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…
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…
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.
This elegant Edwardian venue (1911) hosts the NZ Symphony Orchestra (www.nzso.co.nz) and Auckland Philharmonia (www.apo.co.nz), among others.
Stand-up performances most nights, with legendary late-night shows during the annual Comedy Festival.
Theatre by various companies and intimate live music. Silo Theatre (www.silotheatre.co.nz) often performs here.
Small, but a stalwart on the live indie music scene nonetheless.
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.
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.
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.