ASB Waterfront Theatre

The ASB Waterfront Theatre complex is made up of a ground floor, Level 1, hosting the main foyer and bar in the AUT Atrium which spills out into a courtyard, a 60-seat café and box office. Rising up the grand staircase the 668-seat auditorium is accessed on Levels 2 and 3. The building crowned by the Villa Maria Gallery, a VIP function room with outdoor balcony located adjacent to the Circle on Level 3.

With state-of-the-art in house staging and production facilities, the ASB Waterfront Theatre is the home of Auckland Theatre Company and the premier new venue for the spoken word, dance, corporate and cultural events. The ASB Waterfront Theatre sits on the corner of Halsey and Madden Streets in the Wynyard Quarter of the Auckland Waterfront. Sited next door to the headquarters of naming rights sponsor ASB and opposite a soon to be completed six-star Park Hyatt Hotel, the ASB Waterfront Theatre is the major cultural destination of the fast-growing innovation precinct.

The Wynyard Quarter is land reclaimed from the Waitemata Harbour in the 1920’s used for the marine industry and petro-chemical storage, the “Tank Farm”. Today it is rapidly being reconstructed as part of a new vision for the City’s waterfront with a mix of upscale residential, commercial, tourism and marine industries.

The ASB Waterfront Theatre has been built with funds raised from an alliance of Auckland business, government and personal donations from across the community. Principal funders include Auckland Council, Creative New Zealand, AUT University and Foundation North together with corporate support from naming rights sponsor ASB and long-term supporter of ATC Villa Maria Wines.

Designed by eminent New Zealand architect Gordon Moller ONZM, this major cultural infrastructure project has created a stunning home for ATC and a new theatre for the performing arts and events industries.


Location and contact information

ASB Waterfront Theatre
138 Halsey Street
Wynyard Quarter
Auckland CBD
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Tracey Rowe
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Phone: 09 3090390
Mobile: 021 295 0915
Fax: 09 309 0391

Capacity Information

  • Theatre
  • Conference/Meeting
  • Auditorium

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