Where do you want to sit at the World of WearableArt Awards Show?

The Show takes place at the TSB Arena in Wellington on the bespoke ‘WOW’ stage, which includes five ‘pods’ each facing around the Arena. All finalist garments come to life on stage and our Creative Team design the Show to suit our round stage, so the performance can be seen no matter where you choose to sit!

It’s an exciting moment when you go to book your tickets for a WOW Awards Show, so we thought we’d take some of the work out of the process and give you an overview to the various ticket types and seating options available, so you can sit back (literally!) and enjoy the Show from the seats that are best suited to you. 

In this post we’ve outlined the various ticketing types, seating options and areas of the Arena including what each of these may offer so you can book the best tickets for you! For more information about ticket prices, performance dates and times, and general FAQs head over here to find out more about experiencing a WOW Awards Show!

 

Ticket Types

There are four different ticket types to choose from, and each ticket type is based on the seating area or style available. Below is a quick guide to each of the different ticket types and what they offer: 

Ticket Type

Considerations

Platinum

Best seats in the house!

All Platinum seats are tiered*

Platinum tickets include a 2020 Souvenir Programme!

Premium

Next best seats available around the venue

Option of tiered or non-tiered seating

Standard

Still good seats but usually situated further back from Premium seats

Option of tiered or non-tiered seating

Restricted View

Seats that we have indicated as not allowing a full, clear view of the
stage. This could mean there is a glass barrier in front of you (Block 8,
upstairs front row seating specifically), or perhaps the seats are
situated far to the side and restrict the view to the far angles of the stage. 

All Restricted View seats are situated upstairs and are tiered seating

 

What is tiered seating?

Tiered seating allows a raised view to the row in front. Our non-tiered seating is situated on the ground floor of the arena. The stage sits at least a metre higher than the floor seating. 

 

Seating Blocks

The seating in the TSB Arena are grouped into different Blocks. Each Block can contain various ticket types, but a Block may not include every different ticket type. Your own personal preferences may help you decide which Block you would prefer to sit in. Think about if you would like to be up close to the garments, or further away to get an overview of the whole stage. Would you prefer to be in one of the upstairs Blocks, or on the ground floor? Would you like to be sat facing front-on to the stage, or on an angle to one of the individual pods? Below we’ve outlined each of the different Blocks in the Arena and a bit more information about each of them to help you make the choice that’s best for you. 

Seating Blocks

Considerations

Block A Tiered seating
Mainly Platinum seats
(with some Premium seats)
Easy access/wheelchair seating
Block B

Tiered seating
Mainly Platinum seats
(with some Premium and Standard seats)
Easy access/wheelchair seating

Block C Tiered seating
Platinum and Premium seats only 
Faces front-on to the stage
Block D Non-tiered Premium seating
Great option to be close to the garments!
Block E Only available on non-Table nights
Non-tiered Premium seating
Great option to be close to the garments!
Block F

Only available on non-Table nights
Non-tiered Premium and Standard seating
Faces front-on to the stage

Block G Only available on non-Table nights
Non-tiered Premium seating
Great option to be close to the garments!
Block H Non-Table nights
Non-tiered Premium seating
Great option to be close to the garments!

Block 5

Upstairs tiered seating* 
Standard seats only
Faces front-on to the stage
Block 7 Upstairs tiered seating*
Good variety of Premium,
Standard and Restricted View seats
Block 8 Upstairs tiered seating*
Good variety of Premium,
Standard and Restricted View seats

 

*Elevator access to the Blocks located on the upstairs level is available 

 

Why not familiarise yourself with our seating plan in advance of booking, here’s our fully seated plan for 2020!

 

Here are some other frequently asked questions we thought would be useful to address about seating options: 

Where do I sit to be able to see the garments as close as possible?

Most finalist garment will visit every ‘pod’ on the stage ensuring that all garments can be viewed around the arena. To get a close view to the garments, we would recommend choosing seats in one of the Blocks that are closest to the pods, these include: Block A, Block B, Block D, Block E (non-Table night only), Block G (non-Table night only) and Block H.

We’d also recommend picking up a Souvenir Programme, which contains a catalogue of the finalist garments with full colour imagery, designer credits, materials used and inspiration behind the garment.

Top tip: Platinum tickets come with a Souvenir Programme included!

 

Where do I sit if I’m watching the Show with children or want to see as much of the Show spectacle as possible?

If you would like to have choose a seating area that offers more of an overview of the stage and Show spectacle we would recommend considering any of the tiered seating options. You may also want to consider the seating options in the Blocks located on the upstairs level (Block 5, Block 7, Block 8).

Central sections of Block 7 & Block 8 (upstairs) have great Premium seating options which allow you to be close enough to see the garments but high enough to view across the whole stage.

 

What else do I need to know?

Every performance is exactly the same, featuring all finalist garments on stage. All garments are showcased around the stage to ensure they can be viewed from all areas of the arena. The stage Show is crafted with the arena and seating in mind to try and allow a great viewing experience no matter where you choose to sit!

 

Need help with your booking? Just get in touch with us at tickets@worldofwearableart.com or call us on 0800 4 WOW SHOW (option 1) and we’ll be happy to help!

 

I’m ready! Let’s book my tickets to the 2020 WOW Awards Show!