Our Patrons

The ATC Patrons Group is led by Co-Chairs: Lady Dayle Mace MNZM & Hon Justice Anne Hinton QC.

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-school programmes, and much needed production items.

Members are invited to participate in a number of events each year such as working rehearsals, meet & greets with creatives, and performance hostings, and are kept informed of the activities and development of the Company.

ATC Patrons 2022

Margot & Alastair Acland 
Margaret Anderson 
John Barnett CNZM 
Anne Batley Burton & Richard Burton 
Betsy & Michael Benjamin 
Louise & Mark Binns 
Patrick Bourke 
Barbie & Paul Cook 
Mary-Ann & Roger Dickie 
Nicole & Guy Domett 
Kim & Annette Ellis 
Jan & Trevor Farmer 
Virginia & Stephen Fisher 
Antonia Fisher & Stuart Grieve 
Ruth Foreman & Rob Nicholson 
The Friedlander Foundation
Andrew Gelonese & Michael Moore 
Anna Gibbons & Brian Gaynor 
Dame Jenny Gibbs DNZM
Stephanie & Michael Gowan 
Joséphine & Ross Green 
Sue Haigh 
Alister Hartstonge & Roy Knill 
Anne & Peter Hinton 
Dame Rosie Horton DNZM & Michael Horton CNZM 
Julie & Rod Inglis  
Sally Jackson 
Heather & Len Jury 
Anita Killeen & Simon Vannini 
Paulette & Ross Laidlaw 
Chris Lambert & Philippa Smith Lambert 
Margot & Paul Leigh 
Sir Chris Mace KNZM & Lady Dayle Mace MNZM 
Peter Macky  
Stella McDonald  
Pip Muir & Kit Toogood QC 
Christine Nolan & Derek Nolan QC
Prue Olde 
Matthew Olde & Jacqui Cormack 
Heather Pascual 
Barby Pensabene 
Dame Judith Potter 
Robyn & Malcolm Reynolds 
Fran & Geoff Ricketts 
Lady Philippa Tait 
Julie & Russell Tills 
Kerrin & Noel Vautier 
Susan & Gavin Walker
Carol Weaver & Greg Blanchard 
Lynne Webber & Priscilla McGirr 
Ian Webster 
Dona & Gavin White 
Fran Wyborn 
Annemarie Yannaghas & Andy Morris 

ATC Patron Donations at Work

The ATC Patrons Group are keen supporters of work that happens behind the scenes and on stage. You can find some of the previous projects supported by the generosity of the Patrons here.


Hitchcock's North by Northwest

In 2021, ATC Patrons supported the collaboration with Melbourne Theatre Co to bring this gripping, suspenseful and visually stunning play to our shores. This is an unmissable theatrical event that brilliantly transposes Hitchcock’s famous film to the ASB Waterfront Theatre in October 2022.


New Commission: The Made by Emily Perkins

Kiwi playwright Emily Perkins was commissioned to write this thought-provoking new play by ATC with the support of the Patrons Group. The Made will premiere in late 2022.

30 Years of Auckland Theatre Company

The ATC Patrons have commissioned the publication of an anniversary book to celebrate 30 years of theatre in Auckland. Our history will be bound in paper for the enjoyment and memory of our supporters in 2023.


New Commission: Things That Matter

Gary Henderson's adaptation of Things That Matter from the memoir by Dr David Galler was supported by the ATC Patrons. A deeply moving and relevant story, it was planned to premiere in August 2021. 


Artistic Residencies

The Patrons Group have committed to the development of the arts sector by funding various artist residencies to be announced in 2022. This will support many experienced practitioners to hone their craft alongside senior mentors and ATC's annual season.

Become an ATC Patron

Patrons donate $2,000+ annually and are invited to a programme of annual events and initiatives. 

Please contact Development Coordinator, Natalya Mandich-Dohnt at [email protected] for more information or if you wish to join the ATC Patrons Group.