Auckland Theatre Company
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Established in 1992, Auckland Theatre Company is Auckland's premier professional theatre company and one of the leading theatre companies in New Zealand. The Company presents a mainbill season of seven to eight plays to over 80,000 people from throughout Auckland and the Upper North Island each year. By the end of 2015, Auckland Theatre Company will have presented 161 professional productions.
Currently led by Colin McColl, one of the country's leading theatre directors, the Company employs some of the finest and best loved creative talent in New Zealand including Keisha Castle-Hughes, Lisa Chappell, Stuart Devenie, George Henare, Mark Hadlow, Raymond Hawthorne, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Theresa Healey, Michael Hurst, Robyn Malcolm, Rena Owen and Jennifer Ward-Lealand.
The Company's work is acclaimed by both critics and audiences.
Auckland Theatre Company is one Creative New Zealand's Arts Leadership organisations. It is also one of ten regional amenities considered an essential contributor to the well being of residents in the Auckland region and necessary to make the region a vibrant and attractive place to live in.
The Company takes it's regional and national leadership mandates seriously. Auckland Theatre Companyis the only theatre company in New Zealand with a dedicated Literary Unit. ATC Literary actively nurtures New Zealand playwrights and their work. Auckland Theatre Company supports the development of 10 new New Zealand plays each year.
ATC Education is one of the most highly regarded arts education programmes in New Zealand. Over 7000students from schools throughout the greater Auckland region experience the best of professional theatre in New Zealand annually via the Company's schools matinee programme. ATC Education supports theatre education and training with a focus on curriculum development, literacy and the arts. Activities for schools include the Ambassador programme, school visits, school workshops and teachers' workshops.
The Company recently launched ATC Participate, a full time programme aimed at fostering opportunities for life long learning, engaging with new communities in a meaningful way, and becoming a theatre resource for the Auckland region.
Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) and AUT University are pleased to announce New Zealand's first comprehensive theatre and university partnership.
Auckland Theatre Company is delighted Auckland Council's Strategy and Finance Committee voted to approve $10 million towards the cost of ATC's proposal for a performing arts complex.
Oliver Driver directs Michael Hurst in Auckland Theatre Company's new production of John Logan's Tony Award winning play, Red, opening at the Maidment Theatre on June 2.
Auckland Theatre Company will donate the proceeds from a series of performances and other events
A funding proposal for Auckland Theatre Company’s proposed 600-seat main bill theatre in the Wyny
Auckland Theatre Company is thrilled to return toThe Basement in July with over 50 emerging young
Auckland Theatre Company’s third annual Summer School is now open for applications.
Auckland Theatre Company’s production of Bruce Mason’s The Pohutukawa Tree starring Rena Owen as
Outrageous Fortune star Antonia Prebble has made her professional theatre debut in Auckland Theatre