The School hosts public classes, programmes, performances and events within the protocols outlined by the Ministry of Health and implemented by Te Whaea Services.  The current COVID-19 Framework, places restrictions on how venues such Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre (Te Whaea, the venue) may accommodate public events.

If you’re attending NZSD public classes, seminars, events or performances:

  • Entry to Te Whaea will remain via the front door.
  • Mask wearing is required everywhere in Te Whaea except in the studio whilst in class.
  • Please stay at home if you are unwell, and seek a COVID-19 test if appropriate.  If you have had one test, and symptoms persist into the following week, is advisable to seek another test.

At Green Level

  • MyVaccine Pass and Scanning required
  • Face coverings are encouraged
  • Facility will be open with no capacity limits
  • Classes such as Associates, Scholars, Winter School etc. go ahead
  • Performances and other events go ahead
  • Refreshments may be sold or served at performances

At Orange Level

  • MyVaccine Pass and Scanning required
  • Face coverings are mandatory in public spaces, but may be removed if dancers are in class in studio
  • Classes such as Associates, Scholars, Winter School etc. go ahead
  • Performances and other events go ahead with capacity limits based on 1m distancing
  • Refreshments may be sold or served at performances
  • High-touch surfaces such as barres, studio facilities, door handles, handrails, counters and shared facilities will be regularly cleaned.
  • Audience areas and seating are cleaned after each performance.
  • The School provides hand sanitiser in high traffic areas, for example entrances, doorways and bathroom facilities.

At Red Level

  • MyVaccine Pass and Scanning required
  • Face coverings are mandatory
  • Facility will be open for performances as events with up to a maximum 100 people – based on 1m distancing
  • Classes such as Associates, Scholars, Winter School etc. can only go ahead with a maximum of 100 participants based on 1m distancing.
  • Refreshments will not be sold or served at performances
  • High-touch surfaces such as barres, studio facilities, door handles, handrails, counters and shared facilities will be regularly cleaned.
  • Audience areas and seating are cleaned after each performance.
  • The School provides hand sanitiser in high traffic areas, for example entrances, doorways and bathroom facilities.