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

Life Members

  • Barry Gadsby
  • Robert and Philippa Robertson

Platinum Patrons

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

Gold Patrons

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


  • 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
  • Jules and Stephen Mark
  • Simon and Kate Martin
  • Jacq Mehrtens
  • Michael and Patricia Mellon
  • Jason and Joanna Millar
  • Clare and Justin Murray
  • Lauren Semple
  • Laraine and Peter Sharr
  • Rebecca and Mike Stewart
  • Prue Tobin
  • Suzanna and Yann Tonascia
  • Edith Tripp
  • Campbell and Penny Whyte
  • Anthony Wright and Selene Manning


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

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.