A bar. A theatre. A community.
We are the home for Auckland’s most adventurous emerging artists.
We collaborate with an artistic mixtape of theatre makers, dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, comedians and everyone in between. We are a safe place to be experimental, brave and innovative. We provide an affordable independent venue for hire for local talent and fresh work. So whether you are looking to be entertained, discovered or inspired come to our place.
The Basement - Kicking Arts Since 2008
"The most exciting live theatre in the country " NZ Herald
If you are interested in putting on a show, please fill out this submission form.
Basement Submission Form 2014
If you have other questions, you might find the answers in our info pack here.
Basement Info Pack 2013
The Basement is a charitable trust:
The Basement Theatre Trustees
The Basement Theatre - Our History, Our Community
(download pdf here 11.6 mb)
The Basement Theatre - Strategic Plan 2012
(download pdf here 1.7mb)