Basement Theatre

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Home to Auckland's most adventurous performing artists and audiences, this is the place to be discovered, entertained and inspired

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The Basement Theatre is Auckland’s culture-defining powerhouse - home to an artistic mixtape of theatre makers, dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, comedians and everyone in between. We are chocka-block full of original local content - world premieres make up over half of our programme- and we proudly showcase the best new voices and fresh perspectives.

We have been described by Metro Magazine as "the beating heart of Auckland theatre" and by the New Zealand Herald as "the most exciting live theatre in the country".

We are a also a lean organisation that pours all of our revenue back into our development programmes, helping to foster emerging artists and inspire their audiences.

More about us

The Basement Theatre is nationally recognised as New Zealand's premiere development space for emerging performing artists. We work to encourage the growth of our artists and to delight, challenge and inspire our audiences.

Use of funds

Funds will be used to help expand our development programmes and assist artists with the growth of their careers.

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  • Are you holding my beer celine

    Are you holding my beer celine on 04 Jun 2019



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    💛 For ce-fat on 29 May 2019



  • Sue Emmott & MIchael Bowman

    Sue Emmott & MIchael Bowman on 14 Dec 2017



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    duncan on 16 Jul 2017



  • Janine Hall

    Janine Hall on 23 Jun 2017


    Thanks for an enjoyable Patrons' evening last night, and keep up the good work, looking forward to rest of the winter season.


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