Amongst the many captivating things to do in Auckland, which you sometime may miss, is to witness spellbinding opera and thought-provoking theatre! These are some of the best venues for such performances.
Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre
Home of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and NZ Opera, the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre at the Aotea Centre is a premier opera and performance venue in Auckland; city hotel options can be found within easy reach of this theatre which has also hosted comedy and concerts be it by soprano Anna Netrebko or musician Ed Sheeran!
A truly unique venue, The Civic features distinctive interiors and is one of the world’s last remaining atmospheric theatres. Easy to reach on foot from properties like Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences, the venue has a unique star-studded sky effect and hosts musicals, theatre, concerts, film screenings and more.
New Zealand’s contemporary theatre scene can be enjoyed at the Silo Theatre, that’s amongst the popular performance venues in Auckland. The annual theatre season features diverse works that are interlinked with local culture as well as put the focus on tough subject matters as seen in the restaging of the play, “Every Brilliant Thing”.
A venue which showcases edgy performances, the Basement Theatre is also known to support and encourage the city’s performing arts industry. It hosts everything from theatre and music to dance and comedy and features some of the best new talents amidst a laidback and fun setting which includes a popular bar!