Approximately 80% of Q’s calendar is filled with professional-level performing arts programming that aims to uplift, reflect, and represent the people of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. We assess each performing arts expression of interest, whether a one night only or month-long season based on several factors including venue availability, programme balance, how achievable the project is and any levels of financial or other risk involved. Depending on the scale of the work we suggest team members involved in the project visit Q prior to confirming a booking.
Q’s venues punch above their weight, playing host to over 600 performances and events per year to over 80,000 ticketholders.
Ranging from professional performing arts seasons to corporate events and catwalk shows; Q works with a range of hirers including major New Zealand arts organisations, international promoters, independent producers, events companies, and local businesses to fill our venues year-round.
Q’s hireable venues provide a professional and welcoming setting to present live performance and commercial events in the heart of Auckland’s Aotea Precinct. Rangatira (Q’s main space) and Loft (Q’s studio space) provide hirers flexibility when it comes to seating and technical requirements while allowing audiences to be close to the action.
Events at Q run the gambit from banquet dinners to car launches, graduations to business seminars. We’ve pretty much done it all. With Q’s nature as a flexible theatrical space, Q’s staff can provide professional advice to elevate your event and put you in touch with the right professionals for the job. Much like Q’s arts programme, we assess all expressions of interest before confirming your booking based on several factors including venue availability, how achievable the project is, and any levels of risk involved. All event bookings need to visit Q before confirming.
Q has been used for a wide variety of filming since opening including operating as a live to air studio, commercial filming, live audience filming and more.
If you’re interested in booking Q for a live performance that is filmed, please fill in Q’s Arts Expression of Interest form found via the 'Enquire now' button on each of the venue pages. If you’re interested in using Q as a filming location or studio, please fill in Q’s Events Expression of Interest.
We work with all incoming hirers in a bespoke manner and offer support that reflects the needs of each client.
For more specific information on each venue please click through to the venues below.