2017 Matchbox Season // Jul 12 - Sep 16
The Effect // 2017 MATCHBOX SEASON // AUG 1-12
Velvet // SEP 21 - OCT 1
The Pickle King // AUG 2-19
The Pickle King // AUG 2-19


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FEATURED EVENTS (See What's On for all events on at Q)

Comedy. Death. Revolution. Love. Drugs. Discrimination. Identity. Bounding into its sixth year, Q’s 2017 MATCHBOX Season is an opportunity to witness three powerfully diverse voices presented by some of Aotearoa’s hottest theatre-makers. 

Jul 12 to Sep 16 2017

December, 1998. Dunedin. High summer in a town where there isn’t a lot to do. This is a comedy about death, revolution, unfulfilled love, and a possum. “Authentic and brilliant” (theaustraliatimes.com)

Jul 12 to Jul 22 2017

Connie sees Tristan. Tristan sees Connie. Hearts pound. Pulses soar. Is this the side-effect of only one thing...Their dangerous, electrifying, first-sight love...Or the experimental drug surging through them?

Aug 1 to Aug 12 2017

This contemporary expression of multiculturalism sees writer and director, Alice Canton, bringing actors and non-actors from various different Chinese communities to navigate the many forms of mis-representation and discrimination.

Sep 6 to Sep 16 2017

Bring seven young women together; add boxing, jujitsu, ‘for real’ stories, a lot of sass and you get a CHANCE TO IGNITE.

Massive Company’s newest emerging artist show, directed by Scotty Cotter. 

Jul 25 to Jul 29 2017

Sublime and ridiculous, simple and profound: a play about love, death and what is worth preserving. The Pickle King received 7 nominations in NZ's theatre awards, and won the supreme award, "Production of the Year."


Aug 2 to Aug 19 2017

A Streetcar Named Desire Banner

Seventy years after its Broadway premiere, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE’s violent portrayal of femininity, masculinity and sexuality still feels urgent and powerful in its exploration of desire and domestic brutality.

Aug 24 to Sep 16 2017

Get ready for 12 days of dance! Tempo Dance Festival returns to Q Theatre this October with a stunning line-up for two weeks celebrating all things that move, groove and get loose! Full programme announced Thursday 10 August

Oct 4 to Oct 15 2017

A stunning new multi-media work created by Louise Potiki Bryant, with composer Paddy Free and artist Rona Ngahuia Osborne, NGARO (hidden) integrates solo performance with sound, video and textile installation.

Oct 4 2017

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