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.

Therefore the management of Te Whaea and the School has taken the decision that any person attending public classes, programmes or performances at the venue will need to provide their current, valid MyVaccine Pass.  This applies to everyone over the age of 12 eligible for vaccination and those officially exempt from vaccination, who are also issued with a MyVaccine Pass.

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

  • You may only gain entry to Te Whaea if you provide your current, valid MyVaccine Pass.
  • 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.