Isaac Theatre Royal & James Hay Theatre Events: 

If you have specific seating requirements such as wheelchair access, hearing difficulties or you require companion seating please contact Ticketek on 0800 686 677. Alternatively, you can contact them online 

All other Events:  

Please contact Moshtix 

Bread & Circus makes every effort to ensure our sites and events are accessible to our entire audience. 

Venues may be accessible using an alternative entrance. If you need additional assistance, please make yourself known to Front of House staff and they will be happy to assist. 

Isaac Theatre Royal, James Hay Theatre and The Tannery are all accessible. 

For further information regarding Isaac Theatre Royal, please visit the Isaac Theatre Royal website. 

Ticketing FAQ

Tickets to the Bread & Circus events are being sold via Ticketek (The Festival Galas & The Purple Rabbit) and Moshtix (all other ticketed events). 

You can purchase tickets through the Bread & Circus website. 

Phone Bookings (Isaac Theatre Royal & The James Hay Theatre only): National – Toll Free (excludes mobiles) 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) 

In Person: Box Offices at the Isaac Theatre Royal will open 60mins prior to the performance start time and 90mins prior at the James Hay Theatre. However, audiences are strongly advised to book online in advance to avoid disappointment.  

As a condition of sale, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations once the booking is complete except in accordance with applicable laws in the region of purchase. Please refer to Ticketek and Moshtix‘s Terms and Conditions for further information or contactthe relevant Ticketing provider for further assistance. 

There are three ways to engage with Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival. 

Ticketed Events – you pay an advertised ticket price to secure your seat. There will be no hat circulated at ticketed events and there is no expectation that you donate to the performer directly. 

Hatted Events – There is no cost of admission at these events, however a hat will be passed around during the performance and audience members should pay what they can to support the performers. remember to bring cash for when the hat comes by – that’s how buskers make their living! 

Free Events – No tickets, no hats, these are completely free events open to all!  

Age suitability is listed with every performance at Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival. 

G: Suitable for general audiences 

PG: Parental guidance recommended for younger audiences 

M16+: Suitable for mature audiences 16 and over 

R18+: Restricted to audiences 18 and over 

Unless otherwise specified, children 18 months and under can sit on the lap of a carer free of charge. Any child over this age must have a ticket. No children, including babes in arms are permitted to Restricted 18+ performances. 

Some productions may offer discounts for children and/or families. Where available, these tickets will be listed as ‘Child’ and ‘Family’ respectively. 

Adult | Full price tickets 

Concession | Government issued concession card, seniors, full time student cards* 

Child | Children 12 and under 

Family | 2 Adults and 2 Children 

* If you are purchasing a concession ticket please have your student or pensioner ID card ready, as you will be required to enter your concession ID in some cases. When attending the event ensure you can present your card on request. 

Where applicable, GST is including in the ticket price. All prices listed are in $NZD.

For events at the Isaac Theatre Royal and the James Hay theatre, you can choose your seat at the time of booking. All other events are General Admission. This means your ticket does not assign you a specific seat and seating will be on a first in, best dressed basis so please arrive early. 

Being late to a ticketed event affects performers and the rest of the audience. Where possible, latecomers will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance however this is at the discretion of the performer and Front of House team. Bread & Circus regrets it is not possible to refund a completed booking for latecomers. 

The only way to ensure you are purchasing legitimate and official tickets is through the Bread & Circus website ( which will link directly to our official ticketing agencies, Ticketek ( and Moshtix ( 


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