Entertainment

Theatre in Auckland

Whoa! Studios

Exciting and educational kids' shows are performed at this innovative theatre in Henderson – expect extreme fun and irreverence – and the whole shebang also features a brilliant kids' playground and the excellent Gr…
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…
Theatre in Auckland

ASB Waterfront Theatre

The new ASB Waterfront Theatre is used by the Auckland Theatre Company and also for occasional one-off shows and concerts. There's a good selection of bars and restaurants in close proximity.
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.
Comedy in Auckland

Classic Comedy Club

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

Q Theatre

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

Whammy Bar

Small, but a stalwart on the live indie music scene nonetheless.
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 Spark Arena.
Cinema in Matakana

Matakana Cinemas

The fantastical Matakana Cinemas complex has a domed roof reminiscent of an Ottoman bathhouse. Titles tend to the art house end of the spectrum, but major Hollywood blockbusters are also screened.