Past Event3 Jan - 13 Feb 2022

Michelangelo – A Different View

No longer available

Hunua Rooms, Aotea Centre

Visual arts

Michelangelo – A Different View exhibition will remain open under the Ministry of Health Covid-19 Protection Framework – Red until Sunday 13 February.  A maximum of 100 people may be in the exhibition space at any one time, and admission will continually circulate throughout the day.  All attendees will be required to scan in, show their vaccination certificate and wear a mask where required.  Read the media release here.


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. As an addition to – and to complete – the exhibition, fourteen 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.

No time constraints mean visitors can allow these masterpieces to truly soak in. To enhance the experience, ensure you access the free audio guide (please bring your own phone and headset) so you can delve deeper into the works and experience the Florentine master’s interpretation of the Bible's Creation story in a way never imagined.


COVID-19 Health and Safety
The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our priority. Auckland Live venues are open for Covid-19 Protection Framework compliant events. All visitors must show a valid My Vaccine Pass, sign in and wear a face covering when required. 

For information on how we are keeping our people, visitors, and venues safe. Click here for our Covid-19 FAQs  


Directions to Hunua Rooms
The Hunua Rooms are on Level 1 of the Aotea Centre, accessible via the Circle foyer on Level 3 (same level as the Box Office and Terrace Cafe).

If you are attending a show or event in our venues and have an access need, find more information about accessibility here. For patrons with accessiblity requirements there is access from Level 1 of the Civic Car Park.


Door sales
If you haven't already purchased your tickets online, you can get them on the day at the Aotea Centre Box Office on Level 3.

VIP Experience | SOLD OUT

Discover the secrets and stories of Michelangelo’s beautiful ceiling frescoes with a bespoke VIP experience. Tickets are strictly limited to 40 people only and are selling fast - book now! Learn more about the VIP Experience here.

Gift shop

There will be a range of merchandise available to browse and purchase at the exhibition, including a stunning souvenir book. Check out the merchandise.




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.


Media Release

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