Q Theatre is Auckland’s home of independent performing arts.
Q Theatre is theatre facility in Auckland’s Queen Street and includes Rangitira – a 450 seat flexible format space, the Loft – a 120 seat flat floor space overlooking Queen Street, rehearsal space and large entry lobby with a bar and cafe.
Rangitira, the main auditorium, and its associated load in and back of house facilities occupy a new purpose built building while the public entry, cafe and bar and the Loft performance space occupy a strengthened and reworked 1920’s ‘No Deposit Piano Building”.
The theatre grew from the desire for the Auckland theatre community to have a variable format performance space in which theatre companies might present innovative and adventurous theatre. Q is run by a trust formed of theatre practioners and patrons and was constructed in 2009-2010, on time and budget, and with the support of Auckland City Council, the ASB Trust and Lotteries Commission and private donors.