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Festival Info and Covid-19

Level 1 Covid-19

Festival Information


Level 1

While there are no longer restrictions on crowd numbers or physical distancing in a Covid-19 Level 1 environment, the team at The Tauranga Arts Festival are following the Ministry of Health’s guidelines by ensuring that the venues we are using are extra clean and that hand sanitiser is available, as well as face masks if you choose to still wear one.

We strongly recommend that all of our ticket buyers continue to scan the QR code or sign the manual contact tracing register available at each of the venues.

If you have cold or flu symptoms or feel unwell, please stay at home.

How to Book

Phone bookings: Phone Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga (07) 577 7188 or 0800 TICKETEK (842 538).

Baycourt box office: Baycourt will be open Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 5.30pm, Friday 8.45am - 5.00pm, Saturday 9am - 1.00pm and 1 hour before performances.

Internet bookings: Go to Ticketek for all online bookings for Escape.

General admission: If the phrase 'general admission' is used, there are no specific seats allocated. Tickets are issued according to the venue capacity, you select your own seat after admission.

Day passes for Escape weekend: You can purchase day passes for Escape. These are valid for all sessions for the date purchased over the Escape weekend. Note Te Radar Telling Tales is not included in the Sunday Day pass


All of our venues are wheelchair accessible.

Addison Theatre, Baycourt has a limited number of hearing loops available, but there are no hearing loops in X Space yet.

For any questions or to arrange specific accessibility needs please contact the festival office by emailing info@taurangafestival.co.nz or phone Nikki on 0211645372