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Summer at Q

Summer at Q signals the start of the festival season – Pride Festival, Fringe Festival, Auckland Arts Festival, Comedy Festival – more festivals than you can shake a (rain) stick at. While each of these festivals have their own unique voice, for Q it means we’ll be chockablock full of hot theatre, sizzling dance, cool music, and fresh art. Q’s cafe, bar & restaurant Citizen Q will also be busy, dishing up delicious food and drinks to keep you nourished between shows.

Good food, fine wine, greattheatre – all in a cool urban location. It’s like Melbourne, but right here.


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.

Feb 8 to Feb 26 2017

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

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.

Feb 10 to Feb 26 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

Auckland Fringe festival is back!

Auckland Fringe is the catalyst for the most exciting, outrageous and unique events in the Auckland cultural calendar. 

Feb 21 to Mar 12 2017

Auckland Fringe is the catalyst for the most exciting, outrageous and unique events in the Auckland cultural calendar.



Feb 21 to Mar 12 2017

Stand-up meets time travel in this 2017 Auckland Fringe show when quirky London comedian bumps into some past selves. ‘Joyous fun hour****!’ (Funny Women). Nominated best comedy Buxton Fringe


Feb 21 to Feb 25 2017

Take to the streets and make a love story possible. You represent The Giftgivers, a bespoke courier service celebrating anniversaries and connecting couples separated by long distance.


Feb 21 to Mar 11 2017

The People Who Play with Theatre present a vision of the apocalypse, through the eyes of the one man not invited. Trapped in a Countdown, audiences will experience the end of the world through Tom, and the disastrous vegetables who haunt him.

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

Turn off the lights, turn up the harmony and wind back the clock about 500 years for a quick game of Choir in the Dark.




Feb 23 to Feb 24 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

An evocative telling by a traveller on an epic journey to find her lost Mother. Memories are traded for access to destinations, imagination is the fuel and a true telling is the final exit point from grief.

Feb 28 to Mar 3 2017

Join crooner Tomás Ford as he travels the world on an epic manhunt, without realising that he just might be the one being hunted. A hilarious, nail-bitingly tense spy thriller.

Feb 28 to Mar 4 2017

After a sold-out season at this year’s Tempo Dance Festival, directors Andrew Cesan and Kayla Paige present four newly developed works highlighting the exciting versatility of dance.



Mar 1 to Mar 2 2017

Billy T Jams // 2017

We're kicking off the year with one hell of a comedy show to introduce you to this year's Billy T Award nominees.





Mar 3 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.


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

Descend into Q Vault for this immersive illumination.





Mar 8 to Mar 11 2017

A one-to-one encounter high up overlooking our city. Created in collaboration with local primary school children from Newton Central School, together you and a child performer look out at Auckland and imagine its future.


Mar 8 to Mar 10 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

Eat & Drink at Citizen Q

Visit Q

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

Support Us

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.