The Court Theatre is proud to produce Theatre for Aotearoa. We want all members of our communities, whether local, national or international, to be able to engage with and benefit from the arts. To ensure our work is able to be enjoyed by all we offer a number of opportunities to make attending the theatre more affordable.

Early Bird Bookings

Early bird tickets are available Monday - Thursday (excluding Pay What You Can nights) for one week for four- and five-week show seasons, and two weeks for summer musical seasons, as well as on all matinees. 

Group Bookings

We will apply a percentage discount across any Adult, Friends, 65+ and Child (for most shows) tickets that make up your group of 6+ tickets.

Early Bird Group

If you book a group within the early bird period you get the best of both worlds - an early bird group discount of 15% instead of the standard early bird discount only.

Fixed Incomes

Discounts are available for those 65 and over, with a Community Services Card or Hapai Access Card, and, from 2023 onwards, to Students. Student Discounts replaces ‘30 and Below’ tickets to better support students of any age. Tickets will be collected from Box Office and the purchaser needs to show a valid Student ID.

FRIENDS of the Court

Friends receive additional discounts on tickets - find out about joining here.


$20 Tuesday makes it easier for those on lower incomes to come to The Court and enjoy a mainstage performance at a price that is realistic for their lifestyle. Instead of paying the normal ticket price, audience members pay only $20 (for non-musicals, $25 for musicals).

If you feel you’d like to pay more, that would be great too!

Please see individual shows for $20 Tuesday and when tickets will be available for sale.

Be sure to log onto the website early and be ready to book to avoid disappointment. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person.


Such was the popularity of Rush tickets for RENT in 2022, particularly for enabling people to see a show more than once, that we are going to continue to offer Rush tickets for mainstage shows in our 2023 season.

Please note:

  • Rush tickets to 2023 mainstage shows are $20 each
  • There is a strictly limited availability; we cannot guarantee that Rush tickets will be available (e.g. a performance may be sold out)
  • Rush tickets can only be purchased at Box Office
  • Rush tickets are available for purchase from two hours before show time; no prior reservation of Rush tickets
  • Only two tickets per purchaser; seats are not guaranteed to be together
  • Seats are assigned by Box Office and may be located anywhere within the auditorium
  • No refunds, credits or rebooking
  • Rush tickets do not apply to $20 Tuesday performances.