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MATCHBOX is a curated contemporary and professional programme that responds to the rich multiplicity and diversity of Auckland and resonates with our physical and spiritual home, Tāmaki Makaurau.

Since its initial iteration in 2012, MATCHBOX (previously known as Q Presents), has been a pillar of Q’s annual programme and has brought a significant number of independent powerhouse works to the stage including Daffodils, OTHER [Chinese], Burn Her, Inflated Rebel, Medusa and so many more.

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The focus of MATCHBOX has continuously been the readiness of artists, the gem of the idea they want to present and the ability of Q and the company/artist to see a clear pathway to connect with audiences. When MATCHBOX has really worked, it’s allowed artists to lift the quality of their work to a new level and provided fresh audiences for them to engage with. MATCHBOX is also an opportunity to learn, it’s a chance for artists and companies to stretch their creative vision and to be challenged in balancing need of marketing alongside the generation of a new work or season.

Q supports MATCHBOX seasons by providing a box office split that includes venue hire, labour, equipment, rehearsal space, marketing support and opening night hosting, along with tactical and emotional support along the way from Q’s team.

Click below to read the full MATCHBOX info pack:

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