Subscribe to Auckland Theatre Company 2017/18.

We are weeks away from announcing our 2019 season, stay tuned for more information!

Never miss a show + get great seats + unlimited free exchanges + money in the bank! + star treatment + special status + free souvenir programmes + special events and updates

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Read the ATC 2017/18 subscription brochure

Watch the ATC 2017/18 season trailer

Make it a package.

ATC Regular Subscription

Unavailable | Tailor your own subscription by purchasing tickets to four or more subscription plays during the year. Regular subscribers receive all the benefits of subscribing and can save up to 16% on the price of tickets sold to the general public.


ATC Snap A Seat

SOLD OUT. For just $220, you can become an Auckland Theatre Company subscriber and see all seven subscription plays in 2017/18. ATC Snap A Seat is for people who can attend at the drop of a hat. We'll choose a night for you and post your tickets to you two weeks before the show opens. ATC Snap A Seat is strictly limited to the first 200 subscribers who take advantage of the package and this offer must be snapped up before Sunday 15 October, 2017.

Bonus Shows

Round out your theatre-going year by adding one or more Bonus Shows, to see new work made by leading theatre-makers. Three works-in-development are presented during The Navigators festival-style weekend. Catch Still Life With Chickens by award-winning playwright David Mamea before it goes on tour to festivals in other parts of New Zealand. With strictly limited capacity for all Bonus Shows, ATC subscribers have the opportunity to book for these performances before they go on sale to the general public.

You can book bonus shows as an add-on when you subscribe.

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 2017/18 Season.

Bonus Show

The Navigators

By Kate Parker, Malia Johnston, and Katie Wolfe

6 October - 8 October, 2017

Show Details

Red Speedo

By Lucas Hnath

31 October - 15 November, 2017

Show Details

ASB season of

Under The Mountain

By Maurice Gee, adapted by Pip Hall

7 February - 21 February, 2018

Show Details


By George Orwell, a new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

9 March - 25 March, 2018

Show Details

Please note: tickets to 1984 as part of a Theatre Club or Season Pass subscription are A reserve tickets. If you select tickets in the Premium seating section, the total subscription price will include the price to upgrade your seats to Premium.

Bonus Show

Still Life With Chickens

By D.F. Mamea

8 March - 24 March, 2018

Show Details

Mrs Warren's Profession

By George Bernard Shaw

1 May - 16 May, 2018

Show Details

Kensington Swan season of

The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov

12 June - 26 June, 2018

Show Details

ASB season of

Filthy Business

By Ryan Craig

14 August - 29 August, 2018

Show Details

Giltrap Audi season of


By Stuart Hoar

18 September - 3 October, 2018

Show Details

What's in it for you?

Get the best seats

Subscribers have a priority booking period until 29 September 2017. That means you can select your preferred dates and reserve the best seats before anyone else can. You won't be left scrambling for seats when tickets go on sale to the general public.

Unlimited free exchanges*

We understand that your plans may change. With the exclusive subscriber benefit of being able to exchange your tickets, you can book, safe in the knowledge that you can swap your tickets to any other performance within the same season.**

*Does not apply to 'ATC Snap A Seat'

**Terms and conditions apply for exchanging tickets (see page 49 in the 2017/18 brochure)

Money in the bank

Subscribers save money on tickets! We offer a great range of subscription packages that could save you up to $184 off the public price.

Star treatment

Enjoy the personal service provided by Auckland Theatre Company's in-house box office. For your convenience, call the ticketing hotline for our exclusive subscriber service on 09 309 3395. Or in just a few easy steps, you can book your 2017/18 subscription online.

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Special status

We know that subscribers to Auckland Theatre Company are our keenest supporters. By subscribing for 2017/18, you will be playing an important role in growing professional theatre. If you're proud of Auckland's cultural achievements, taking out a subscription to Auckland Theatre Company is one of the best ways to ensure the future of high-quality theatre in Auckland.

Free souvenir programmes

Subscribers will receive a free programme (one between two people) for each show attended. Also, you can have the programme emailed to you to read in advance of the show.

Special events and updates

As a subscriber, you will be invited to join us for a range of special subscriber events where you can meet the stars and find out about shows. There are also regular subscriber updates and emails with up-to-the-minute news.

Dive right in.

Backstage Story

Meet the play's cast and creative team to find out how they are approaching the show. Presented at ATC Studios, 487 Dominion Road.

More about Backstage Story

Red Speedo

Monday 16 Oct, 6:30pm

ASB season of Under The Mountain

Tuesday 30 Jan, 6:30pm

Mrs Warren's Profession

Monday 16 April, 6:30pm

Kensington Swan season of The Cherry Orchard

Monday 28 May, 6:30pm

ASB season of Filthy Business

Monday 30 Jul, 6:30pm

Giltrap Audi season of Rendered

Monday 3 Sep, 6:30pm

Still Life With Chickens

Monday 26 Feb, 6:30pm


Come along and mingle with like-minded theatregoers and gain a deeper understanding of the context of the play at EAT/TALK/PLAY. These events include a seat at our pre-show talk in the Villa Maria Gallery 75 minutes prior to the performance, as well as a show programme and afternoon tea with coffee, tea and a glass of wine. To complete the experience, why not book for lunch at Halsey St Kitchen prior?

More about Eat/Talk/Play.

Red Speedo

Sun 12 Nov

ASB season of Under The Mountain

Sun 18 Feb


Sun 18 Mar

Mrs Warren's Profession

Sun 13 May

Kensington Swan season of The Cherry Orchard

Sun 24 Jun

ASB season of Filthy Business

Sun 26 Aug

Giltrap Audi season of Rendered

Sun 30 Sep

Think of others.

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

Give the experience of theatre! A ticket to the theatre is the gift of a great night out. Auckland Theatre Company gift vouchers are perfect for Christmas, birthdays or other special occasions, and can be purchased at any time throughout the year. Purchase gift vouchers as part of your subscription to take advantage of exclusive subscriber prices.

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

All shows voucher

Drama & Comedy 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 $57 per ticket when you subscribe in advance. Also, you can have first pick of the best available seats in the house for plays in 2017/18 as tickets for subscription plays don't go on sale to the general public until Monday 2 October 2017. 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:

  • Online: When you book online you can select your own seats
  • 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 an ATC 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 ATC Theatre Club group members exchange their tickets?

Yes. As long as at least six members of an ATC 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 an ATC 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?

To ensure you secure the best seats that are available, we recommend booking online. Online bookings receive priority and present the best opportunity to select the seats you want. All other booking forms are processed in the order they are received during the subscriber-only preferential booking period. On Monday 2 October, 2017, 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 Regular subscription until mid-2018 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.