The Covert is the home of fun & creativity. An improvised comedy school & performance venue that brings more fun and play into the world.
The Covert Theatre is currently building a new venue at 51 Mackelvie St in Ponsonby, Auckland. We open in March 2020 and need your support to help finish the build.
It's an 86-seat theatre that runs improvised comedy shows from Thursday to Sunday (think like TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway?). From Monday to Wednesday we run the Improv School - where we teach the life skills that improvisation imparts through play such as confidence, collaboration, creativity, resilience, mindfulness to our city's youth and community.
The Covert has been producing shows and community workshops since 2001 and now has its own home. We run after school programs and school holidays for kids from 8 - 17 years and community workshops for people 18 years +.
We have a community-centric philosophy, 'from grass roots to tall shoots' and welcome everyone. Improvisation is considered one of the most accessible art forms in the world and it is a wonderful vehicle for people of all ages to facilitate self-creation, self-discovery and self-expression - plus it is massive FUN!
We are dedicated to bringing more laughter and play into the world and we are greatly appreciative of your support!
More about us
The Covert Theatre's purpose is to enhance human connection through play. We do this by running NZ's only improvised comedy theatre in Ponsonby, Auckland. We're an 86-seat theatre with an Improv School using play to teach vital life skills to people from ages 8 to 88.
We have workshops Monday to Wednesday and shows Thursday to Sunday.
We are a breeding ground for Kiwi creative talent and look to inspire the current and future generations of NZ actors, comedians, writers, directors and producers.
For those not in the Arts, we are the home of fun and creativity and a safe, non-judgemental learning environment for people to self-create, self-discover and self-express.
We create our own income to survive and rely on the generosity of the community to thrive.
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