Visitor Information

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

The Digital Stage is open every day.*

* Hours of operation vary according to weather conditions and other relevant factors. 

Practical info

Where are we?

The Digital Stage is located in Aotea Square. You'll find Aotea Square on Queen Street adjacent to the historical Auckland Town Hall (301 – 317 Queen Street) and Aotea Centre.

Parking and Transport

The Civic Car Park is a short walk from Aotea Centre, making it a great option for shows here. 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.

Mobility parking

The Civic car park has 20 mobility spaces available. Take your mobility card and entry ticket to a pay machine and press the help button for instructions. More information available on Auckland Transport's website

Public transport

Visit Auckland Transport or download the AT app to see what public transport options are available.


For city centre venues, the best spot to meet a taxi is the Bledisloe Street car park at 24 Wellesley Street West. 

Food and Drink

There are several cafes around Aotea Square, including our own BOX Café and Bar. BOX 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.


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

About the Venue

The Auckland Live Digital Stage is the city’s newest outdoor platform for showcasing local and international live arts and entertainment on a larger-than-life big-screen.

Screening every day*, the Digital Stage’s curated programme of short films and video content offers a view into the worlds of dance, music, visual arts, theatre, and film and literature, with stories and profiles of arts companies, artists, and new and existing works from New Zealand and around the world. 

Inspirational, entertaining, educational and informative, the Digital Stage champions the arts while providing a vibrant, all-ages backdrop for anyone relaxing in or passing through Aotea Square.

* Hours of operation vary according to weather conditions and other relevant factors. 


More information about the Auckland Live Digital Stage

Want to know more about the Auckland Live Digital Stage, including Auckland Live’s programming priorities and considerations?

Download the Digital Stage Content Guidelines and Technical Specifications here

Auckland Live Digital Stage is now taking public submissions for consideration for screening.

Submit your content for review here