About Us

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 eclectic, exciting cultural venue in town" - Metro

If you are interested in putting on a show, please fill out this submission form.

Basement Submission Form 2016

If you have other questions, you might find the answers in our info pack here.

Info Pack 2016

The Basement is a charitable trust:
The Basement Theatre Trustees
Michele Hine
Josh McBride
Matt Kenealy
Rashmi Raman

About The Basement Theatre - Our Story, Who We Are, By The Numbers & In The Media (download pdf here  4.3 mb)

The Basement Theatre - Strategic Plan 2014-2017
(download pdf here  488 kb)