Here & Now Festival 20-23 April 2018

HERE & NOW is Auckland Theatre Company’s annual festival connecting young people and emerging artists to professional theatre. Featuring three exciting new shows created especially for the festival as well as a big schmooze fest, workshops, music and more!

HERE & NOW 2018 schedule 

Marathon pass + student pricing

See all three shows for one low price!

Student pricing is available for individual shows and the Marathon Pass.

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TENDER by Benjamin Henson and the cast | 20-23 April

It’s the theme of songs, books, films, tv shows, works of art - but in a woke world how good are we at talking about love? What is it? Where do we find it? Does love mean romance? And do we really need it? With defiant honesty, 10 young Aucklanders invite you in for a chat about love, sex, and relationships by opening their hearts and encouraging all of us to try a little tenderness.


ALICE by the cast| 20-23 April

A group of ordinary friends are thrust into a strange mystery that takes them into seedy clubs, the supernatural underground, a secluded DOC cabin and to the most sinister place of all... Sylvia Park. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the films of David Lynch and the urban landscape of Auckland, ALICE is a funny, anarchic, thrilling, and imaginative celebration of how ridiculous and beautiful our lives can be.


YOU FIRST by Billie Staples | 20-23 April

In the near distant future, a cataclysmic storm has levelled Aotearoa, forcing millions on the move, and toppling society. Teenagers are rounded up and forced to live underground under a ruthless regime where they must complete dangerous dares or disappear. But who is running this new world order and is there any hope left on the outside?


Free Events


A beginner’s guide to working in theatre! Get up close and personal with drama schools, meet recent graduates, mingle with professional actors and industry guests. Free workshops, talks and demonstrations.

Registration: CLICK HERE 


Dates & times: Saturday 21 April 10am – 2pm

Suitability: Recommended for ages 15+

Open Mic Sessions

4:30pm, Monday, April 23.

Performers of all types come together to strut their stuff in the AUT Atrium.