3 Jan - 30 Jan 2022

Michelangelo – A Different View

$39.00 - $45

Hunua Rooms, Aotea Centre

Visual arts
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Under license from the Vatican Museums, this exhibition offers the most complete and authentic reproduction of Michelangelo’s beautiful ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel to be shown outside the Vatican.

Some 50 pieces, including an almost original size, 4.6m x 20m reproduction of The Genesis (which includes 'The Creation of Man') and a 3.8m x 3.8m version of The Last Judgment are just 1-2 metres away from the viewer, while audio guides, accessible via personal devices (please bring your own phone and headset), mean visitors can experience the Florentine master’s interpretation of the Bible's Creation story in a way they never imagined.

As an addition to – and to complete – the exhibition, fourteen of these impressive frescoes await visitors in the entrance to the exhibition. Reproductions of scenes from the lives of Jesus and Moses. painted by Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Rosselli, provide additional historical background and allow for a deeper insight into this epoch.

With no time constraints, visitors can allow these masterpieces to truly soak in.

Early Bird tickets are on sale now from just $39 (plus service fees) until Christmas Day. Book now!

COVID-19 Health and Safety
The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our priority. Auckland Live and The Stetson Group will be operating to the Ministry of Health Covid-19 guidelines and directives in place during the Michelangelo – A Different View exhibition period.

Directions to Hunua Rooms
The Hunua Rooms are on Level 1 of the Aotea Centre, accessible via the Stalls and Circles foyers or from The Civic Car Park.


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VIP Experience

Discover the secrets and stories of Michelangelo’s beautiful ceiling frescoes with a bespoke VIP experience. Learn more about the VIP Experience here.

Meet the promoters


Stewart and Tricia formed Stetson Productions Ltd in October 1973. Since then the wider Stetson Group have produced and presented shows not only in New Zealand, but also in Australia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, the UK and the US. They have toured hundreds of artists and many have made return visits to New Zealand since. Both Stewart and Tricia enjoy working together and have proven they make a strong team. They have a single goal – to always have the best show on the stage at every performance with their satisfaction coming from stimulated and appreciative audiences.


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