Visitor Information

Opening hours:

The Bruce Mason Centre Box Office is open: 
On Tuesdays from 10am to 4pm each week
90-minutes before showtime 

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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, 10am to 4pm
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 is prohibited.

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 at 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. 

We have a hearing aid loop available for all shows. 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’.

Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

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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 the Bruce Mason Centre for a meeting, party or conference please visit the Auckland Conventions website.

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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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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, the Bruce Mason’s creativity, his love of Aotearoa New Zealand, and his gifts to the performing arts live on  in 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 lead role in arts and entertainment on the North Shore. Winner of the Medium Venue of the Year award at the EVANZ Awards 2015, 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 BMC hosts a  variety of touring and events as well artists as well as annual programmess from key local community groups. Auckland Live presents the monthly morning classical music concerts — Morning Melodies there, as well as key families events including Pick & Mix and much more.


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

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? Hire our venue, or call 09 309 2677 to talk to us and discuss your requirements.

Takapuna is a fantastic destination to experience 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