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Join the Festival family and become a Friend of the Festival. You’ll enjoy discounts on selected events and - new in 2012 - discounts in selected Wellington-based establishments, priority booking, as well as playing a valued role in supporting the arts.

Single Friends Membership  $75
Double Friends Membership $140

NB. Double Friends must reside at a single mailing address.

Funds from Friends of the Festival initiatives will this year go towards the sponsorship of The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra. Thank You.

Purchase a Friends Membership

Friends of the Festival Benefits

  • Reduced ticket prices – Friends may purchase a ticket to most festival events at the special Friends’ price
  • Friends’ Newsletters – Offering Festival insights and information
  • Get behind-the-scenes – Access to the unique programme of specialised Friends’ tours – visits to private art collections and places of architectural, cultural and historical significance
  • NEW IN 2012! Discounts on wining, dining, retail and rejuvenation experiences and an opportunity to enter 

    into the weekly prize draw for incredible Festival prizes – just show your Friends membership card or advise your number when booking at these participating establishments:

Shed 5
Queens Wharf, Wellington
(04) 499 9069 /

107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington
(04) 801 8858 /

The Ambeli
18 Majoriebanks St,  Wellington
(04) 385 7577 /

Bettys Function House & Bar
32 Blair St, Wellington
(04) 803 3766 (Wed - Sat only)

Hummingbird Café and Bar
22 Courtney Place, Wellington
(04) 801 6336 /

The General Practitioner
100 Willis Street, Wellington
(04) 499 6001 /

Plum Café
103 Cuba Street, Wellington
(04) 384 8881 /

The Tasting Room
2 Courtenay Place, Wellington
(04) 384 1159 /

The Flying Burrito Brothers
182 Cuba Street, Wellington
(04) 385 8811 /

122 Wakefield Street, Wellington
(04) 499 2999 /

Civic Café and Bar
Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington
04 801 4226 /

Trois on Allen
3 Allen St, Wellington
(04) 384 4879 /
15% discount on services (excludes products)

3 Allen St, Wellington
(04) 384 4850 /
15% discount on services (excludes products)

The Service Depot
126 Wakefield St, Wellington
(04) 499 7697 /
10% discount in store

Powa Centre, 1 Marion St, Level 1, Te Aro, Wellington
021 562 775 /
15% discount on services (excludes products)

Download the list of participating establishments

Be in to win While wining and dining, don’t forget to submit your entry into the weekly prize draw for incredible Festival prizes including a lunch date for two at Hippopotamus Restaurant and premium Festival tickets packages.


Download our handy Step by Step guide to find out how to redeem your Friends Membership or Season Ticket online.

Become a Special Friend

Special Friends make an extraordinary contribution to the Festival and receive a Premier Season Ticket and all Season Ticket and Friends’ benefits.

Every Special Friend is acknowledged in the Festival programme, website and Friends’ Newsletters. You’ll also receive two complimentary tickets to the Friends’ sponsored Festival event and an invitation to a function for this event. $2000

Your donation is tax deductible (excluding the Season Ticket value).

Purchase your Special Friends membership online

Read our latest Friends Newsletter (8.6MB)