Where are we?
You'll find Aotea Square on Queen Street adjacent to the historical Auckland Town Hall (301 – 317 Queen Street) and Aotea Centre.
Tickets and seating
Most events in Aotea Square are free, so you don’t need to buy tickets. For ticketed shows like those in the Auckland Arts Festival Spiegeltent, or the Ice Rink, a temporary box office is usually set up in the square for you to book and/or collect tickets.
Seating depends on the event, but is usually on deckchairs and other outdoor furniture.
During the Auckland Arts Festival, the Spiegeltent sets up in Aotea Square for shows. You can book tickets for these through our event pages.
Parking and Transport
The Civic Car Park is a short walk from Aotea Centre, making it a great option for shows here. It is important however, to remember that sometimes all our venues are filled with events. Make sure you have a backup plan - or book a space in advance.
Pre-paid Parking at the Civic Car Park
A limited number of pre-paid parking spaces are available on Level 2 of the Civic Car Park, which is beneath Aotea Square. Entry is via Greys Avenue only.
You can only purchase a pre-paid parking voucher at the time you purchase your event tickets. You can also add a pre-paid car park voucher to an existing ticket order by calling the Ticketmaster Call Centre on 0800 111 999 or by visiting the Aotea Centre Box Office.
Pre-paid parking is available from 6.00pm only.
The Civic car park has 20 mobility spaces available. Take your mobility card and entry ticket to a pay machine and press the help button for instructions. More information available on Auckland Transport's website.
Visit Auckland Transport or download the AT app to see what public transport options are available.
For city centre venues, the best spot to meet a taxi is the Bledisloe Street car park at 24 Wellesley Street West.
Food and Drink
There are several cafes around Aotea Square, including our own BOX Café and Bar on the terrace of Aotea Centre. BOX is open daily, serving Caffe L’Affare coffee, tea, and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold drinks, as well as tasty café food from the cabinet, and gourmet pizzas.
Many other eateries are just a short walk away. During events like ‘Summer in the Square’, food trucks set up shop in the square serving tasty street food.
Aotea Square is a large outdoor space. As such it is easy to access for wheelchairs, however does not have a hearing aid loop.
Aotea Square is rated Silver for accessibility by Be Accessible.
Hiring Aotea Square
If you're a promoter interested in bringing a show to Aotea Square, please see the booking information on our contact page.
For ticketing enquiries, please call Ticketmaster on 09 970 9700 (Auckland), 0800 111 999 (rest of NZ), or call 09 9709745 for group bookings. If you need wheelchair seating or have specific access requirements, call 09 970 9711 (please note this is not a general sales line).