Summer at Q 2020

Bubbling with ambition, Summer at Q embraces everything happening in Tāmaki Makaurau this Summer. With a sprinkling of Auckland Pride, a dash of Auckland Fringe and a seasoning of local and international acts we’re cooking up the tastiest February yet, where no two nights are the same. Our Summer at Q programme supports makers involved with both Pride and Fringe while bridging the gap between the two, so the party doesn’t have to stop!

Whether it be drag, flamenco dancing, feminist monologues, award-winning comedy or something else that gets you pumped, there will be something to keep your summer sizzling. Try something new, something bold, something brave or simply something damn hilarious.

Tierra y Mar

Tierra y Mar, combines the strains of traditional flamenco guitar, song and dance direct from Spain to create a truly moving and unique theatre experience.

Jan 23 to Jan 24 2020

Untold Secrets: Hidden Gifts of Our Ancestors

BCA's (Black Creatives Aotearoa) inaugural photography and poetry exhibition features the works of 21 different black creatives from across Aotearoa, led and curated by founder, Dione Joseph

Jan 31 to Feb 28 2020


Prepare for a fabulous adventure across the colours of Auckland’s rainbow, as we launch the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival, OurPride, with a celeberation of the queer excellence of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Feb 1 2020

Everybody Interesting is Gay

Auckland's "Queen for the People", Ms. Wednesday Blaise, takes you on an uproarious journey of musical cabaret, exploring different aspects of rainbow life in 2020.

Feb 4 to Feb 7 2020

Leather Lungs: Yas Queen!

With the flamboyant style of Prince and a voice as mind-blowing as Freddy, this daring deviant riffs through 'RESPECT', breezes through 'Bohemian Rhapsody', and will leave you singin’ in the 'Purple Rain'. It’s all the queens and kings you love to belt along to in a hilarious cabaret romp.

Feb 4 to Feb 8 2020


Rich is a playwright struggling with modern day dating and commitment. Riddled with indecision, he must come to terms with what he wants and what he thinks wants.

Feb 4 to Feb 15 2020


Come dive into one clown's surreal journey across the landscape of gender searching for a place to call home. Join NYC-based theatre artist Ania Upstill to imagine a world in-between.

Feb 7 to Feb 12 2020

The Josephine Baker Show

Sheba Williams captures in music, dance and story telling, the life of the sensational woman who took Paris by storm in the 1920's and was a style icon, war spy and activist.

Feb 12 to Feb 15 2020


A personal narrative, storytelling in the passionate and powerful world of Flamenco, Folk and Spanish dance with extraordinary artists Aitor Hernandez and Marina Tamayo.

Feb 14 to Feb 15 2020

Leidy Lei's Tainted Nightmare: The Gods and Monsters Season

This show challenges five drag artists to create two numbers each that embody themes of Horror, and the Mythic (Deities, Demons, and Mythical Creatures) for your entertainment!

Feb 14 to Feb 15 2020

No Homo: Queer Comedy

No Homo is bringing you the LOLgbts this Auckland Pride Festival with a lineup of NZ's best queer comedy, featuring international headline act Rhys Nicholson from Australia!

Feb 14 2020

Dr Drama Makes A Show

James Wenley is a theatre lecturer, and so should know how to make a show... right? A postdramatic solo about knowing the theory, but not knowing what to do with it.

Feb 18 to Feb 22 2020


From the international stage, hilarious stories, songs, and multimedia told directly via the heart with Jewish soul, as only Deb can. Funny, real, poignant - reflecting the human condition. Laugh till you cry.

Feb 18 to Feb 22 2020

The Works of William Shakespeare by Chicks

What if Shakespeare didn't write his own plays? What if they were actually written by a group of kickass chicks from history?

Feb 18 to Feb 22 2020


Hope is one organic banana away from saving the world, Alexia is one question short of an origin story. A mad-cap tale of two neighbours in their quest for connection.

Feb 19 to Feb 22 2020

The Guilty Feminist Podcast

Returning after a sold out 2019 tour, join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests for a live recording of the wildly popular podcast. 

Feb 21 to Feb 22 2020

Cal Wilson - Gifted Underachiever

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cal Wilson’s performance of Gifted Underachiever will no longer be proceeding, we apologise for any inconvenience.

Feb 22 2020


Stranded four-thousand feet below the Pacific Ocean, Rebekah is adrift of her submarine, and alone. Deep is an offbeat, underwater adventure uncovering the dangers of social isolation and the splendours of self-belief, brought to life with luminous puppets. 

Feb 25 to Feb 29 2020

Game Face

‘The most important thing about you is what you look like.’ Right? Brought to you by a trio of international theatre-makers, Game Face is a riotous gig theatre show about the absurdity of our beauty myths.

Feb 25 to Feb 29 2020

I Know What I'm Doing

A solo performance combining live art, theatre and dance. I Know What I’m Doing is a self-examination which seeks to investigate human nature through a multitude of stories and internal reflections.

Feb 25 to Feb 28 2020

No Holds Bard

Driven to the brink by a painful separation and really bad reviews, an ageing thespian confronts his demons in what he thinks will be his dark night of the soul. The problem is, his demons are crazier than he is.

Feb 25 to Feb 29 2020


The hilarious poetry show that makes a splash!

Feb 25 to Feb 29 2020

Ghost Trees

An immersive, engaging one person show about personal loss and Kauri dieback. With an evocative soundscape Gary Stalker delivers one man's insights into life, death and the remarkable intelligence behind it all.

Feb 27 to Feb 29 2020

Electric Kiwi Billy T Jams

Join us for Comedy Fest’s spectacular showcase of this year's exceptional Billy T Award nominees: Brynley Stent, James Mustapic, Josh Davies, Lana Walters & Ray O’Leary.

Feb 28 2020

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