At 305 Queen Street, Auckland’s creatives gather. Early morning coffee catch ups, afternoon scone fuelled brainstorms and wine-time read-throughs.

No theme, no agenda, just great stories and great ideas brought to the table by NZ’s independent creative makers.

Since 2012, Q Presents has offered audiences the chance to feast on the crème de la crème of unadulterated storytelling. Each event is completely unique and encapsulating, and smashes expectations of what a damn excellent night out at the theatre can be.

Brought to you by the uncompromising Bullet Heart Club, The Pantograph Punch, Fractious Tash, LOT23, The PlayGround Collective and Fireplace. 2015’s handpicked Q Presents season is here to devour this winter and brings with it a platter of salty sweet goodness so delicious it'll be worth switching the phone off for an hour or so and giving your undivided attention.



From jazz & blues interpretations to music-theatre collisions Davis sings seductive nightmares to shake you from slumber, spinning tales from the dark side of the female heart.

Jul 11 2015

Visual arts curated by LOT23 & inspired by the stories & themes in the 2015 Q Presents season, artists take over Q’s vertical spaces with works of unravelling humanity...

Jul 24 to Sep 19 2015

Located in the beating hub of the arts precinct, Q brings you a mixtape of free live gigs in our Lounge bar with a generous helping of cult musicians & DJ’s to enjoy every Saturday night.

Jul 24 to Sep 19 2015

The team behind the award-winning Daffodils are back with a chilling story about 2 lonely souls, self-fulfillment & deliberate destruction. Electronic alt-theatre bound to take you captive.

Jul 24 to Aug 8 2015

Eclectic, soulful & witty, the music scene would be unrecognisable without this DJ. A night of selections from his recent hunts in the bargain basements of Paris & Portugal.

Jul 25 2015

The Pantograph Punch bring you three unique nights of storytelling, collaboration and discussions inspired by the stories and themes in the 2015 Q Presents season...


Aug 7 to Sep 19 2015

The Pantograph Punch brings you a one-night only live storytelling extravaganza featuring lies, damned lies, and nothing but the truth.


Aug 7 2015

Performing surf-klezmer music for the past 15 years the band draw on a diverse range of music in their Eastern European melodies, from disco treatments to psychedelic freak-outs.

Aug 8 2015

From the director behind the sell-out smash Earnest comes a far darker experience: hold on tight for a slasher-movie re-edit of real-life events too twisted to be true.


Aug 14 to Aug 29 2015

Expect deep cuts and beautiful gems from the creative heyday of Jamaican music, with legendary Auckland writer and theorist on Aotearoa reggae, sound system and dub culture.

Aug 22 2015

The Pantograph Punch bring you an unlikely mix of theatre, poetry, comedy, music and prose to form a curated sampler of artistic delights.


Aug 27 2015

Stepping out in all their finery this band peddle a sweet & savoury smorgasbord of swingin’ sass & soul, & fingerpoppin’ rock-a-rolla!


Aug 29 2015

Hailing from Vancouver Canada is all around music aficionado, producer, composer, and DJ James Risbey. James spins tracks that hit your soul, not the charts, from French Ye-Ye to Cambodian Funk.

Sep 5 2015

Video games, porn & pet rats; Simon distracts himself from the recent death of his father -- until a mysterious box arrives that promises to change his life forever.

Sep 9 to Sep 19 2015

Ruckus are an improvising group playing new compositions by David Ward. Long marinated in such juices as Monk, Coleman, Mingus, Lacy, Zappa and Frisell, David writes music that is melodic, humourous, rhythmic and joyous.

Sep 12 2015

When is a work ready to meet the world, and when is it time to slay the muse? The Pantograph Punch hosts a panel of artists, musicians and writers in conversation about beginnings, ends, and when to put the pen down.

Sep 17 2015

In work ranging from jazz and blues interpretations to music-theatre collisions Coco Davis sings seductive nightmares to shake you from slumber, spinning tales from the dark side of the female heart.

Sep 19 2015

DJ Josh on Decks plays records in clubs, bars, restaurants, venues, and at events around Auckland and beyond, including Golden Dawn, Bedford Soda and Liquor, Libertine, Imperial Lane, Cassette Number 9, Northern Steamship, La Zeppa, Mezze Bar, C.A.C, and Hallertau Brewery.

Sep 26 2015

An evening of vivid songs - like finding a surreal oasis in the desert this cinematic collection of alt. country and soul originals are well-crafted, wistful and rollicking atmospheres.

Nov 14 2015

Critically acclaimed guitarist and singer Tom Rodwell performs a hybrid of blues, calypso and spirituals. Come in for a night bursting with salaciousness and surrealism.

Nov 21 2015

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