About ATC

Born from the ashes of the Mercury and now in its 27th year, Auckland Theatre Company is committed to making world-class theatre that inspires, provokes and entertains.

We present up to seven main stage plays each year, created and performed by some of Aotearoa’s leading artists. In addition to our Tāmaki Makaurau seasons we tour both nationally and internationally. We run a subsidised education programme in schools across the Auckland region including workshops and school matinee performances and present HERE & NOW, an annual youth theatre festival, featuring young talent, stories, ideas and audiences.

To ensure the arts thrive in our city and beyond we are committed to nurturing both theatre-makers and theatre-lovers.

To invest in our talent we run artists workshops and programmes including the Engine Room Director’s paid internship, playwriting workshops, play readings, dramaturg support for developing playwrights and summer school workshops for secondary school students.

After seven years of fundraising, in 2016 we opened the doors of our new home, ASB Waterfront Theatre. Located in the heart of Wynyard Quarter’s new innovation precinct, ASB Waterfront Theatre is now a thriving hub of arts and culture. Auckland Theatre Company’s season plays at the theatre for up to 24 weeks of the year; this is complimented with the very best of both national and international dance, film and theatre.

We give thanks to our extended whanau of subscribers who make what we do possible. We strive to reach the widest possible audience with our produced mainstage work, visiting company’s work and our numerous workshops and community programmes around Tāmaki Makāurau.

This is your city’s theatre company. Nau mai, haere mai. Everyone is welcome.