Directors, musicians, warrior princesses, drag queens and all kinds of legends of the stage and screen shared with us their love of Q.
While we can't offer you a seat in Rangatira to see comedians Guy Williams, Kura Forrester, James Roque, Melanie Bracewell or Justine Smith, we can offer you this clip of them speaking about what Q means to them.
A short message from our mates Blaise Clotworthy, Michael Hurst, Mia Blake, Leki Jackson-Bourke, Alice Canton and Warren Maxwell on why Q is so special to them.
A Message from Tempo Dance Festival, Red Leap Theatre, NZ International Comedy Festival, Auckland Pride Festival, The Dust Palace and Auckland Arts Festival
"Q was, and still is, essential to my growth not only as an artist but as a person. Every day the Q staff go into war and the army fights to keep our stories, our independent artists, and our companies alive! I've witnessed this first-hand by attending morning meetings and check-ins and I've seen the amazing staff repeatedly go above and beyond the rainbow to make sure artists, companies and audiences get the best experience possible. Q is the castle that unites the arts kingdom and it does it with swag, grace, spotlights and barista coffee!"
"I’ve always loved Q Theatre. It was one of those theatres that was on my dream list to perform in. When I first moved to Auckland I worked at Q as an usher. My first ever show in Auckland was at Q in the Vault. Since then I’ve moved up to larger and larger rooms from the Loft to Rangatira. In a way it feels like a home... One that I have grown up through and all the staff there have supported that journey just like family."
"Walk into Q any day of the week and you will find at least 40% of Auckland's independent artists in there either working or playing. I think Q has probably subsidised at least a third of my independent arts practice through various ways. From free wifi to discounts on coffee to Matchbox commissions for shows that I thought might never be possible, Q has always had generosity towards artists at its heart."