Support Us

It's people like you who help us to deliver world-class performing arts to Christchurch and the South Island.

Bringing artists from afar, as well as working with New Zealand artists to create something new, special and exciting, takes passion, commitment and courage.

YOU can be part of something extraordinary. When you support the Festival, you help us take people on this wonderful journey.

Get on board - and get WILD with us

Sign Up as a Patron or Friend

Become a Friend or Patron


  • Insider information from the desk of the Festival Director Craig Cooper
  • CAF Revealed: get behind-the-scenes and meet our creative teams
  • Personalised priority booking period through our Ticketing Manager
  • The best seats in the house - set aside exclusively for Patrons*
  • Acknowledgement in the Festival guide, on our website and in the post-Festival annual report
  • Regular e-news updates

Platinum Patron $5,000
Gold Patron $3,000
Patron $1,000

* limited to the preferential booking period only


  • CAF Revealed: get behind-the-scenes and meet our creative teams
  • Priority booking period through our Ticketing Manager
  • Regular e-news updates

Couple $100
Single $50

Sign Up as a Patron or Friend

We'd like to thank New Zealand Assets Management for joining our tribe of sponsors and supporting the Friends & Patrons programme for the 2017 Festival.

Terms and Conditions
By signing up as a Patron or Friend you agree to the following terms and conditions:
Your donation will be acknowledged with a written receipt that will be posted or emailed to you following receipt of the full donation payment. Your donation covers the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017. The Christchurch Arts Festival collects and holds personal data about you, to be used in relation to Patron and Friends correspondence. The information will be handled in accordance with the Festival's privacy policy.



  • Jeremy Johnson
  • Dame Adrienne Stewart
  • The Robert and Barbara
  • Stewart Charitable Trust


  • Murray and Bernice Ireland
  • Sheelagh Thompson
  • John and Ann Willis


  • Christine Fitzgerald (President)
  • Susan Henson
  • Rebecca Stewart

Friends and Patrons supported by


  • Hon. Margaret Austin
  • Sarah Metcalf and Adrian Balasingam
  • Philippa Bates
  • James and Janette Borthwick
  • Neil and Angela Cameron
  • Stephen Collins and Liz Davis
  • Mark Cox and Sarah Dods
  • Chris Lee and Christine Fitzgerald
  • Richard and Janet Francis
  • Furnishscene
  • Charlotte and Marcel Gray
  • Stephanie Grieve and Bill Willis
  • Susan Henson and Thomas Young
  • Antoinette Hobbs
  • Peter and Jean Hyam
  • Kris and Georgie Inglis
  • Michael Laney and Monica Ryan
  • Jules and Stephen Mark
  • Simon and Kate Martin
  • Jacq Mehrtens
  • Michael and Patricia Mellon
  • Jason and Joanna Millar
  • Clare and Justin Murray
  • Robert and Philippa Robertson
  • Lauren Semple
  • Laraine and Peter Sharr
  • Rebecca and Mike Stewart
  • Suzannah and Jan Tonascia
  • Edith Tripp
  • Campbell and Penny Whyte
  • Anthony Wright and Selene Manning



  • Andre Lovatt at The Arts Centre
  • Janelle Bish and Bernie Haldane at Auckland Live
  • Ross Gumbley and Philip Aldridge at The Court Theatre
  • Rose Campbell and Chris Archer from Creative New Zealand
  • Neil Cox at The Isaac Theatre Royal
  • Bronwyn Bijl at The Piano
  • Marianne Hargreaves and Rachael King from WORD Christchurch
  • Suzanne Porter at Taranaki Arts Festival
  • Lee Ewing and Kirsty Rueppell
  • John and Beth Keoghan
  • Lauren Semple
  • Nic Staveley
  • Vanessa Thompson
  • Philip Tremewan
  • Edinburgh’s Tom and
  • Marion Walker


  • David Minifie & Deborah Williams
  • Merle Cooney & Anne Malcolm
  • David Pilbrow & Annabel Cropper
  • Suzie Power
  • Joan Simpson
  • Sue Stubenvoll
  • Rachel Murrell & Darren Wright
  • Suzanne Wright
  • Nicola Averill
  • Beverley Cocks
  • Susan Cooke & Martin Shepherd
  • Tim Duggan & Carey Fletcher
  • Murray & Sandra Greig
  • Rick & Linda Hill
  • June Lee
  • Leicester Murray
  • Pat Pilkington
  • Gay Rathgen
  • Colleen Rice
  • Sue Stokes
  • Vic Tutton
  • Anna Wilson