From the 1920’s through to the late 1940’s dancing was part of life and the songs were romantic, rhythmic and rousing. Stunning composers wrote great music for this time including Gershwin, Kern, Berlin, Novello, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Noel Coward and so many more.
We celebrate the great hits from these vibrant and moving times, from the flappers of the 20’s, Art Deco of the 30’s, the songs of the big bands, and the birth of the crooners like Bing Cosby and Perry Como in the 40’s. We also promise you some stunning dancing including tap and the Charleston as well as great singing and harmonies.
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2019 Tickets Prices
Season Ticket - $228 each (All 8 concerts paid in advance - $28.50 per concert)
Standard Ticket Price - $35 Each
Pick 'n' Mix Ticket - four-or-more concerts of your choice paid for in advance ($30 per concert, starting at $120)
Group of 5+ - $32
Group of 10+ - $31
Group of 30+ - $30 plus one free ticket for group organizer
We thank you for your support, and any questions you may have about this price structure can be answered by our helpful office team.
Who do I contact to book a ticket for an Operatunity concert?
Ticketing is handled by Operatunity and entry is by ticket only.
What is included in the ticket price?
Our ticket price includes a professional, fun concert, lunch, programme, booking fees and GST; there are no hidden costs!
How to Book?
Phone toll free: 0508 266 237
Mail your booking form to PO BOX 132 150, Sylvia Park, Auckland 1644
Email: [email protected]
Book online: www.operatunity.co.nz
At concerts: You can book for future concerts in person at any of our concerts, please talk to the Operatunity Staff at the Box office on the day.
Do I have to book?
Some of our concerts sell out months in advance and we cannot guarantee that door sales will be available at every performance. Making a booking will avoid disappointment if the show has sold out. Also, it is very helpful with our catering if your tickets are booked in advance.
What happens if I have a ticket but can’t make it anymore?
If you provide us with 7 days notice we are able to transfer that ticket to another concert or venue. Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds.
Is there allocated or reserved seating?
No. All of our seating is general admission: first come, first seated. However, if you have a specific requirement e.g. Wheelchair, Vision Impaired etc... We will do our best to accommodate you. Please phone our office for further information (toll free) 0508 266 237.
Can I book with a group?
A group booking may be penciled in and confirmed closer to date of the concert, usually 1 month prior. A 20% deposit for large groups may also be required.
Payment for group bookings can be made in advance, where we are then able to post the tickets out to you for an additional $2, which avoids the need to queue up on the day.
If paying for your group on the day, we recommend that the group organiser makes one payment and collects the tickets to distribute to the group.
For large group bookings we are happy to offer complimentary tickets to the group organiser, bus driver, or care giver, please ask about this when making your booking.
What time does the concert start and finish?
Our Daytime Concerts always start at 11am and will finish between 12:30pm and 12:45pm. If our 11am show has sold out well in advance, we will occasionally run and second performance at 2pm on the same day.
What time should I arrive at the concert?
We generally recommend that people arrive from 10am onwards. Arriving early can help with parking and will give you access to a larger choice of seating. There is also morning tea available for a gold coin donation.
If you have specific seating requirements or mobility issues we advise you to arrive early to ensure you get the best seat available for your needs.
How much are the programmes?
Programmes are free of charge at all of our concerts and are available at the entrance to the auditorium.
Who are your performers?
Operatunity employs a wide variety of professional artists ranging from singers to pianists and instrumentalists. Many of our artists have busy performance careers in New Zealand and overseas.
What sort of music is presented?
We present a wide variety of styles throughout the year ranging from classical, modern musicals to hit’s from the 50’s and 60’s to name a few. Each of our 8 daytime concerts has its own special flavour so there is bound to be something that appeals to any musical taste.
Is there parking available?
All of our venues have some parking available however these car parks can be taken quite early. There is usually street parking available nearby.
What if we are arriving in a bus/mini-bus?
At most of our venues it is possible to drop people off outside the main entrance. We may be able to reserve a spot for a bus/mini-bus to park if we have advance notice of your arrival.
Are your venues accessible for wheelchairs?
Yes, all of our venues are able to accommodate wheelchairs, however at some of our venues wheelchair spaces are limited so it is advised that you let us know in advance if you require one of these spaces. Please phone our office for further information (toll free) 0508 266 237.
Do you have disabled seating available?
We usually place a number of signs on selected seats marking them for people with mobility, hearing or vision problems. Please phone our office if you require one of these seats.
What is included in the lunch?
Lunch is made up of a whole sandwich packed into a sealed plastic container, a dessert item which can either be a muffin, cake or slice. Tea and Coffee is also included.
Can you cater for special dietary needs?
Unfortunately we cannot cater to special dietary requirements.
What time is lunch?
Lunch commences at the end of the performance and usually lasts half an hour; you are most welcome to leave at your leisure.
Where is lunch served?
It varies from venue to venue but generally lunch is served in the foyer of the venue or in an adjacent function room.
Is there seating provided for lunch?
Each venue has a limited number of seats available for lunch on a first come first served basis, some venues allow us to let people take food back into the auditorium, please ask on the day if unsure. If there is a special reason you need a seat for lunch, please talk to the Operatunity staff at the box office on the day of the performance and this can be arranged.
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