Work at Q

Q Theatre is a bustling building with a talented, passionate and diverse team required to keep it running smoothly - from the admin and leadership team, to the expert technicians, and brilliant box office, ushers and hospitality crew.

Located in the heart of the CBD, Q is Auckland’s home of Independent performing arts. Since 2011, Q Theatre has welcomed over half a million people through our Queen street doors to discover a world of extraordinary performing arts experiences. Thousands of creative practitioners and artists have shaped and shared new ideas within our building, presenting over 500 public performances each year.

We celebrate and support a diverse group of artists and the building is home to an incredible range of people full of creativity, bravery and tenacity. We work to develop an audience for these artists which is hungry, daring, loyal and loud, and fantastic supporters of theatre, dance, music, comedy and everything in between.



Q’s current CE, Tineke Van Der Merwe is leaving the role in mid-March to travel the world and we’re thrilled that 2020 will be a wonderful year of adventures for her.

Tineke’s departure creates an exciting opportunity for an experienced, talented and innovative professional to lead Q forward into a new decade. 2020, Q’s 9th year, is set to be a significant year of change as we roll out a new strategy to anchor Q’s long-term success and solidify Q’s place as the home of independent performing arts in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Applications for the Chief Executive | Tumu Wakarae role will formally kick off in mid-January when we will post a full role description along with application details. Applications will close 17 February 2020 with short-list interviews to be held in mid-March.

In the meantime, if you would like to register you interest in the role please email and we will make sure you are notified when applications open. 


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So you’re coming to Q. You’ve even picked a show and bought your tickets. You’ll need to know how to get here. But that’s just the beginning. Arrive early and head to the cafe, you can have dinner or just a snack. You’re only missing one thing - a drink. It’s lucky we’ve got a great bar then... more

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Whether you’re an individual who loves the theatre, or a company who’s looking to forge a new creative partnership, we’d love to hear from you.

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