Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre

Access to the Herald Theatre has changed a little after the refurbishment to the Aotea Centre. Before the show we invite you to spend time in the Level 2 foyer of the Aotea Centre, where you will then be guided by staff to the Herald. 


Herald Theatre is Auckland Live’s home for cutting-edge new performance and drama. This is the place to come to see exciting new works. Everything from new theatre by top local and international playwrights, to international micro circuses, to local dance have all graced the Herald stage. It also plays host to some of the more theatrical shows at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

The theatre itself is our most intimate, with 186 seats. It also has its own theatre bar. The large foyer space spills outdoors to a courtyard area, and the walls of the foyer feature a stunning mural by Jeena Shin, installed in early 2014. 

You’ll find Herald Theatre at the northern end of the Aotea Centre.

Access to Herald Theatre