Aotea Square

291-297 Queen Street, Auckland

09 309 2677

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Visitor Information

As a public outdoor space, Aotea Square is open all day, all year round. 

For events such as the Auckland Arts Festival, a box office is available in the Square for shows — opening hours vary depending onteh event.

Practical info

Where are we?

You'll find Aotea Square on Queen Street adjacent to the historic Auckland Town Hall (301 – 317 Queen Street) and the 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's 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, beanbags and other outdoor furniture.


Parking and transport

The Civic Car Park is a short walk from Aotea Square, making it a great option for parking. It is important, however, to remember that sometimes all our venues are filled with events. Make sure you have a backup parking plan — or book a space in advance or use public transport.

Visit our Parking and Transport page for more information.

Eating and drinking

There are several cafes around Aotea Square, including our own container pop-up Container in the Square Cafe and The Terrace Cafe. The Terrace Cafe is open Monday to Friday, 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 Auckland Live Summer in the Square, food trucks often set up shop in the Square serving tasty street food.

Visit our Eating and Drinking page for more information.


Aotea Square is a large outdoor space. As such it is easy to access for wheelchairs, however does not have a hearing aid loop.

Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

Aotea Square is rated Silver for accessibility by Be Accessible.



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