At the Basement we take 20%+GST of box office in place of the usual upfront venue hire fee.
Friends with benefits
An intensive, six-month development programme designed for our expansion (mid-level) artists to help launch them onto the International stage. The programme is tailored specifically for each selected participant, with access to masterclasses and industry professionals in their chosen discipline. Artists must have already had three shows programmed at Basement to qualify.
ideas in residence
For emerging artists. Bring us your idea and we will support you to find the right tools to develop it, whether that means becoming performance-ready, workshop-ready, or just getting it onto the page.
BASEMENT AND BREAKFAST
Early morning play readings of works in development, with feedback exchanged for free coffee and croissants.
A programme that offers more than 500 free tickets to theatre each year for our partner schools as well as transport to and from the venue, education packs and Q & A sessions with the artists.
Fully paid workshops for 6 new works programmed in our space per year.
THE PRODUCERS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
A year-long paid residency for the best up and coming industry connectors.
Opportunities to work alongside the Basement team and be part of the “beating heart of Auckland theatre.”