CMNZ is committed to providing equal opportunities for all to ensure everyone can participate and enjoy chamber music.

In 2016 we won the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts for all Award, celebrating the achievements of individuals and organisations providing opportunities, for people with limited access, to engage with the arts as artists and audience members. 

IHC Accessible Concert Series

Chamber Music New Zealand is leading the way in providing relaxed workshops and performances, where people with intellectual disability can enjoy music in a safe and relaxed environment. The traditional concert hall is not an environment that suits everyone, especially people with intellectual disabilities. From this basic understanding, we started to explore alternative  avenues that brought us to the creation of our first workshops and “relaxed performances” for people with intellectual disabilities, in 2012. 

In 2017 we were pleased to launch a special series of accessible concerts in partnership with the IHC Foundation. In 2018 we will continue this partnership and will be offering four relaxed, interactive performances in Auckland, Hawke's Bay, New Plymouth and Christchurch. These performances focus on inclusion, participation and discovery opportunities for diverse audiences. Find out more about our work

Touch Tours & Audio Description 

CMNZ's ground breaking audio described concerts with associated touch tours enables our sight-impaired community to enjoy our main-stage concerts in all their vibrancy, alongside their sighted concert-goers.  Companion seats are offered free, and usher assistance is available if required. Find out what's coming up in 2018.

Accessible Programme Notes

A downloadable large print word document version of our concert programme notes is available prior of each concert. Click here to download your copy.

CMNZ also offers printed large print programmes. For more information contact or ring 0800 Concert (266 2378).

Companion Tickets

CMNZ will offer a complimentary ticket to any person who is required to accompany an audience member with a disability. For more information contact or ring 0800 Concert (266 2378).

Venue Accessibility 

Venues information is available on each tour page, by clicking on the venue name. 

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy is a companion driving service available nationwide. They provide transportation and companion driving services for the elderly and for anyone else who chooses not to drive from A to B.

If you are planning to attend one of our concerts, but you would like to be driven there (eliminating parking issues and driving in the dark), Driving Miss Daisy can help. Remember to mention you are attending a Chamber Music New Zealand concert to claim your $5 discount per trip ($10 for return trip).