AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL 2017 | Q Theatre. Cafe. Bar. 305 Queen Street, Auckland NZ.


Join us for Pride & Progress: The Carnival Continues! The Auckland Pride Festival 2017 celebrates Auckland’s cultural and sexual diversity and is a safe space for progressive voices to be heard.

There are over 50 individual events all across Auckland – from Ponsonby to Manukau and Henderson to Waiheke Island – including local and international theatre and cabaret, art exhibitions, live music, film and digital media, literature, debates and discussions, drag and burlesque, sports and recreation, gardening, pets, pageants and parties!

Q Theatre is proud to be part of the 2017 Auckland Pride Festival and home to the Pride Gala for the 4th time. Pride Festival is a vital part of Q’s yearly programme, as an opportunity to showcase local talent from our rainbow community, honour our stories and celebrate wholeheartedly together.

Q is dedicated to the continued development of our pride programme, if you have ideas for 2018 please contact Q’s Producer.

An over-the-top kiwi melodrama stuffed with sexual innuendo, psychedelic salads and plenty of campy puns bought to you by twisted minds of Chris Parker and Thomas Sainsbury.


Feb 8 to Feb 16 2017

The official opening of the 2017 Auckland Pride Festival hosted by Georgina Beyer and Jaycee Tanuvasa.





Feb 10 2017

Jason Chasland tells the endearing personal story of identity & icons growing up on an NZ farm. This one-man show, is a magical and moving trip down memory lane, impersonating over 25 icons from Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Johnny Cash & more.

Feb 11 to Feb 18 2017

Venture into a kaleidoscope of bite-sized queer stories with LEGACY PROJECT 4. These are our stories to celebrate, to provoke and to uncover our distinct perspectives on modern queer experiences.



Feb 14 to Feb 18 2017

A solo genderqueer, kinky,  femmesexual ,  polyminded , gay-divorcee comedic odyssey through the real life of Michelle/Ryan."Ze" (a gender neutral pronoun) details the gains, losses, frustrations, & celebration in the tension between being authentic, & belonging.

Feb 21 to Feb 25 2017

Nannas and the Poppas, Fringe, Pride

The Nannas and the Poppas are back from the future and they’re ready to rock!.. After they have a nice cup of tea and a biscuit.




Feb 21 to Feb 25 2017

Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Australian Idol, Courtney Act will appear in New Zealand for the very first time during the 2017 Auckland Pride Festival with her brand new show, The Girl from Oz!



Feb 24 2017

Eat & Drink at Citizen Q

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So you’re coming to Q. You’ve even picked a show and bought your tickets. You’ll need to know how to get here. But that’s just the beginning. Arrive early and head to the cafe, you can have dinner or just a snack. You’re only missing one thing - a drink. It’s lucky we’ve got a great bar then... more

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Whether you’re an individual who loves the theatre, or a company who’s looking to forge a new creative partnership, we’d love to hear from you.

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.