AKLFEST's accommodation partner Grand Millennium Auckland has 15% off accommodation booked 5-26 March 2024 with the code AAF2024 and they are also offering a fantastic show + accommodation package.

Show and Accommodation Package

Premium tickets to Afrique en Cirque or Bernie Dieter and one night’s accommodation in a Club Room for two adults for the price of $580. 

Club rooms are located on levels 10, 11 and 12 of the hotel and include access to the Grand Millennium Club Lounge where guests receive complimentary pre-dinner drinks, canapes and breakfast. After a late night at the theatre you don’t need to check out until 12pm and have access to self-parking at the hotel. Click here for more information


Pre and Post Show Dining

When it comes to dining options, the city centre has you spoilt for choice. From quick bites to fine dining, lunch, and breakfast with many eateries located within a short walk from the theatres and venues for AKLFEST shows.

Citizen Q Bar

If you come out of a show and aren’t ready to go home we recommend popping into Citizen Q at Q Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights. Great food, DJ’s and a brilliant atmosphere. DJ’s finish at 11.30pm, bar will close soon after.

Join us on the following evenings 8.30 - 11.30pm for the following DJ acts

8 March DJ Poppa Jax
9 March DJ Gene Rivers
15 March Aribella
16 March DJ Gene Rivers
22 March DJ Killamanraro
23 March DJ Grantis

Q Theatre – 305 Queen Street.

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Grand Millennium Auckland

With three restaurants and one bar, Grand Millennium Auckland is the perfect place to start your evening. Choose from Ember, Katsura and Estelles.

We can highly recommend the cocktails at Estelles. Bar Manager, Thomas Short has created four cocktails (one non-alcoholic) inspired by artists featured at AKLFEST.

The Harvest – inspired by Jeff Mills and his event Tomorrow Comes the Harvest.

Corn whiskey, harvested honey, Chicago beet cordial, garnished with honeycomb.

Me’Nu - inspired by Tim Minchin and bringing people together through the art of creativity.

Coffee infused Irish Whiskey, white cacao infused Antica and Campari

Smashed the Fiddle (non-alcoholic) – inspired by Irish fiddler Martin Hayes, just because you’re Irish, doesn’t mean you are a drinker.

Green, lemon and ginger brewed tea, cooked Cloudy Bay Rosé, Kaffir lime leaf, sugar, ginger essence.

Tiki Angélique - Inspired by Angélique Kidjo. Like afrobeat this cocktail is bouncing with the flavours of West Africa.

Toasted cardamom, Anjeo Rum infused with almond, golden falernum, cinnamon, almond milk, bay leaf.

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The Container Bar – Aotea Square

Open 90 minutes before shows at the AKLFEST Spiegeltent and featuring a delicious collection of drinks from Pernot Ricard including Mumm Champagne. Count us in!

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Parking for CBD Venues

ParkMate have your parking sorted if you are attending one of our events. 

Download the ParkMate app and use the code ARTS24 for 30% off at Auckland CBD car parks*. 

Click here to find an Auckland CBD carpark. 

*Available for casual, night & weekend sessions only. Electronic fee applies. Click here for more details and full Terms and Conditions.

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