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Renaissance: The Age of Genius

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  • General Admission: $45.00 each
  • Children under 12: $0.00 each ($0.00)
  • VIP experience: $95.00 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Wed 15 Feb 2023, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Thu 16 Feb 2023, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Fri 17 Feb 2023, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Sat 18 Feb 2023, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Sun 19 Feb 2023, 10:00am–5:00pm

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Due to Auckland's extreme weather event on Friday, the spectacular immersive exhibition Renaissance: The Age of Genius is being moved from the Aotea Centre to the main stage at The Civic and will reopen on Friday at 10am.

Auckland Live says flooding in the Hunua Rooms rendered the space unusable, but the flip side is that people will now be able to see this amazing exhibition, direct from Europe and featuring more than 500 of the world's greatest masterpieces, at Auckland's own masterpiece, The Civic.

The multimedia exhibition that brings to life works by artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Sandro Botticelli, Titian and Caravaggio will be located on the main stage at The Civic, gifting visitors the bonus experience afforded to few.

These paintings from museums worldwide are shown using specialist multimedia projection, transporting visitors along an awe-inspiring journey through the art of the 15th and 16th Centuries.

The scale of the projection sees the artworks at roughly twice human height, thrusting viewers into the atmosphere of the paintings and offering a rare insight into what was going through the minds of these geniuses hundreds of years ago.

Mysterious La Giocondo (Mona Lisa) by da Vinci, The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, flawless Madonnas by Raphael, terrifying Medusa by Caravaggio, Sistine Chapel frescoes by Michelangelo, mythological allegories, religious subjects, portraits of famous nobles and beauties of the Renaissance era – all these images will remain in everyone's memory as a unique range of impressions.

Presented by The Stetson Group, producers of The Art of Banksy and Michelangelo - A Different View and described by NZ Arts Review as "a spectacular view of the art of the past", Renaissance: The Age of Genius will now run through February.

Resuming Friday, 3 February
10 am – 5 pm daily. Last entry 4 pm
The multimedia sequence runs for 40 minutes.
People can come into the exhibition at any time and can stay longer if they want to see a repeat of any material.

General Admission - any day through the season | Price $45*
Children under 12 – free (with an adult)
VIP sessions with former Sistine Chapel guide and NZ's foremost expert on Renaissance art, Dr Christopher Longhurst, are available on select nights. $95
Purchase tickets online ( or at the Aotea Centre Box Office or at the exhibition.
*Service fees apply

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