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.
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.
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.
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.
Cinema in Auckland


Mainly art-house and international films, plus better mainstream fare and regular specialist film festivals.
Cinema in Auckland

Event Cinemas

Blockbusters, bowling alley and food court.
Cinema in Auckland

Academy Cinemas

Foreign and art-house films in the basement of the Central Library.
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.
Spectator Sport in Auckland

ASB Tennis Centre

In January the women’s and men's ASB Classic is held here.