Festival Patronage

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 Our Festival Patrons are our most generous and passionate supporters.

Patrons have a lasting impact on the heart and life of the Festival. Patronage enables us to stage a world-class festival in Auckland. It supports us to commission and present new New Zealand works, to deliver a diverse and dynamic programme of free family events, strong educational opportunities, and mentoring and development for our artists.

In addition to investing in Auckland’s arts future, patrons experience these unique privileges:

  • complimentary tickets to performances of their choice 
  • a personal preferential booking service through the Festival office
  • invitations to exclusive events 
  • acknowledgement of their donation in Festival brochure and on the website

 We offer 5 levels of Patronage:

Jade Patron $1,000
Bronze Patron $2,500
Silver Patron $5,000
Gold Patron $7,500
Platinum Patron $10,000+

Get up close and personal with additional benefits for Platinum Patrons $10,000+

This level of patronage enables you to direct your support towards a particular show, artist or art form. There is scope for engagement with artists and their work on a personal level and through behind-the-scenes experiences.

“As we live in an ever increasingly digital world festivals, more than ever, allow people the opportunity to have live experiences, experiences which build bridges between different cultural outlooks.” – Silver Patron, Dayle Mace.

Dayle and Chris Mace are passionate and generous supporters of the arts in New Zealand and of New Zealand art around the world. Their support of Auckland Arts Festival and the Patrons Programme is essential to the Festival’s ongoing success and to the flourishing of arts in our city.

Thank you so much Chris and Dayle on behalf of the Festival Trust and your fellow patrons.


Patron sign up form

 We offer five levels of Patronage. There is also the opportunity to join the Platinum/Director's Circle and get up and close with your chosen event or artist.



For more information email Paul Doughty, Development Manager - 09 374 0313