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Auckland Arts Festival 2017

Taking place annually every March, Auckland Arts Festival is a globally recognised event that celebrates people and culture, cultural diversity and the vibrant energy of NZ's largest city.

The festival programme, a non-stop showcase of NZ and international arts, spans theatre, dance, music and visual arts - ranging from the most gloriously classical to the very edge of contemporary. Add to this the many free and family-friendly events; there is most certainly something for everyone.

Scroll down to see what's featuring at Q in the Auckland Arts Festival.

Secure a great deal by choosing tickets to three shows coming to Q Theatre as part of the Auckland Arts Festival for just $140 (booking fees may apply).


Mar 8 to Mar 26 2017

Eight counts unlawful entry using imagination, five counts of reckless use of Māori mythology, four counts possession and cultivation of Shakespeare, and one count dangerous operation of a voice class.


Mar 8 to Mar 14 2017

The most hard-case New Zealand comedy this year! Written by award-winning playwright Jamie McCaskill.





Mar 9 to Mar 19 2017

Award-winning theatre company Catherine Wheels find themselves Lost at Sea as they explore the biggest subject one can possibly try to tackle – the ocean.



Mar 16 to Mar 19 2017

Encounter a magical mix of live performance, music, interactive experiences and visual art throughout the evening at Q.




Mar 18 2017

You're six years old.  Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy.




Mar 21 to Mar 26 2017

In a story about falling in love and proving it to the government, Edinburgh Fringe winner Sonya Kelly relates a tearfully funny, tender memoir about securing an Irish visa for her Australian partner, Kate.


Mar 22 to Mar 26 2017

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More about Supporting Q

  • The unstoppable Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan have been offered a season and residency at the prestigious Battersea Arts Centre in London, and because they're special members of our Q whānau we want to help them get there! We asked Julia to tell us about her inspiration for creating this work, and what it means in 2018 a year after it was first created.

  • Q Theatre and BRIEFS Factory are stoked to be partnering with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation as part of the Puāwai Festival to honour World AIDS Day on Friday December 1.