New Zealand-based events platform Eventfinda has teamed up with performing arts centre Te Raukura ki Kāpiti to provide ticketing services.

The ticketing technology firm allows audiences to purchase tickets across the Eventfinda platform, on the Centre’s website and across the Eventfinda nationwide agency network, including at the customer services desks at Coastlands Shoppingtown.

Sonia Hardie, Te Raukura ki Kāpiti centre manager, said: “Eventfinda provides a smart, modern and personalised approach to ticketing, which makes for successful events. It was imperative for us to partner with a ticketing agent that didn’t have exorbitant fees, so that the arts can remain accessible for our community. It is important to us that our community is supported at all stages within the venue.”

The newly built NZ$12m (£5.9m/€7m/$7.8m) performing arts centre was initially formed as a Kāpiti College project, but found widespread support from within the community with the official opening scheduled for February 22.

Eventfinda’s head of ticketing, Anna Magdalinos, added: “We are delighted to embark on this partnership with Te Raukura ki Kāpiti. Eventfinda exists to connect people through live experiences, by empowering everyone in the events ecosystem in which venues play a central role. We’re excited to be part of the growing story in Kāpiti.”

Cas Carter, Kāpiti College Board of Trustees Chair, who has led the fundraising campaign for the venue since the concept was first conceived, said: “We are incredibly excited to finally be at the stage where we can open the doors to the public. This has been an enormous project for the Kāpiti community and with so many people contributing to it in so many ways, we are delighted to be able to share the completed Centre.

“We believe this Performing Arts Centre will have an enormous impact on the community and will quickly establish itself at the centre of Kāpiti’s cultural life in the performing arts, it will be a space for the whole of Kāpiti and beyond to enjoy not just our local arts but visiting artists as well. The immediate interest from the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra have proven that.”

Eventfinda also has offices in Auckland and Melbourne.

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