ATC Patrons are led by Co-Chairs: Lady Dayle Mace MNZM & Hon Justice Anne Hinton QC.
ATC Patrons contribute a minimum of $2,000 annually which goes towards a wide range of Company projects. Over the years ATC Patrons have contributed to the commissioning of new plays, paid internships, in schools programmes, and much needed production items.
Members are invited to participate in a number of events each year such as working rehearsals, meet & greets of cast and directors, and performance hosting's, and are kept informed of the activities and development of the Company.
ATC Patrons Donations at work
Your donations help Auckland Theatre Company deliver a range of activities to Auckland communities and the performing arts sector.
ATC Patrons Playwright Award.
Kiwi playwright Eli Kent received the ATC Patrons Playwright Award in 2015. This grant allowed Eli to write his adaptation of Ibsen's classic poem, Peer Gynt.
[PEER GYNT [RECYCLED] by Eli Kent features in the ATC 2016-2017 subscription season presented in collaboration with the Auckland Arts Festival.
The ATC Patrons group have commissioned many exciting new works, including Briar Grace-Smith's PANIORA! with Okareka Dance Company in 2014.
Mythmakers Touring Theatre
A specially produced theatre programme, MYTHMAKERS, comprises of works bringing the legends of Aotearoa, the Pacific, and the world to life in a celebration of the power of storytelling. Toured to Auckland primary and intermediate schools, Auckland Theatre Company will present a minimum of 20 discounted performances in this programme each year, attended by 8,000 students from across the Auckland region. Several schools with a decile rating of 1 or 2 are offered free performances,and for many young children this is their first time experiencing the magic of live theatre
A gift to Auckland Theatre Company is a gift that makes a difference and lives on in memory. If you are considering making a bequest, we encourage you to discuss this with us to ensure your gift can be used in the way you intend. Please contact Development Coordinator Natalya Mandich-Dohnt at [email protected]
Heartfelt thanks to our 2021 Supporters
The support of our Patrons and Supporting Acts donors contributes to the lifeblood of Auckland Theatre Company: the staging of seasonal productions, facilitating community programmes, fostering the potential of young performers and youth audiences, and developing the skills of established theatre practitioners.