MiNDFOOD season of

The Master Builder

By Henrik Ibsen. A new version by Colin McColl

11 JUN - 28 JUN 2020 — Drama



Auckland Theatre Company


ASB Waterfront Theatre


2 hours 5 minutes, including interval




The effects of COVID-19 and the restrictions on the size of public gatherings mean Auckland Theatre Company cannot perform as normal. Our plans have had to change dramatically.

The MiNDFOOD season of The Master Builder is cancelled. The safety of our audiences continues to be our greatest priority and for this reason, we feel we can no longer continue with this season.

Although for the foreseeable future we cannot stage our work in the theatre for an audience, we are fully committed to the works, our artists, our audiences and the act of creating theatre.

The artists engaged for the ASB season of The Miracle Worker and the MiNDFOOD season of The Master Builder will be invited to create digital work that will keep our artists employed, our audiences engaged and the Company making theatre. We are excited by the tantalising prospect of what may be created for the web.  More on exactly what form that will take soon.

We will be in contact with all ticket holders as soon as we can to arrange a transfer or refund. As you can imagine, our Box Office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we greatly appreciate your patience, support and understanding.

Through talent and hard work, expert builder Halvard Solness has achieved no small measure of fame and fortune. But the unexpected return of Hilde Wangel to his life threatens to shake the foundations of his success.

A decade prior, Halvard promised a 13-year-old Hilde the world. Now, she’s here to collect. And while Hilde’s return stokes Halvard’s artistic ambitions, his burning passion and her deepest desires may consume everyone around them. Master dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s classic interrogates the costs of creativity, the perils of ambition, the complexities of gender power play and the madness of desire. The Master Builder has only gained potency since its debut in 1892 and stands as one of Ibsen’s most confronting and profound works.

"It weaves together the realistic, the mythical and the symbolism of the subconscious mind." - The Independent

"Haunting tale of ambition and desire." - Evening Standard

Dates &

Thu 11 Jun 8:00 PM CANCELLED

Fri 12 Jun 8:00 PM CANCELLED

Sat 13 Jun 8:00 PM CANCELLED

Tue 16 Jun 7:00 PM CANCELLED

Wed 17 Jun 7:00 PM CANCELLED

Thu 18 Jun 8:00 PM CANCELLED

Fri 19 Jun 8:00 PM CANCELLED

Sat 20 Jun 2:00 PM CANCELLED

Sat 20 Jun 8:00 PM CANCELLED

Sun 21 Jun 4:00 PM CANCELLED

Tue 23 Jun 7:00 PM CANCELLED

Wed 24 Jun 7:00 PM CANCELLED

Thu 25 Jun 8:00 PM CANCELLED

Fri 26 Jun 8:00 PM CANCELLED

Sat 27 Jun 2:00 PM CANCELLED

Sat 27 Jun 8:00 PM CANCELLED

Sun 28 Jun 4:00 PM CANCELLED

Special Events

Backstage Story

Discover the world behind the curtain, find out what takes place in the rehearsal room at these behind-the-scenes talks with the director, designers, and cast of each show.

Auckland Theatre Company Studios
487 Dominion Rd, Mount Eden
Carpark & entry off Brixton Road

Monday, 25 May, 6:30pm


Join us before the performance to hear from a guest speaker and gain a deeper understanding of the context of the play you are about to see. Enjoy a drink and snack in the comfortable surroundings of the Villa Maria Gallery.

Sunday, 21 June, 2:45pm