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 is uniquely New Zealand, it gives mana to our artists, and it reflects the energy of the room.
Rangatira is a highly adaptable space. It gives designers the capability to reconfigure both the stage and seating to suit the needs of a given production. It accommodates a wide variety of artistic events including dance, drama, comedy, music and multi-media art events.
Flexible staging is integral to Q’s design. The seats can be removed completely or moved from one configuration to another in just a few hours, which means that hiring companies have an exciting array of possibilities for creative staging.
Our seating design is optimised for use in End Stage, Short Traverse, Long Traverse, Thrust, In the Round and Promenade configurations, however, seating can be adapted to many configurations, allowing extraordinary creative freedom.
Take a look at how Q Theatre's Rangatira stage configuration is transformed from End Stage to Short Traverse:
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Interested in hiring Rangatira for performance? We are now looking for expressions of interest for our 2014 programme. You can download our Expression of Interest form for 2014 season from the box below.
Interested in hiring Rangatira for an event or other function? Download our Expression of Interest form for Business Event Hire from the box below.
Seating Capacity: 338-450 depending on configuration
Stage Dimensions: 5.8-10.7m x 9.5-17.8m dependent on configuration
Ceiling Height: 7.7m up to lighting rig
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.more
The Q rehearsal room, Vault, is a highly adaptable space for hire that allows access independent from the theatre itself.more
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.more