Subscribe to Auckland Theatre Company 2019

Never miss a show + best seats + flexibility + save money + star treatment + friends & family benefits + free souvenir programme + special events and updates + bonus shows + end-of-year musical

2019 Season Brochure

2019 Season Video

Season Pass & Packages

Design your own subscription package of four or more plays to suit your taste and your wallet.

Save up to 17% on the price of Standard tickets

Unlimited exchanges

Come early in the season to each play and save 50% more with premiere week prices

Give us a call on 0800 ATC TIX (0800 282 849) or visit us to subscribe!

Snap a Seat is now sold out for the 2019 season.

Let us choose the date you attend and see all seven subscription plays for a special bargain price. With limited availability, Snap a Seat sells out quickly so don't delay.

Unbeatable price

Never miss a show



Book all seven subscription plays and guarantee yourself a year of great theatre.

Save over 25% on Standard A Reserve tickets

Fully flexible unlimited free exchanges

Adult $370

Senior $340


Sign up to all seven plays as a group of six or more and share a great year of theatre with friends.

Save over 35% on Standard A Reserve tickets

Unlimited exchanges


Bonus Shows

You can book bonus shows as an add-on when you subscribe at special subscriber prices.

See Bonus Shows

Premiere Shows**

Premiere Shows reward subscribers who attend early in the season of each production with a saving of up to 50% more than is the case for a standard subscription. 

**Terms and conditions apply for exchanging tickets

ATC 2019 Season

Tom Scotts Ma & Da season presented by Giltrap Audi

The Daylight Atheist

By Tom Scott | 7 - 23 February

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Tom Scotts Ma & Da season presented by Giltrap Audi


By Tom Scott | 8 - 23 February

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By Albert Belz | 16 March - 6 April

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ASB season of

The Audience

By Peter Morgan | 8 - 23 May

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A Fine Balance

Adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith. Based on the novel by Rohinton Misty | 14 June - 6 July

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MiNDFOOD season of

Six Degrees of Separation

By John Guare | 14 - 29 August

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Kensington Swan season of

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

By Tom Stoppard | 11 - 26 Sep

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Let us help you design your own season

If you're not signing up for the full season, here's a handy guide to help you design your own season.

Add on Bonus Shows.

Auckland Arts Festival presents

A Man of Good Hope

Based on the book by Jonny Steinberg | 14 - 18 March

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Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents

The Mousetrap

By Agatha Christie | 2 - 7 April

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New Zealand Opera presents

The Turn of the Screw

By Benjamin Britten | 18 - 23 October

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How Do I Subscribe?

If you have a complicated subscription booking, for example, if you want to book additional tickets for some shows but not others, please call the ATC box office on 09 309 3395.

Why become a subscriber?

Save Money.

Save up to $184 off standard ticket prices. Whether you see everything or design your own package with a selection of four or more shows, subscribers always get the best prices.

Best Seats.

Bookings are exclusively for subscribers only until 10 January 2019.* Secure the best seats in the house.

*Does not apply to the ASB season of Shortland Street - The Musical which is already on public sale.

Never Miss a Show.

Plan a great year of theatre by subscribing and locking in dates on your calendar.


Unlimited exchanges**

We understand that your plans may change. As a subscriber, you can exchange your tickets to any other performance within the same season.

**Does not apply to 'Snap a Seat'.

Star Treatment.

For your convenience, call the ticketing hotline for our exclusive subscribers service on 09 309 3395.

Friends & Family Benefits.

Buy additional tickets for friends and family at subscriber prices.***

***Additional tickets must be booked at the same time as booking your subscription.

Free Souvenir Programme.

Subscribers will receive a free programme (one between two people) for each show attended.** The programme will also be emailed to you to read in advance of the show.

**Does not apply to 'Snap a Seat'.

Bonus Shows.

Option to purchase specified bonus shows playing at the ASB Waterfront Theatre in 2019 before they go on sale to the public. Great savings on selected shows.

End-of-Year Musical.

Access to the best seats in the house for the ASB season of Shortland Street - The Musical for you, your friends and family at special subscriber prices.

Get Involved.

Enrich your theatre-going experience by participating in the life of Auckland Theatre Company.

Backstage Story

Discover the world behind the curtain. Find out what takes places in the rehearsal room as it happens at these exclusive behind-the-scenes talks with the director, designers and cast of each show. Presented at ATC Studios, 487 Dominion Road, Balmoral. Free event.

More about Backstage Story

Shortland Street - The Musical

Monday 29 October, 6.30pm

The Daylight Atheist/Joan

Tuesday 29 January, 6.30pm


Monday 25 February, 6.30pm

The Audience

Tuesday 23 April, 6.30pm

A Fine Balance

Monday 27 May, 6.30pm

Six Degrees of Separation

Monday 29 July, 6.30pm

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Monday 26 August, 6.30pm


Join us before our weekend performance at the ASB Waterfront Theatre to gain a deeper understanding of the context of the play you are about to see. EAT/ Sit down and enjoy a glass of wine and tea or coffee, and a selection of cafe treats. TALK/ Listen to an expert speak in depth about the show you are about to see (no spoilers, of course!). PLAY/ Enjoy the show from a new perspective. A booking to this event is required at a cost of $15.

More about Eat/Talk/Play.

