The Civic Club

A special venue just for Auckland Arts Festival, The Civic Club is the home for a smashing line-up of one-off gigs and special events.

Built in 1929, the glamorous stage of The Civic has played host to some of the world’s biggest artists and most scintillating scandals. Now, in a unique opportunity, it’s your turn to step onto the stage at The Civic Club, the Festival’s truly special venue for the best live music, comedy, cabaret and conversations this summer.

This bespoke experience will see you seated on stage* between the resident Abyssinian panthers, sharing the starlit space with our favourite musicians, comedians and personalities. As you watch them perform from this very special vantage point, soak up the exotic splendour of The Civic’s beautiful, historic auditorium – the largest surviving atmospheric theatre in Australasia – followed by DJs in the foyer bar Thurs - Sat week one, Fri & Sat week two, and Thurs - Fri week three of the Festival. 

The tables have turned. Come take centre stage for a moment of glory behind the curtain and in the spotlight. The stars await you…

*Please note that due to COVID Alert Level 2 across Tāmaki Makaurau for a week starting at 6am Sunday 7 March, The Civic Club will be set up according to Level 2 protocol for all shows between Friday 12 - Sunday 14 March. 

Audiences will be seated in the main auditorium instead of on stage to adhere to social distancing and maximum capacity. You can find out more about Auckland Live's Alert Level 2 procedures here

If you are a current ticket holder to any impacted shows, Ticketmaster will be in touch. No action is needed. For more on AAF’s COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions, please click here.

All shows in The Civic Club will start promptly and lockout will apply. All shows are seated.

Contacts

The Civic
Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts
Auckland CBD

The Civic will open 60 mins prior to scheduled performance times.

Events at The Civic Club

Anna Coddington — Beams
Aotearoa NZ
19 March

Anna Coddington — Beams

The Civic Club
  • Music
  • The Civic Club
Are the Arts Essential?
Aotearoa NZ
16 March

Are the Arts Essential?

The Civic Club
  • Comedy
  • Debate
  • The Civic Club
Carnivorous Plant Society
Aotearoa NZ
RESCHEDULED
22 March

Carnivorous Plant Society

The Civic Club
  • Music
  • The Civic Club
Chelsea Jade / deryk
Aotearoa NZ
17 March

Chelsea Jade / deryk

The Civic Club
  • Music
  • The Civic Club
Estère — Into the Belly of Capricorn
Aotearoa NZ
RESCHEDULED
21 March

Estère — Into the Belly of Capricorn

The Civic Club
  • Music
  • The Civic Club
French for Rabbits
Aotearoa NZ
18 March

French for Rabbits

The Civic Club
  • Music
  • The Civic Club
Gitbox Rebellion
Aotearoa NZ
UPDATED
14 March

Gitbox Rebellion

The Civic Club
  • Music
  • The Civic Club
Heavenly Bodies
Aotearoa NZ
EXTRA SHOW ON SALE NOW!
12 March - 14 March

Heavenly Bodies

The Civic Club
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Cabaret
  • The Civic Club
Hine!
Aotearoa NZ
19 March

Hine!

The Civic Club
  • Music
  • The Civic Club
level up: an intergenerational discussion
Aotearoa NZ
RESCHEDULED
17 March

level up: an intergenerational discussion

The Civic Club
  • Talk
  • International Women's Day
  • The Civic Club
Open Stage: Scenes From a Yellow Peril
Aotearoa NZ
UPDATED
13 March

Open Stage: Scenes From a Yellow Peril

The Civic Club
  • Talk
  • The Civic Club
Spell On You
Aotearoa NZ
20 March

Spell On You

The Civic Club
  • Music
  • The Civic Club
The Tom Sainsbury Love Hour
Aotearoa NZ
RESCHEDULED
17 March - 22 March

The Tom Sainsbury Love Hour

The Civic Club
  • Comedy
  • The Civic Club
Wāhine Toikupu
Aotearoa NZ
19 March

Wāhine Toikupu

The Civic Club
  • Poetry
  • International Women's Day
  • The Civic Club

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