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Purchasing Tickets & Box Office Details

With the New Zealand Government now retiring the COVID Protection Framework, we will operate our theatre as follows.

Entry to the Venue

  • Mask wearing requirements are now removed, but you are welcome you to wear yours whilst in the theatre if this is your preference.
  • Masks are no longer mandatory for all staff, however some will continue to wear them at their own discretion.
  • All commonly touched surfaces will still be wiped down regularly.
  • Medical-grade masks are still available for use when entering the theatre.

Bars

  • Bars will be in operation as per event requirements.
  • Food and beverages can be ordered and picked up from the counter.
  • You may eat and drink once seated.
  • We encourage contactless payment.
  • To avoid congestion in foyer areas, we ask that once you have purchased at the bar, you move to your seats.

Facilities

  • Toilets will be in operation as per event requirements.
  • Please wash your hands thoroughly.
  • We have accessible toilets on all levels of the theatre.

Ticketing

  • Upon entering the theatre, our ushers will check your tickets, please have these ready.
  • The Ticketek Box Office (located on the ground floor of the theatre) will be open to pick up or purchase tickets prior to show-time.

Please keep in mind that our staff are here to ensure your experience at the Isaac Theatre Royal is unforgettable. Any ill-treatment will not be tolerated.

 

Online: Book your tickets at any time via Ticketek- www.ticketek.co.nz

By Phone: For all ticketing enquiries by phone, call our Box Office number- 03 260 5260. Alternatively, you can call 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842538).

In Person: Physical tickets can be purchased at the Ticketek Box Office, located in the theatre foyer. Opening hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 5pm.

The resale “scalper” market for entertainment tickets is a growing concern for our customers. Be sure you’ve purchased your tickets via our official ticketing agent – www.ticketek.co.nz.

There are many resale websites such as Viagogo that use misleading means to lure unsuspecting ticket purchasers. Be aware, if you start looking for event tickets with an internet search engine such as Google or Bing, you may well be directed to an unofficial “scalping” site. These sites buy keywords for your search and often dominate the search results ahead of official ticketing agencies.

These websites are designed to look official, and they reassure purchasers with promises of ‘guarantees’ and ‘official tickets,’ where in fact these tickets are being resold in breach of the ticketing agency’s official terms and conditions. These tickets are usually offered at two to three times face value. You risk paying an excessive price and not gaining admission to the event. Please avoid these sites at all times and continue to buy your tickets from Ticketek.

Every ticket sold to performances at the Isaac Theatre Royal is subject to a Heritage Levy from $1.00, to a maximum of $3.00, paid at the point of purchase by the customer. We sincerely appreciate your support via this small donation to ensure the original heritage features of the Isaac Theatre Royal are consistently maintained to international best practice. The heritage aspects of the theatre present and contribute to the unique experience for theatre goers.

Before a show

We recommend arriving early to secure on street parking nearby. The most convenient Wilson carpark is located beside the Press building opposite the theatre on Gloucester Street

Bar facilities are available on each floor of the Isaac Theatre Royal, opening 1 hour prior to the performance so you can enjoy a relaxing drink with friends before the show.

Pre-order your interval drinks at any bar to beat the queue later.

The show must start on time, so listen carefully for the 15 and 5-minute calls from our Front of House Manager over the foyer speakers. Many shows have lock outs determined by the promoter so make sure you are seated in advance of the show’s start time. Check show times in advance on our website or on your tickets.

The length of a show is not usually known until it arrives at the Isaac Theatre Royal. Please check the What’s On section of our web site for the particular show and/or contact or visit the Ticketek site.

At the Theatre

Have you experienced the glamorous ITR bathrooms yet? They’re really worth a visit! Patrons are advised that the main bathrooms for the venue are located on the Dress Circle level, up the marble staircase. Ladies can be found past the Ravenscar Foyer bar to the left of the Gloucester Room. Gents turn right at the top of the stairs. Ladies, Gents and Accessible bathrooms are also located on all levels.

The Isaac Theatre Royal is committed to being a modern accessible venue for all our theatre patrons.

All three levels of the Theatre are accessible via an elevator which is situated inside the main entrance foyer to the right-hand side of the entrance and adjacent to the Stalls foyer bar area. The elevator serves the foyer areas on each of the three floors. Wheelchair seating is available on the Stalls and Dress Circle level. Read more about the Theatre’s accessibility features

All phones, cameras (still & video) must be switched off upon entering the auditorium.

A show promoter will determine if there is a lock-out for late arrivals. This can sometimes be as long as the entire first act and will be announced prior to the show.

Our Front of House Manager is on duty throughout all performances at the Isaac Theatre Royal to assist patrons. It is our policy that all children and patrons with special needs are the responsibility of their parents/caregivers/guardians or carers. The Theatre reserves the right to ask patrons who are causing a disturbance to leave the theatre.

Intoxicated patrons will not be allowed into the auditorium. The Theatre reserves the right to evict any visibly intoxicated patrons from the premises.

We reserve the right to refuse entry of unaccompanied children under the age 12. A limited number of children’s booster cushions are available on request. A ‘babes in arms’ lap-pass policy may apply to some shows and is at the discretion of the promoter

Isaac Theatre Royal exclusively use Red Badge Security at all events.

As part of our routine security management, we will either have random or full bag searching in place on entry into the auditorium. This is to ensure the continuous safety to our patrons and guests.

Telephone: +64-3-366 6326

Email: [email protected]

Street Address:
145 Gloucester Street
Christchurch
New Zealand

The ITR onsite Ticketek box office is open Tuesday – Friday from 10.00am – 5.00pm.

At other times you can get in touch with the Ticketek team by calling
0800 842538 or by email [email protected]

ITR office hours:
Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.

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