Following the closure of the Watershed Theatre in 1996, Auckland’s creative community had been searching for a new venue that could act as a hotspot for performing arts in the city. Backed by Auckland Council, the Q Theatre opened its doors in 2011.
The purpose built theatre offers 2 multi-purpose spaces, the Rangatira auditorium and Loft which is a more intimate performance area. With a high level of technical production capability, you can enjoy nights of theatre, dance, music and comedy.
The onsite bar and cafe Citizen Q is a great place to grab pre-show drinks, cocktails and snacks.
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You’d never guess it but one of the best and most intriguing flavours of scones can be found in Citizen Q - the cafe inside Q Theatre. Hubby and I visited for a quick bite before an event yesterday and enjoyed an incredible Parmesan and rocket scone. Who would have thought? Rocket finely chopped in chewy, fresh scone dough is a winner. And the Allpress latte was the right size and perfectly strong. Love it.
Q Theatre gets my vote right now for one of the theatres I love most as an actor. The bar and restaurant out the front is a lovely place to be, whether I'm working there or not. But it's the theatre space I love most - four levels of seating and lots of flexibility. I've seen it turned into all sorts of configurations and I'm looking forward to 2015 when I get back in there. Watch this space!
I love Q Theatre because of the diverse array of cultural activities this venue showcases and the fact that there's a cafe and bar on site so that you can grab a drink and a munch before watching a performance. With multiple levels, it's a great hub for the artistic community of Auckland. Keep up the good work Q!