Entertainment

Comedy in Auckland

Classic Comedy Club

Stand-up performances most nights, with legendary late-night shows during the annual Comedy Festival.
Live Music in Auckland

Whammy Bar

Small, but a stalwart on the live indie music scene nonetheless.
Live Music in Auckland

Kings Arms Tavern

This heritage pub with a great beer garden is Auckland’s leading small venue for local and up-and-coming international bands.
Spectator Sport in Auckland

Eden Park

This stadium hosts top rugby (winter) and cricket (summer) tests by the All Blacks (www.allblacks.com) and the Black Caps (www.blackcaps.co.nz), respectively. It's also the home ground of Auckland Rugby (www.aucklan…
Classical Music in Auckland

Auckland Town Hall

This elegant Edwardian venue (1911) hosts the NZ Symphony Orchestra (www.nzso.co.nz) and Auckland Philharmonia (www.apo.co.nz), among others.
Theatre in Auckland

Q Theatre

Theatre by various companies and intimate live music. Silo Theatre (www.silotheatre.co.nz) often performs here.
Spectator Sport in Auckland

Mt Smart Stadium

Home ground for the Warriors rugby league team (www.warriors.kiwi), Auckland Football Federation (www.aucklandfootball.org.nz) and Athletics Auckland (www.athleticsauckland.co.nz). Also really big concerts.
Spectator Sport in Auckland

North Shore Events Centre

One of the two home courts of the NZ Breakers basketball team (www.nzbreakers.co.nz) and an occasional concert venue. The other home court is at Vector Arena.
Performing Arts in Auckland

Auckland Live

Auckland's main arts and entertainment complex is grouped around Aotea Sq. It's comprised of the Auckland Town Hall, Civic Theatre and Aotea Centre, along with the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna.
Theatre in Auckland

Aotea Centre

Comprises the small Herald Theatre (drama) and the vast ASB Theatre (used for dance, ballet, opera and musicals). NZ Opera (www.nzopera.com) regularly performs here.