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Curtain Goes Up On Showbiz In NZ!


Show tickets, dinner & hotel … the total package with just one easy step


A new era in entertainment ticketing has dawned in New Zealand with world-class premium event ticketing & packaging company Showbiz International now open for bookings (ShowbizNZ), taking the hard work out of organising that next special night out!

With the experience that can only be gained from 20 years as entertainment packaging market leader in Australia, ShowbizNZ will enable theatre and concert-goers to jump the queue to access great shows and seats, combined with VIP hospitality, dinner and accommodation packages with one easy step. Showbiz is the industry’s only one-stop-shop for the best in entertainment.

Want to take the hard work out of a great night out? – ShowbizNZ has the answer with a range of fantastic premium ticket packages where the work has been done for you! Customers can visit the ShowbizNZ Box Office website at or call the Showbiz toll free Ticket Package Hotline on 0800 4 SHOWS, select from the range of premium ticket, Dinner & Show or Stay and See™ packages that best suit you and before you know it be on your way to an amazing entertainment experience.

Showbiz can also put together packages tailored to a client’s or group’s needs, with packages extending through to VIP & Encore Class® which include premium quality seats, sumptuous hospitality and merchandise. Showbiz can also offer full service, tailored Corporate Hospitality for companies to offer the very best in show-based client entertainment.

Showbiz is far more than a premium ticketing service, and works closely with leading promoters and producers to create exciting packages for the shows that we know and love. These relationships have been forged on years of service, trust and a proven track record, which has seen Showbiz regularly selected as the Official VIP & Packaging Partner for major shows in Australia such as Disney’s The Lion King, Billy Elliot the Musical, Wicked, Miss Saigon and The Phantom of the Opera, and many international concert tours including Robbie Williams, U2, The Police, Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli to name a few.

Now New Zealanders can enjoy this one-stop-shop service.

Showbiz makes it easy for discerning ticket buyers from anywhere in New Zealand to enjoy a fantastic seat at a hit show combined with a Stay & See® overnight hotel stay at some of New Zealand’s leading hotel properties.

Or maybe Dinner and a Show, or a fantastic night out with a VIP Encore Class® package is more your ticket to celebrate an anniversary, reward staff or clients, or just spoil yourself and someone special? Showbiz has the range of options to suit all tastes and budgets, including their exclusive Stay & See® Express and great value Dinner for a Dollar™ packages, all available in one easy-to-book transaction.

Showbiz’s longstanding relationships with show presenters, combined with their highly trained service ‘cast and crew’ means they can provide a total service offering. In-demand tickets can even be accessed through Showbiz pre-sales before they even go on sale to the public, as well as a host of additional special offers and events.

Showbiz is also the market leader in specialised ticketing management and marketing services to the wholesale and retail travel markets, ensuring they are also working with New Zealand’s leading travel service providers, airlines and hotels.

Speaking at an industry event to celebrate the company’s launch, Craig McMaster, Chief Executive of the Showbiz Group said “Showbiz is very excited to be a part of the growing and dynamic entertainment and travel market in New Zealand and also to offer the full range of Showbiz products for New Zealanders traveling to Australia.

With the range of fantastic venues, beautiful theatres and huge international shows and tours coming this way, we could not have planned a better time to launch online and phone booking services direct to New Zealand’s entertainment consumers. And that’s what ShowbizNZ is all about - helping customers enjoy ‘a life that’s LIVE”, by offering one-stop-shop access to great shows, seats and packages.

Showbiz’s engagement as the Official Premium Packaging Partner with THE EDGE® in Auckland means that you can enjoy our VIP Encore Class® Experiences, Dinner & Show and Stay & See® packages with shows playing at the Aotea Centre, The Civic Theatre and Auckland Town Hall.

To celebrate their arrival into New Zealand, Showbiz is offering great packages and premium tickets for Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which has just gone on sale here.


Start spreading the news - Showbiz has arrived in New Zealand! We are thrilled to announce the launch of Showbiz NZ, and offer easy, fast and trouble free access to Great Shows & Seats on both sides of the Tasman.

Our brand new website is now live. With more great shows going on sale soon, it's good to stay in the know so register and receive our Showbiz NZ event newsletters and updates.

Also Booking: Andrea Bocelli, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, ABBA Mania and more!


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