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

Current Patrons and Friends

Platinum Patrons

  • Jeremy Johnson
  • Dame Adrienne Stewart
  • Robert & Barbara Stewart Charitable Trust


  • Philippa Bates
  • Neil & Angela Cameron
  • Stephen Collins
  • Mark & Sarah Cox
  • Mayor Lianne Dalziel Honorary Patron
  • Christine Fitzgerald & Chris Lee
  • Janet Francis
  • Barry Gadsby Life Member
  • Antoinette Hobbs
  • Kris & Georgie Inglis
  • Murray & Bernice Ireland
  • Simon & Kate Martin
  • Jacq Mehrtens
  • Michael Mellon
  • Sarah Metcalf & Adrian Balasingam
  • Susan Henson & Thomas Young
  • Jason & Joanna Millar
  • Clare & Justin Murray
  • Sir Tipene O'Regan Honorary Patron
  • Lauren Semple
  • Peter & Laraine Sharr
  • Rebecca & Mike Stewart
  • Suzanna & Yann Tonascia
  • Edith Tripp
  • Campbell & Penny Whyte
  • Ann Willis
  • Anthony Wright & Selene Manning

Gold Friends

  • Jane Kerr


  • David Minifie & Deborah Williams
  • Merle Cooney & Anne Malcolm
  • David Pilbrow & Annabel Cropper
  • Suzie Power
  • Joan Simpson
  • Sue Stubenvoll
  • Rachel Murrell & Darren Wright
  • Suzanne Wright
  • Suzanne Wright

Become a Friend or Patron


  • CAF Revealed: Get inside the Festival with personalised information from Festival Director Craig Cooper PLUS behind-the-scenes tours and meet our creative teams, and regular email updates.
  • Personalised priority booking period and service for the best seats in the house (put aside exclusively for Patrons' tickets)*.
  • Acknowledgement in the Festival programme, on the website and in the post-Festival annual report.

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

* preferential booking period only


  • CAF Revealed: Behind the scenes tours and meet our creative teams, and regular email updates.
  • Personal priority booking service.

Couple $100
Single $50

Sign Up as a Patron or Friend

NZAM: New Zealand Assets Management
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.