Balmoral office is open by appointment only
In alert level 2 our Balmoral office will be open by appointment only. ASB Waterfront Theatre will be open only on days when performances or events are going ahead.
The box office is still operating and can be contacted by phone or email.
Monday 14 September
A message from our CEO
2020 has been a tough year for the performing arts industry. Theatres throughout New Zealand and around the world have taken a huge financial hit.
At Auckland Theatre Company, we have had our 2020 programme completely upended by COVID-19 and its consequences. As we approach the end of the year, we have been forced to make a further difficult decision.
Hedwig & The Angry Inch is a major musical production for ATC that needs our entire theatre to be on sale and selling for it to work financially. With the extension of Alert Level 2 and the real possibility of further restrictions on audience sizes, the numbers just don’t work for the ASB season of Hedwig & The Angry Inch anymore. After such a difficult year we cannot risk a large financial loss from a production of such scale.
This is a devastating blow for our team at ATC, the artists who have been working to create the production, our sponsors, stakeholders and audiences. We are deeply saddened we can no longer deliver this glam-rock end of year celebration.
As you can imagine, our Box Office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we greatly appreciate your patience, support and understanding. If you are a ticket holder, please be assured that our ticketing team will be in contact to arrange a refund, donation or exchange voucher for the value of your tickets.
At ATC, we will now devote our energies toward creating a sustainable theatre production model, that allows us to navigate a COVID-19 world next year and into the future. Our first step towards this is trialing a three zone, socially-distanced system at ASB Waterfront Theatre for our current Back on the Boards festival. This zoned and spaced approach, along with the implementation of other enhanced health and safety measures in accordance with government regulations, allows us to safely seat up to 265 people in the separate zones, under Alert Level 2 and 2.5 conditions.
We have had a fantastic response to this set up from our audiences. The deep appreciation for being able to attend theatre safely once again has been both humbling and encouraging.
Performing on the stage continues to be the very essence of who we are, so we are grateful to be in a position to offer an innovative zoned theatre experience that allows us to keep theatre alive in the here and now.
We give thanks to all of you who approached our new theatre experience with an open mind last week. For those of you who do not feel comfortable attending under Level 2 conditions, we completely understand, and we look forward to welcoming you back when you feel the time is right.
Thank you for all your support, encouragement and donations as we work through these latest cancellations. We hope that in the future we will be able to bring your more positive news.
Chief Executive Officer | Kaiwhakahaere Matua
Auckland Theatre Company
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Auckland Theatre Company is Auckland's premier professional theatre company established in 1992. ATC presents a season of main stage plays each year as well as running a highly regarded creative learning programme. In 2016 ATC took up residence at the ASB Waterfront Theatre in Wynyard Quarter.