COVID-19 Information

Theatre and Offices are OPEN

In level 1, ASB Waterfront Theatre is open for scheduled events and performances. Our Balmoral office is also open for staff, rehearsals and visitors. Deliveries are accepted on Monday – Thursday, 9am – 5pm.

Hand sanitiser is readily available and contact tracing is in place through the Ministry of Health NZ COVID-19 app. Visitors are required to sign in. If you are unwell, please stay at home. 

Auckland Theatre Company Administration and Rehearsals

Phone. 09 309 0390

Email. atc@atc.co.nz

Website. www.atc.co.nz

Box office and Show Enquiries

Phone. 0800 ATC TIX (282 849) 9am – 4pm

Emailboxoffice@atc.co.nz

Website. www.asbwaterfronttheatre.co.nz

ASB Waterfront Theatre Event Enquiries

Email.events@atc.co.nz

A letter from Auckland Theatre Company

Kia ora,

The effects of COVID-19 and the restrictions on the size of public gatherings mean Auckland Theatre Company cannot perform as normal. Our plans have had to change dramatically.

The ASB season of The Miracle Worker and the MiNDFOOD season of The Master Builder are cancelled. The Haka Party Incident as well as the annual HERE & NOW Festival are postponed. We have decided to take the Company online for the next few months and create work with our artists for you to see in the digital space rather than the theatre. 

This follows previously advised cancellations of our Winding Up tour, that was due to play New Plymouth on 20 and 21 March and Tauranga 25 and 26 March, and our Q Theatre season of Black Lover, which was scheduled to play until 4 April.  

Although for the foreseeable future we cannot stage our work in the theatre for an audience, we are fully committed to the works, our artists, our audiences and the act of creating theatre.

The artists engaged for the ASB season of The Miracle Worker and the MiNDFOOD season of The Master Builder will be invited to create digital work that will keep our artists employed, our audiences engaged and the Company making theatre. We are excited by the tantalising prospect of what may be created for the web.  More on exactly what form that will take soon.

The Haka Party Incident, to which we remain completely committed, will be rescheduled to another time, either in 2020 or next year. We will also postpone our annual HERE & NOW Festival, which will either be rescheduled to a later date or take place in an online format in collaboration with our young theatre-makers.

Performing on the stage is the very essence of who we are, so you will appreciate this has been a heart-wrenching decision to make. But there is no question what is required right now is to act in a way that limits the spread of COVID-19, and so in that sense it has been a straightforward call.

In responding to this moment of challenge our focus has been to keep our people safe, to be a supportive employer and to preserve a strong company that remains a place where artists create theatre.

We are very conscious of the consequences for our employees. For people under contract, those contracts will be honoured and people will be paid. We are actively engaging with our workers, offering support services and doing what is possible to provide paid work.

You will appreciate the financial impact on ATC is unprecedented.  If you’re able, we hope you’ll consider making a donation.

During this challenging and unpredictable time, your support of Auckland Theatre Company and the work of the artists of the theatre community is especially meaningful.  

When the restrictions on public gatherings ease, we will be ready to return with gusto. In the meantime, see you online very soon.

Ngā mihi nui,

Jonathan Bielski                                   Colin McColl ONZM

Chief Executive Officer                          Artistic Director

 

Performance updates

Black Lover, ASB season of The Miracle Worker, MiNDFOOD season of The Master Builder

CANCELLED

The effects of COVID-19 and the restrictions on the size of public gatherings mean Auckland Theatre Company cannot perform as normal. Our plans have had to change dramatically.

Black Lover, the ASB season of The Miracle Worker, the MiNDFOOD season of The Master Builder and the Dentons Kensington Swan season of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark are cancelled. 

The safety of our audiences continues to be our greatest priority and for this reason, we feel we can no longer continue with these seasons.

We will be in contact with all ticket holders as soon as we can to arrange a transfer or refund. As you can imagine, our Box Office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we greatly appreciate your patience, support and understanding.

 

Watt

CANCELLED

Auckland Arts Festival has cancelled Watt as a direct result of the Government’s new border control measures requiring all arrivals into New Zealand to self-isolate for 14 days.

The performers and crew were due to arrive in New Zealand after midnight on Sunday when the border control measures took effect.

Dimanche

CANCELLED

Due to today’s announcement by the Ministry of Health that all public gatherings must be limited to 100 or less, Auckland Arts Festival have cancelled all remaining performances of Dimanche.  The safety of our audiences continues to be our greatest priority and for this reason we feel we can no longer keep our theatre doors open.

We ask that you please consider donating to support Auckland Arts Festival.  Cancelling Dimanche along with other shows has been a major blow for the Festival and artists. Those who wish to donate can email patrons@aaf.co.nz

If you purchased your tickets through ASB Waterfront Theatre we will be in contact within the next few days to arrange for a donation or refund. As you can imagine, our box office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we greatly appreciate your patience, support and understanding.
 
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact our box office by calling 0800 ATC TIX (828 849).

The Haka Party Incident and HERE & NOW Festival

POSTPONED

The effects of COVID-19 and the restrictions on the size of public gatherings mean Auckland Theatre Company cannot perform as normal. Our plans have had to change dramatically.

The Haka Party Incident and the HERE & NOW Festival are postponed. 

The safety of our audiences continues to be our greatest priority and for this reason, we feel we can no longer continue with these seasons at this time.

We will be in contact with all ticket holders as soon as we can with the new date for The Haka Party Incident. As you can imagine, our Box Office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we greatly appreciate your patience, support and understanding.

Winding Up tour

Tauranga Winding Up performances

Tauranga City Council has made the difficult decision to cancel all public performances at Baycourt Community Arts Centre effective from Wednesday 18 March until 31 March due to COVID-19.  This means that ATC’s Winding Up Tour performances in Tauranga will no longer be going ahead as planned on March 25 and 26.

For information on refunds for these performances please contact Ticketek on 0800 842 538 or ticketek.co.nz. 

 

New Plymouth Winding Up performances

Due to the ongoing global situation regarding COVID-19, the New Plymouth performances of Winding Up presented by TSB Showplace have now been cancelled. This means that ATC’s Winding Up Tour performances in New Plymouth will no longer be going ahead as planned on March 20 and 21. 

Ticketing Information

If you are purchasing a ticket.

All ATC show tickets can be exchanged to By The Way, Meet Vera Stark or Hedwig & the Angry Inch at no additional cost.  You can also opt to convert your ticket to a voucher for future use. These vouchers are valid until December 31 2021. If your performance has been cancelled you are also entitled to a refund. 

 

If you are a current ticketholder

If you purchased tickets for any cancelled ATC performances through ASB Waterfront Theatre, we have emailed you directly to see if you would prefer a transfer, to donate, gift or refund. As you can imagine, our box office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we greatly appreciate your patience, support and understanding.