’re delighted to offer relaxed performances throughout the year.

Relaxed Concerts are designed for audiences who may feel uncomfortable in a traditional concert environment. 

  • There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the performance 

  • Lighting effects are minimal

  • 'Chill-Out Zones’ are available as a quiet space for you to go to before, during and/or after the concert.

This year's Relaxed Concerts are presented in Napier, Tauranga, Blenheim (05 June), Nelson (07 June), Wellington (10 August) and Auckland (17 August).

Wed, 17 Apr, 10.30am
Napier Municipal Theatre

Thu, 18 Apr, 11.00am
Baycourt Community & Arts Centre

Wed, 05 Jun, 11.00am
ASB Theatre Marlborough

Fri, 07 Jun, 12.00pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

Sat, 10 Aug, 11.15am
Michael Fowler Centre

Sat, 17 Aug, 11.30am
Auckland Town Hall


We perform in over 30 venues throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Please visit our venues page for accessibility information, including wheelchair access, mobility parking, hearing aid loops and designated accessible areas for your preferred venue.

Wheelchair access

If you require wheelchair access, please let us know at the time of booking.

If you are purchasing tickets through a ticketing agency please advice the agency at the time of booking.

Free companion tickets

If you require support while attending an NZSO concert you can request a free companion ticket. 

Just let us know when you buy your tickets through the NZSO, or any of our ticketing partners, and we’ll arrange this for you.  

Contact us 

If you require further information, or would like to discuss your accessibility requirements with us, please get in touch:

p 0800 479 674