Subscribe to Auckland Theatre Company 2020

ATC 2020 subscriptions are no longer available. If you would like to be notified about our upcoming shows and the 2021 season, sign up to our mailing list.

2020 Season Brochure

2020 Season Trailer

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 free exchanges.

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


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 the price of Standard A Reserve tickets

Unlimited exchanges


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

Save over 25% on the price of Standard A Reserve tickets

Fully flexible, unlimited free exchanges


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.


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 2020 Season

Winding Up

By Roger Hall | 11 Feb - 8 Mar

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Black Lover

By Stanley Makuwe | 6 Mar - 4 Apr

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The Miracle Worker

By William Gibson | 7 - 23 May

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The Master Builder

By Henrik Ibsen. A new version by Colin McColl | 11 - 28 Jun

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The Haka Party Incident

By Katie Wolfe | 28 Jul - 15 Aug

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By The Way, Meet Vera Stark

By Lynn Nottage | 8 - 27 Sept

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Hedwig & the Angry Inch

Music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. Book by John Cameron Mitchell | 10 - 29 Nov

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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.


How do I subscribe?


Call our subscriber hotline 09 309 3395. Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

In person

Box Office,
ASB Waterfront Theatre
138 Halsey Street,
Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.


Received a brochure? Simply fill in the booking form and post it back. You can pickup a brochure from our Box Office.


To ensure you secure the best seats that are available, we recommend booking online. Online bookings receive priority. All other booking forms are processed in the order they are received. 


Why become a subscriber?

Save Money

Save up to $184 on 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.


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.

Never Miss a Show

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

Best Seats

Bookings are exclusively for subscribers only until 9 January 2020.** Secure the best seats in the house.

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.

Free Glass of Bubbles

Subscribers receive a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival when booking for pre-show dining at Halsey St Kitchen.****

Star Treatment

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

Friends & Family Benefits

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

Special Offer

Subscribers receive a special 10% discount for Auckland Arts Festival’s three 2020 shows at ASB Waterfront Theatre — Barry McGovern in Watt by Samuel Beckett, Dimanche, and Cold Blood.***

* Does not apply to ‘Snap A Seat’. ** Except Winding Up and Black Lover which will go on sale to the public sooner — seats will be held for subscribers. *** AAF discount for ATC subscribers applies for A&B Reserve Adult tickets only until 9 January and is subject  to availability. **** Show your theatre ticket on arrival at Halsey St Kitchen to redeem.***** Additional tickets must be booked at the same time as booking your subscription.

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 place in the rehearsal room at these behind-the-scenes talks with the director, designers, and cast of each show. Presented at ATC Studios, 487 Dominion Road, Balmoral. Free event.


Join us before the performance to hear from a guest speaker and gain a deeper understanding of the context of the play you are about to see. Enjoy a drink and snack in the comfortable surroundings of the Villa Maria Gallery.* A booking to this event is essential. Cost is $20.

Play Readings

We hold occasional public play readings where you can hear new scripts in development being read by a professional cast. 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 do! Buy additional tickets when booking your subscription to receive subscription prices for friends and family.

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 a personal message from you included. All gift voucher requests received before Monday 09 December 2020 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. For non-subscription gift vouchers, please follow the link below.

Gift Vouchers


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 $184 when you subscribe in advance. Also, you can have first pick of the best available seats in the house for shows in the 2020 season as tickets for subscription plays don't go on individual sale until 9 January 2020. Remember, you can change the date you see a show if the performance for which you originally booked no longer suits.*

*Does not apply to Snap a Seat.

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 9 January 2020, 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-2020 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.