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 2015, to find out about availability, email Expressions of interest for events from 2016 onwards in Rangatira and Loft are welcome. 

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 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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Rangatira, Q’s main performance space, is a state of the art flexiform auditorium. It provides our artists with inspiration and also challenges them to connect and engage with audiences in different ways. The name gives mana to our artists, and it reflects the energy of the room.
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Looking for space? Vault has been designed as a work space – a place to dream and create.
Q’s main entrance leads you straight from Queen Street into the social hub of Lounge. A modern and relaxed environment perfect during the day for a business lunch, meeting or an informal presentation. The space transforms at night into a great setting for a corporate social or a private party.
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Q’s studio space, Loft, houses more intimate and experimental shows. It features character timber beams and art deco floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over Queen Street.
Cellar is a special pop-up venue that comes to life exclusively for the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival.

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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

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  • "...moving, sharp and totally believable...Simple, thought-provoking and mature, 'One Day Moko' is a beautiful gem of a show – don't miss it."

    Vanessa Byrnes
  • "...what a spectacle. You’ll cheer as the final song becomes a glorious celebration of the show’s brilliant excesses, as priests, Herod, Romans and all dance to the Webber...

    James Wenley