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.

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

Interested in hiring Rangatira for a corporate event or function?

Limited space is available throughout 2016 for corporate events such as product launches, seminars and clients functions. Please note that event hires will only be considered once we have received a completed Expression of Interest form for Event Hire.

We regret that Rangatira is not available for private parties, including Weddings or Birthdays.

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

Sarah Graham, Producer
09 282 3897

Other venues

theatre, rangatira, loft, vault, citizen q, lounge, auckland, queen st, studio
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.
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.
Cellar is a special pop-up venue that comes to life exclusively for the NZ International Comedy Festival.
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.

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