Rangatira

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.

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? We have limited availability during August and September 2014. Please contact us in the first instance to discuss your requirements, or complete an expression of interest form. You can download our Expression of Interest form for 2014 season from the box below.

Interested in hiring Rangatira for a corporate event or function? We have limited availability during August and September 2014 only. All other 2014 dates are unavailable.  Please note that event hires will only be considered once we have received a completed Expression of Interest form for Event Hire, which can be downloaded from the box below. Please note, we regret that we are unable to offer hires in Rangatira for private parties including Weddings and Birthdays.

Venue details

Seating Capacity: 338-400 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

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