Shortland Street - The Musical

Sunday 25 November, 11:45pm

The Daylight Atheist/Joan

Saturday 16 February, 4:30pm

The Audience

Sunday 19 May, 2:45pm

Six Degrees of Separation

Sunday 25 August, 2:45pm

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Sunday 22 September, 2:45pm

Play Readings

Throughout the year, we hold a number of public play readings where you can hear new scripts in development being read by a professional cast. This is your opportunity to give the playwright feedback. These play readings are free to attend and are presented at ATC Studios, 487 Dominion Road, Balmoral. Sign up to our behind-the-scenes emails to hear about these events as they happen.

Give the Gift of Theatre

Extra tickets for friends

Book extra tickets NOW for friends and family so they can enjoy the same great savings and other benefits that you! Tickets booked outside of subscription can be purchased only at the prices for the general public.

Gift Vouchers

Auckland Theatre Company's gift vouchers are hugely popular as an original and imaginative gift for Christmas, birthdays and other special occasions. You can purchase full season pass and single-ticket gift vouchers or nominate your preferred dollar value. The gift voucher(s) can be sent to you or to the gift recipient(s) directly, with personal message from you included. All gift voucher requests received before Monday 10 December 2018 will be processed in time for the Christmas post. Gift vouchers purchased as part of a subscription can be bought at the exclusive subscriber rates

If you're not a subscriber, book your gift vouchers here

All shows voucher


If we didn't answer a question here, please give us a call on 0800 ATC TIX or see our Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

What's the difference between purchasing a subscription and just buying tickets at other times during the season?

The price! Save up to $26 per ticket when you subscribe in advance. Also, you can have first pick of the best available seats in the house for plays in 2019 as tickets for subscription plays don't go on sale to the general public until 10 January 2019. Remember, you can change the date you see a show if the performance for which you originally booked no longer suits.

How do I subscribe?

There are four easy ways to subscribe:

  • Mail: Complete the booking form at the back of the season brochure and post it back.
  • Phone: Call 09 309 3395
  • In person: Come to the box office, ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey St, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

What if I purchase a subscription and then can't attend a performance on the date I selected?

Auckland Theatre Company provides a complimentary no-reason-required ticket exchange service exclusively to subscribers. All we ask is that you return your ticket to us at least forty-eight hours in advance of the original performance and nominate your preferred new performance date for that play. This service is not available for ATC Snap A Seat or for tickets not bought as part of a subscription.

Please note:

Terms and conditions apply if you are exchanging tickets from a preview or matinee performance, a premiere performance or out of a Theatre Club booking. Ticket exchanges can only be made once Auckland Theatre Company’s Box Office staff have received your original tickets or proof that your tickets have been destroyed. Prior to this, no exchange will be processed nor seats reserved. Tickets can be exchanged to any other available performance within the same season of the same show. Tickets cannot be exchanged from one show to another or from one season to another.

When returning tickets, please address mail to:

ATC Box Office.

  • Post: PO Box 96002, Balmoral, Auckland 1342.
  • Courier: ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey Street, Auckland, 1010.
  • Scan and email to:

Please be sure to enclose your postal address, new preferred performance date and daytime contact number, along with any applicable payment. You can also visit the ASB Waterfront Theatre or Auckland Theatre Company’s office, Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm. We can process the exchange while you wait.

Terms & Conditions

What if I lose my tickets?

In most cases, subscription tickets can be replaced free of charge. Call us on 09 309 3395 and we’ll make sure replacement tickets are waiting for you at the venue.

Can I still exchange my tickets at Auckland Theatre Company on Dominion Road?

Yes, you're welcome to do so.

Can Theatre Club group members exchange their tickets?

Yes. As long as at least six members of a Theatre Club change to another performance together as a group and the request to transfer tickets is made at least forty-eight hours prior to the original performance, the exchange is made free of charge.

Please note:

Terms and conditions apply if fewer than six members of a Theatre Club change their tickets to another performance in the season. Please refer to Terms & Conditions for details. Exchanges made within forty-eight hours of the original performance are at the sole discretion of Auckland Theatre Company and may be subject to handling fees.

Terms & Conditions

Can an ATC Snap A Seat ticket be exchanged?

No. If you cannot use the ticket issued to you, why not gift it to a friend so they can enjoy a night at the theatre, courtesy of your generosity?

If I book multiple ATC Snap A Seat tickets, will we sit together?

Auckland Theatre Company cannot guarantee that multiple tickets booked as part of one ATC Snap A Seat subscription will be seated together but we will take note of the request when your booking is being processed.

How can I ensure priority for my order?

All booking forms are processed in the order they are received during the subscriber-only preferential booking period. On 10 January 2019, we release all performances of all shows to public sale; however, subscription bookings are still given priority. The earlier we receive your booking form, the better, as far as seating availability is concerned. However, you can still book a Design You Own subscription until mid-2019 to take advantage of the same price savings and additional benefits.

What are preview performances?

Preview performances are the first performances of a season. They are likened to public dress rehearsals – and priced at a cheaper subscription rate.

What are premiere performances?

Premiere performances are in the first week of a season. We offer a special price for subscribers and public bookers for wanting to see the show in the first week!

What if I have friends who want to attend a show with me but are not subscribers themselves?

Talk to them about becoming subscribers too – then they can receive all the benefits that you do! Alternatively, you can book extra tickets for them at the time of subscribing to take advantage of the lower subscription prices and benefits. If you want to book for friends at a later date, you can ring Auckland Theatre Company on 09 309 3395 to buy extra tickets at the standard public prices. Auckland Theatre Company is also happy to exchange your existing subscription tickets to ensure you can all sit together.

How can I make a donation to Auckland Theatre Company?

There is a range of benefaction programmes available to support Auckland Theatre Company’s work. Charitable donations are fully tax deductible.