Visitor Information

Bruce Mason Centre Box Office is open 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, and 2 hours before performances.

Practical info

Where are we?

You'll find Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore. The centre is on the Promenade, on the corner of Hurstmere Road.

Tickets and seating

Our Box Office is located on the right as you come into the building. It’s open for you to buy tickets Monday to Friday, from 9.00am – 5:00pm. It also opens two hours before all performances, for you to collect your tickets.

You can book tickets in three ways:

  • in person at the Box Office
  • online through our event pages
  • over the phone with Ticketmaster on 09 970 9700 or 0800 111 999

The Bruce Mason Centre is a 1119-seat theatre. Take a 3D tour of the theatre.

Parking and Transport

There are many parking options throughout Takapuna. Alternatively, visit Auckland Transport to find out about public transport out to Takapuna.

Food and drink at 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!

Please note you can’t take glasses, glass bottles, or hot drinks, into the auditorium for shows. This is because of health and safety concerns. If you want to take a cold drink in to enjoy at your seat, a plastic cup can be provided.


There are six mobility car park spaces next to the Bruce Mason in the Killarney Street car park. There are dedicated mobility seats in the theatre and a lift to access all levels. Companion seats are available for those booking wheelchair spaces and guide dogs are welcome at our venues. For every show, visually impaired patrons can call Ticketmaster on 09 970 9745 any time before 5pm on the day of the show and they will make sure the front of house team is aware of your needs. 

Some of our shows offer signed and audio described performances, so that deaf, blind and partially sighted people can enjoy a great night out at the theatre.

We also have a hearing aid loop. Contact Ticketmaster on 09 970 9700 for advice on the best seats to use it in. To connect to the hearing loop, switch your hearing aids to ‘tele’.



Hiring Bruce Mason Centre

If you're a promoter interested in bringing a show to Auckland Live, please visit our Hiring Our Venues page for more information.

If you would like to hire a room or area of Bruce Mason Centre for a meeting, party or conference, please visit the Auckland Conventions website.

About the Venue

Located in Takapuna, a stone's throw away from the beach and with stunning views of Rangitoto, The Bruce Mason Centre is a short drive from Auckland's CBD and located in the heart of Takapuna's dining district.

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Bruce Mason Centre is named after one of New Zealand’s greatest playwrights Bruce Mason. Bruce was best known for a classic Kiwi play called ‘The End of the Golden Weather’. You can see memorabilia from his life on site, including his desk and typewriter. The Governor General at the time, Sir Michael Hardie Boys GNZM, GCMC, officially opened the Centre in 1996.

The Centre has a lead role in arts and entertainment on the North Shore. It won the Medium Venue of the Year award at the EVANZ Awards 2015, and hosts all kinds of shows. From family entertainment, to dance, to music, to comedy, (it’s one of the hubs for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival) Bruce Mason Centre offers something for everyone.

The 1119 seat theatre has hosted all kinds of shows, from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, to Foster and Allen, to comedians Noel Fielding and Nick Offerman, along with ballet, dance and family entertainment. The Theatre can be transformed into an elegant flat floor space for up to 450 guests.

A busy venue for the North Shore, there is a large variety of artists touring through as well as annual programs from key local community groups. Auckland Live presents monthly morning classical music concerts- Morning Melodies, key families events including Pick n Mix and much more.

Bruce Mason Centre is rated Silver for accessibility by Be.Accessible.

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Hold your event at Bruce Mason Centre

The Bruce Mason Centre can cater for numerous events ranging from small board meetings to large corporate conferences, trade shows, expos, or cocktail evenings.

Interested in booking the Bruce Mason Centre for your event?

Please call 09 309 2677 to talk to us and discuss your requirements.

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