A one-to-one encounter high up overlooking our city.

Making its international debut from Britain in the Auckland Fringe Festival 2017, Q Theatre presents LOOKOUT – an intimate encounter between an audience member and a performer.

LOOKOUT is created by London artist, curator and writer Andy Field who specialises in creating encounters between strangers in a variety of locations and inviting us all to re-consider our relationship to each other and the world we inhabit.

In collaboration with children from Auckland's Newton Central School and developed through a series of workshops with the students, this season of LOOKOUT is unique to Auckland and those who call Tamaki Makaurau home.

Look out at Auckland from The CAB's rooftop with your local school performer and imagine its future. Share a quiet conversation that journeys through the past, present and future guided by the streets and landmarks laid out before you.

Through dreams of utopian architecture and possible catastrophes, hopes and fears, future fashions, proposed demolitions and progress real and imagined, explore two very different versions of the city you are in.

LOOKOUT is a chance to engage with someone in our city who you might not normally meet, about a future world you may or may not share.

LOOKOUT is an opportunity to consider big questions in a small way.


‘A hugely important and timely participatory piece that managed to achieve both a sense of the epic and the intimate.’ (Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director of the Arches, Glasgow)

‘small vignettes of poignant absurdity that are as vivid and well-observed when read, imagined and stashed away in your pocket, as they might become on the tube carriage, staged for real.’ (Maggie Gray, This Is Tomorrow, on The Incidental Plays)


Please note: This is a site-specific performance that takes place offsite from Q, at the top of The CAB (The Civic Administration Building at 1 Greys Avenue). Audiences will meet at Q Theatre in the Barfoot & Thompson Lounge and be escorted by an usher to the performance location. This will take no more than 5 minutes on foot. The rooftop of The CAB does have some coverage and therefore the event will go ahead regardless of weather conditions.

Whilst the performance location does have access via an elevator, patrons with accessibility questions are advised to get in touch with the Q Theatre box office on 09 309 9771.