Buying Tickets

BOOKINGS OPEN FRIDAY 19 JULY FROM 10.00 AM Advance bookings are available for all NZIFF sessions.
Seats are allocated on the basis of best available at the time of purchase.
Book early to secure your favourite seats.

ONLINE

Lumière Cinemas: www.lumierecinemas.co.nz (Lumière Cinemas screenings only) Booking fee: $2.00 per ticket. Tickets must be collected from the venue.

Isaac Theatre Royal: www.ticketek.co.nz (Isaac Theatre Royal screenings only) A booking fee is already included in the price of the ticket. You may print your ticket or present it on your mobile. A delivery transaction fee applies only when postal or courier delivery options are selected ($2.00 regular mail; $5.00 courier; $6.00 rural delivery courier).

IN PERSON

Advance tickets are available for all sessions and can be purchased from the venue where the film is screening. As these box offices are operated for NZIFF by the venues themselves, they are not equipped to sell tickets for the other NZIFF venue. Lumière Cinemas: The box office will be open from 30 minutes prior to the first session until 30 minutes after the last session commences.

Isaac Theatre Royal: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. From 8 August the box office will be open from 1 hour prior to the first session of the day until 15 minutes after the last session commences.

TELEPHONE BOOKINGS

(Isaac Theatre Royal screenings only. No phone bookings at Lumière Cinemas): 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

A booking fee is already included in the price of the ticket. A delivery transaction fee applies only when postal or courier delivery options are selected ($2.00 regular mail; $5.00 courier; $6.00 rural delivery courier).

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Cash/EFTPOS: Accepted for box office and venue bookings.

Visa/Mastercard/Amex: Accepted for all bookings.

REFUNDS Please note that NO REFUNDS will be given for tickets (either unused, uncollected or collected late) and Five-Trip Passes (either in part or in full). Bookings once made cannot be altered. Please choose carefully as there are no seat swaps, exchanges or refunds, except as required by law.

VENUES

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL

145 Gloucester Street, Ph (03) 366 6326

NZIFF steps out in grand style for the fifth year running at the Christchurch venue we’ve been aspiring to for years. We are honoured and delighted to be amongst the cultural organisations crowding eagerly into the Isaac Theatre Royal since its fabulous restoration was completed in 2014 – and we remain grateful to the numerous individuals and organisations who supported our campaign to raise the $262,000 required to install state-of-the-art digital cinema and sound at what is primarily a live performance venue.

Visit www.isaactheatreroyal.co.nz for more information.

LUMIÈRE CINEMAS

26 Rolleston Ave, Ph (03) 365 0066

NZIFF welcomes the brand new Lumière Cinemas as a Christchurch venue in 2019. Located in the Arts Centre’s West Lecture building, Lumière has two boutique theatres featuring state-of-the-art technology with vintage ambiance and luxurious seating. Visit lumierecinemas.co.nz for more information.

PARKING NEAR NZIFF VENUES

There are several parking locations within walking distance of the Isaac Theatre Royal. Please note the Wilson carpark opposite the theatre (140 Gloucester Street) is for employees of The Press only until 5pm. There are 24/7 Wilson carparks nearby at 170 Gloucester Street and 50 Cathedral Square. The Art Gallery carpark (cnr Montreal & Gloucester Streets) currently offers the first hour of parking for free, per vehicle, per day. Lumière Cinemas is located in the Arts Centre’s West Lecture building. On-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre. There are also a number of Christchurch City Council and Wilson off-street car parks. Visit www.wilsonparking.co.nz or www.ccc.govt.nz for more information.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

For information on bus timetables, fares and routes that service the CBD, visit www.metroinfo.co.nz

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All venues are accessible by wheelchair and are equipped with hearing loops. Please note that where films are indicated as having subtitles, this is not the same as full captioning for the hearing impaired. Please advise the ticket seller when purchasing your tickets if you have any special requirements. Visit www.nziff.co.nz for venue specific information.