How Can You Support Basement & our Schools Programme?

Basement Theatre is where the ideas, artists and arts leaders of tomorrow are being formed. We are hell bent on supporting artists to develop their craft and build sustainable careers. We also want to make sure it's possible for young people to see new NZ work. We need your help to make this happen. There are a number of easy ways you can donate:

  • Email to request an invoice for any amount.
  • Make a payment directly into our bank account: The Basement Theatre Trust (ASB) 12 - 3019 - 0803632 - 00 Enter Your name in the reference field & then email us at so we know to look out for it.
  • Visit our Give a Little page to make a one-off donation. (Note: A 5% service fee is automatically deducted from all funds raised but you can add a top-up donation to cover the fee.)

By donating, you automatically join our Basement Lovers Club


Why Support Basement Theatre?

Investment in Basement Theatre is an investment in the evolving culture of Aotearoa, in the way that we tell stories about this place we call home.

Money raised from donations will go directly towards our running costs as a non-profit performing arts venue, or supporting the community through one of the following programmes:

Schools Programme (Te Ara Ki Angitu - The pathway to opportunity) An initiative that provides tickets, transport and education packs to young people who would otherwise miss out. At least three shows and two workshops are free for participating schools.

Artist Development

Donate now and be a part of Auckland’s creative future with us.


SPONSORSHIP and partnerships

We love working together with people and / or organisations who are as passionate about the arts as we are.

If your business is interested in supporting Basement Theatre as a sponsor or partner we’d love to hear from you. To get involved please email or contact:

Elise Sterback Executive Director

Big Love to long-time Basement supporter Jonty Crane, and Auckland Council, whose kind contributions made this website possible and to Studio Alexander for our award-winning design.



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