You'll find Aotea Square on Queen Street adjacent to the historical Auckland Town Hall (301 – 317 Queen Street) and the Aotea Centre.
Most events in Aotea Square are free, so you don’t need to buy tickets. For ticketed shows like those in the Spiegeltent at Auckland Arts Festival 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.
The Civic car park is a short walk from Aotea Square, making it a great option. 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.
Visit our Parking and Transport page for more information.
There are several cafes around Aotea Square, including our own container pop-up BOX in the Square and BOX Café and Bar on the terrace of the Aotea Centre. BOX Café and Bar 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.
Visit our Eating and Drinking page for more information.
If you're a promoter interested in bringing a show to Auckland Live please visit our Hiring Our Venues page for more information.
Auckland Live Café
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For all public transport and carparking information, please visit Auckland Transport.