About Us

The Basement is Auckland’s culture-defining powerhouse - home to an artistic mixtape of theatre makers, dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, comedians and everyone in between. We proudly showcase the best new voices and fresh perspectives, with world premieres making up over half of our programme. So come watch sweat drip and spit fly as some of the brightest new talent earn their chops at our place. You can’t download theatre - come get something live.

The Basement - Kicking Arts Since 2008

"The Beating Heart of Auckland Theatre " - Metro Magazine 2014

Summer and Fringe 2017 Season Brochure

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


Basement Winter Submission Form 2017

Cabaret Season Submission Form 2017

If you have other questions, you might find the answers in our Artist Handbook here.

Artist Handbook

The Basement is a charitable trust:
The Basement Theatre Trustees
Michele Hine
Josh McBride
Matt Kenealy
Katie Prescott

About The Basement Theatre - Our Story, Who We Are, By The Numbers & In The Media (download pdf here  3.6 mb)

The Basement Theatre - Strategic Plan 2016-2018
(download pdf here  2.7 mb)