Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre
The Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre (formally ASB Theatre) has come a long way since hosting the boxing competition during the 1990 Commonwealth Games. While it still hosts a huge range of events, on the performing arts and entertainment side of things, it is the Auckland home to NZ Opera and Royal New Zealand Ballet.
The Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre auditorium underwent a significant redevelopment, and now boasts superior acoustics, better accessibility and is a more attractive and comfortable space. In the wake of the upgrade, the theatre was awarded the inaugural Best Medium Venue at the Entertainment Venues of New Zealand (EVANZ) awards in 2013.
If you’re looking to enjoy international theatre or comedy, you’re likely to see it at the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre – with plenty of big names both here recently, and coming up. The venue also hosts diverse live music artists (we've hosted everyone from Sol3 Mio to Ed Sheeran to The Wiggles), and talks which have included TedX and Nat Geo Live.