Rangatira

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.

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. Our seating configuration is optimised for use in End Stage, Short Traverse, Long Traverse, Thrust, In the Round and Promenade, 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?

Rangatira is 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.

Expressions of interest for events from mid-2018 onwards in Rangatira are welcome. To enquire about availability and Expressions of Interest, email Q Theatre's Programme Director, sarah@qtheatre.co.nz

Interested in hiring Rangatira for a corporate event or function?

Download the functions & events hire info pack

We have some availability for events in  2018. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss the requirements for your even and dates available. 

Venue details

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

Hire this venue

Contact:
Sarah Graham, Programme Director
sarah@qtheatre.co.nz
09 282 3897

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