Q Theatre

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Housing three performance venues and a boutique café, bar & restaurant, Q is Auckland’s home of independent performing, located in the heart of the Aotea Arts Precinct. Venues used for the 2019 Festival – Rangatira, Loft and the Barfoot & Thompson Lounge.

+64 9 309 9771

Hours: Box Office: 10am–4pm Monday to Tuesday, 10am–6pm Wednesday – Friday, as well as 90 minutes prior to scheduled performances.
Citizen Q Restaurant, Bar & Cafe: 8am–3pm Monday – Friday, as well as pre-show dinner service.


See below for information about getting to the venue. If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Auckland, visit  Auckland Transport.

Bus StopClosest bus stop is right out front, ID 7059. It serves the Red Link Bus, 014, 18, 020, 030, 195, 209, 299, 302, 309, 312, 390, 605, 606 and the Airbus. It also serves a number of express services in the morning. 

Bus stops 7086 (Outside The Civic) and 7083 (Mayoral Dr, opposite Aotea Centre) are also within 5 minutes walk with a minimal gradient.

parkingClosest pay and display parking is  on Lower Greys Avenue (not available until after 6 pm). There is all day pay and display on the corner of Greys Ave and Mayoral Dr.

parkingClosest car parking with accessible bays is The Civic car park, Greys Ave and Mayoral Dr.

TaxiClosest taxi rank is located at Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street.

Train Icon 113x113Closest train station is Britomart, 1.2km from Q Theatre.


Multiple levelsThe venues within Q Theatre are across four levels, with the main bathrooms being on a fifth. All levels in the building are accessible via a central lift.


 Rangatira: Stalls have one row of level access. Balcony is all level access. Gods has two sections of level access, with Block A (the centre one) being on two tiers. Bar is all level access from the Queen St entrance.

Loft: There are ground rows, which are level access. But the rest of the block is raked.

ToiletsThere are wheelchair accessible toilets in the main toilet blocks on Lower Ground, as well as one at Loft (Level 2).

DogsWe do welcome assistance dogs, although we ask that mention be made of them when booking so we can accommodate them appropriately and brief our Front of House team. We do not make any specific provisions for them, but are happy to provide things like water as needed.

Box office

Box office has a relatively low counter, although a manual wheelchair may struggle to see over it.

hearing loop

There are several Hearing Assistance induction loops in the theatre:

  • Rangatira (Balconies only). Fed from Show Relay Microphone.
  • Lounge. Fed from Bar Paging and Background Music system.
  • Bar/Café. Fed from Bar Paging and Background Music system. 
  • Loft. Fed from Show Relay Microphone.

The T coil option may need to be selected.