Q is home to a curated programme encompassing the performing arts, presented by local, national and international producers.

Our flexible spaces thrive on inventive thinking, challenging practitioners to respond with compelling live peformances that bring together artists and audiences. We want to work with the very best artists around, whist encouraging and supporting the next generation. We want to stimulate, provoke, excite and entertain by connecting the performing arts to our city. Our building fuses heritage with contemporary design- it's home to an energy and spirit that is unleashed by all who come through our doors at 305 Queen Street.

Q is conceptualised, created and championed by the very performing artists who use our facilities. Our consultation with hirers and industry professionals throughout Q’s evolution ensures that our spaces are run in ways that truly nurture, grow and enhance our industries. 

Our rehearsal room, Vault, is available for hire by any company looking for a rehearsal space smack bang in the centre of Auckland's CBD.

Whilst our primary purpose is as a venue for performing arts, Q’s spaces are also available for corporate or private hire. Our venues offer fantastic function settings to host conferences, parties, launches or networking events.  We do not take bookings for weddings.

Interested in hiring Q for performance?
Our Rangatira and Loft spaces are in heavy demand, and as such we cannot guarantee programming. After completing an Expression of Interest form, we consider your project at a programming meeting. Our priority is to programme professional performing arts companies.

There is very limited availability in Rangatira and Loft for 2016. Expressions of interest for events from 2017 onwards in Rangatira and Loft are welcome. To enquire about availability and Expressions of Interest email Q Theatre's Producer,

Explore our main auditorium, Rangatira, and studio space, Loft, here and then complete our Expression of Interest form for hiring Q for performance.  

Interested in hiring Q for an event or function?
Q’s Loft and the Barfoot & Thompson Lounge are available for hire for corporate or private functions and events. Contact to find out more

Interested in hiring Q’s Vault?
Q’s rehearsal space Vault is available to companies or practitioners that need somewhere to create. We do not take bookings for regular (weekly) classes, or public perfomances in Vault.


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Q’s main performance space is a state of the art flexiform auditorium. It provides artists with inspiration and challenges them to engage audiences in different ways.
Vault seating block when set up for performance
An underground work space for meetings, workshops and auditions, Vault can also be transformed into a small performance venue for comedy, dance and cabaret.
Citizen Q bar and cafe
Q's modern and relaxed cafe/restaurant is open to public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can hire the space for  special events - subject to availability.
Barfoot & Thompson Lounge seating
Q’s main entrance leads you straight from Queen Street into the Barfoot & Thompson Lounge - a fantastic starting point for a night out in the arts precinct.

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

  • This February our Q Heroes kicked off a year of adventurous theatre-going with an exclusive summer brunch, shared with Q staff and board, and a range of artists taking part in the Auckland Pride and Auckland Fringe Festival.

  • THANK YOU for coming along for the ride with us,
    for supporting the arts in Auckland, and for making what we do count! Here's whe we are open over Christmas & January 2017