Coming of Age
Auckland is growing, both in size and ambition. Having reached
1.5 million residents, and with the aspiration of becoming the
world's most liveable city, Auckland is a city that is coming of
age and ready to be taken seriously.
To compete with the world's leading cities, Auckland needs a
vibrant, diverse, stimulating cultural soul, and the infrastructure
to house it.
A New Theatre for A New Age
The Coming of Age campaign has been launched to build a new
theatre in the Wynyard Quarter - Auckland's exciting new business
and entertainment district. The redevelopment of the quarter has
breathed new life into this historic area and opened up a new side
of Auckland for its residents and visitors.
The new theatre will add an extra dimension to the waterfront and
substantially contribute to the 'after five economy'. Aucklanders
and visitors will be able to enjoy dinner, a show, a stroll along
the waterfront and much more, all within easy reach of the CBD.
A Complement to Other Performing Arts Venues
Auckland lacks the diversity of venues needed to become a
leading creative and cultural hub. The new waterfront theatre will
provide a state-of-the art 600-seat space for theatre and dance. It
will complement Q on Queen Street, which provides a smaller,
flexible theatre space, and THE EDGE® which provides a host of
venues for concerts and theatre. Along with the newly-renovated
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland can truly become a city proud of its
For All New Zealanders
As well as being a fantastic asset for Auckland, the benefits of
the theatre will also be experienced by New Zealand as a whole. A
better arts infrastructure in Auckland will attract more
international talent and provide a venue for touring national