Visitor Information

Opening hours:

The Bruce Mason Centre & Box Office is open Tuesdays 10 am to 4 pm each week and 90-minutes before a performance.  


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Practical info

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

The Bruce Mason Centre Box Office is open:
Every Tuesday, 10 am to 4 pm
90-minutes before showtime.

The Bruce Mason Centre is a 1,119 seat theatre. Download the seating map, or take a 3D tour of the theatre.

There are many parking options throughout Takapuna in close proximity to the Bruce Mason Centre, with the closest park being 2 Killarney St which is adjacent to the Bruce Mason Centre. Visit Auckland Transport’s Parking in Auckland webpage for information on locations, rates and closing times.

If you need to exchange your notes for coins, or need any help using Pay and Display machines, please see any staff member at the Bruce Mason Centre who will happily assist you.

Visit our Parking and Transport page for more information.

The Bruce Mason Centre is 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 arrive early to the show!

Visit our Eating and Drinking page for more information.

Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in this venue are prohibited.

Reduced Mobility

There are dedicated mobility seats in the theatre and a lift to access all levels.

To book wheelchair seats in any of our venues please contact Ticketmaster on 09 970 9711
Please note this is not a general sales line.  Be sure to specifically request wheelchair seats.

Companion seats are available for those booking wheelchair spaces and guide dogs are welcome at our venues.

There are six mobility car park spaces next to the Bruce Mason in the Killarney Street Car Park.

Visual impaired

For every show, visually impaired patrons can call Ticketmaster at 09 970 9745 any time before 5 pm on the day of the show ,and they will make sure the front of house team is aware of your needs in advance. 

Deaf or hard of hearing

We have a hearing aid loop available for all shows. Contact Ticketmaster on 09 970 9700 for advice on the best seats and to book.

To connect to the hearing loop, switch your hearing aids to ‘tele’.

Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

The Bruce Mason Centre is rated Gold by Be. Accessible

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About the Venue

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

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About the Bruce Mason Centre

The Bruce Mason Centre is named after one of New Zealand’s greatest playwrights, Bruce Mason. Best known for his classic New Zealand theatre plays including The Pohutakawa Tree, and The End of the Golden Weather, Bruce Mason’s creativity, his love of Aotearoa New Zealand and his gifts to the performing arts live on at the North Shore landmark.

The Bruce Mason Centre was officially opened by then Governor-General Sir Michael Hardie Boys GNZM, GCMC in 1996.

The Centre plays a leading role in arts and entertainment on the North Shore. Winner of the Medium Venue of the Year award at the 2015 EVANZ Awards, it hosts an enormous variety of shows and events. From family entertainment, to dance, to music, to comedy, (it’s one of the hubs for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival) the Bruce Mason Centre offers something for everyone.

The 1119 seat theatre can also be transformed into an elegant flat floor space for events hosting up to 450 guests.

A busy venue for the North Shore, the Centre hosts a  variety of touring events as well as artists and annual programmes by key local community groups. Auckland Live presents the monthly morning classical music concerts Morning Melodies there, as well as popular families events including Pick & Mix and much more.


The Bruce Mason Centre is rated Gold for accessibility by Be.Accessible.

Hold your event at the Bruce Mason Centre

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

Interested in booking the Bruce Mason Centre for your event? Hire our venue, or call 09 309 2677 to talk to us and discuss your requirements.

Takapuna is a fantastic destination to see great shows and enjoy pre- and post-show experiences – from heading to one of the many restaurants and bars to grabbing fish and chips to enjoy on the beach. For more information, visit


Hire this Venue

Bruce Mason Centre

The Bruce Mason Centre opened on 6 August 1996 and is Auckland’s only mid-sized theatre.  The Bruce Mason Centre is located in Takapuna, in the heart of Auckland's North Shore.

The Bruce Mason Centre is a versatile venue that seats up to 1100 across two levels.  It is regularly used for a wide range of events and regularly hosts local and international touring musicals, concerts, recitals, comedy, dance, community events and children’s theatre. It is also very popular as a venue for corporate events, weddings and exhibitions.

Bruce Mason Centre information:

Download the Bruce Mason Centre seating map here

Venue Hiring Costs

Venue hire fees and associated service costs and/or rental inclusions vary depending on the venue and the type of production/show. Please contact us with a brief description of your event for pricing information.

The Bruce Mason Centre has community hire rates available should your organisation have non-for-profit status.

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Email us at and one of our experienced team members will be in contact with you to discuss the Bruce Mason Centre, provide full specifications, pricing and any other information you will need to know in order to hire this venue.