Must-see entertainment in Auckland Region

  • Whoa! Studios


    Exciting and educational kids' shows are performed at this innovative theatre in Henderson – expect extreme fun and irreverence – and the whole shebang…

  • Eden Park

    Kingsland & Mt Eden

    This stadium hosts top rugby (winter) and cricket (summer) tests by the All Blacks ( and the Black Caps (,…

  • Neck of the Woods

    Ponsonby & Karangahape Rd

    New Zealand's best indie bands, emerging overseas acts, drum-and-bass DJs and the occasional burlesque show all feature at this versatile upstairs venue…

  • Auckland Town Hall

    City Centre & Britomart

    This elegant Edwardian venue (1911) hosts the NZ Symphony Orchestra ( and Auckland Philharmonia (, among others. Also used…

  • ASB Waterfront Theatre

    Viaduct Harbour & Wynyard Quarter

    The ASB Waterfront Theatre is used by the Auckland Theatre Company and also for occasional one-off shows and concerts. A good selection of bars and…

  • Classic Comedy Club

    City Centre & Britomart

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

  • Q Theatre

    City Centre & Britomart

    Theatre by various companies and intimate live music. Silo Theatre ( often performs here.

  • Whammy Bar

    Ponsonby & Karangahape Rd

    Small, but a stalwart on the live indie-music scene nonetheless.

  • Mt Smart Stadium


    Home ground for the Warriors rugby league team (, Auckland Football Federation ( and Athletics Auckland (www…

  • North Shore Events Centre


    One of the two home courts of the NZ Breakers basketball team ( and an occasional concert venue. The other home court is at Spark…

  • Matakana Cinemas

    North Auckland

    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…

  • Aotea Centre

    City Centre & Britomart

    Comprises the small Herald Theatre (drama) and the vast ASB Theatre (used for dance, ballet, opera and musicals). NZ Opera ( regularly…

  • Rialto

    Parnell & Newmarket

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

  • ASB Tennis Centre

    Parnell & Newmarket

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

  • Academy Cinemas

    City Centre & Britomart

    Foreign and art-house films in the basement of the Central Library. Cheap $5 movies on Wednesdays.

  • Ding Dong Lounge

    City Centre & Britomart

    Rock, indie and alternative sounds from live bands and DJs, washed down with craft beer.

  • Power Station

    Kingsland & Mt Eden

    Midrange venue popular with up-and-coming overseas acts and established Kiwi bands.

  • Spark Arena

    City Centre & Britomart

    Auckland's top indoor arena for major touring acts.

  • Event Cinemas

    City Centre & Britomart

    Blockbusters, bowling alley and food court.

  • Ticketmaster


    Ticketing agency, with outlets at Spark Arena and the Aotea Centre.

  • Ticketek


    Ticketing agency, with an outlet at SkyCity Theatre.

  • SkyCity Theatre

    City Centre & Britomart

    Theatre within the casino complex, used for musicals, comedy and the occasional concert.

  • iTicket


    Ticketing agency that handles much of the smaller gig and dance party ticketing.