Food and Drink

Whether you are attending an event in the city or over on the shore, there are many delicious food and drink options within a quick walking distance of our venues. We also offer in-house options for added convenience.

Unfortunately you can’t take glasses, glass bottles, or hot drinks, into the auditorium for shows due to health and safety regulations. If you wish to take a cold drink to enjoy at your seat, bar staff will happily provide a plastic cup for you.

City Centre Venues

You can enjoy a pre-show drink in the theatre bars at The Civic, Aotea Centre, Herald Theatre, and Auckland Town Hall. For something a bit more substantial, visit BOX Café and Bar on the terrace of Aotea Centre, or Stark’s Café at The Civic.

BOX offers special show-themed cocktails, as well as a selection of wines and beers, Caffe L’Affare coffee, tea and non-alcoholic cold drinks. If you’re headed to Aotea Centre for a matinee or meeting, you can also enjoy cabinet food or a gourmet pizza. There’s also a Happy Hour from 4.30-6pm daily, as well as live music every Friday with The Balcony.

Stark’s Café’s offers special show-themed cocktails, as well as Caffe L’Affare coffee, tea and cold drinks. If you’re seeing a matinee at The Civic, you can also enjoy cabinet food like filled baguettes, croissants and bagels. It’s a great place to visit for a daytime or showtime treat.

When special events such as Summer in the Square are running, you can also take advantage of food trucks in Aotea Square selling tasty street food and drinks.

North Shore Venues (Bruce Mason Centre)

Bruce Mason Centre is right at the heart of Takapuna’s dining district. There are plenty of options close by for a delicious pre-show meal. You can also enjoy a drink and snack at our Theatre Bar, a great reason to get here a little early for your show!