The DOJO - Affordable rehearsal studio, meeting and workshop space in Auckland CBD

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· Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD, Auckland AUK 1010, New Zealand ·
Min. 3 hours
Basement Theatre

Hosted by Basement Theatre

SpacetoCo Host since June 2021 · 250 bookings

Nau mai ki te whare tāpere o Basement Theatre. Smack-bang in the middle of a central city car park, Basement Theatre is where Auckland’s creative community congregates to share ideas, share a drink, and satiate their appetite for boundary-pushing, disruptive and urgent works.

About this space

The DOJO is a performing arts community space that Basement Theatre feels privileged to govern, and we are excited to be able to offer affordable rates to artists. The DOJO is a large, flexible space that is perfect for rehearsing, workshops, auditions, table reads, production meetings etc. It's also great for workshops and other meetings, although please note we give preference to community arts, theatre and performance hirers.

Please note the space is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

The space hire includes:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Whiteboard
  • Wifi
  • Storage
  • Kitchenette
  • Sofas
  • Bathroom
  • Sound system and speakers (no mics)
  • AirCon - heat & cool

This is a private and fully enclosed space. There is natural light from a stretch of windows at the back, and the space is lit by overhead fluoro lights. You can make as much noise as you like here!


The space is $8 an hour (inc GST) for independent artists and producers, and unfunded arts community groups.

If you're using the space to rehearse for an upcoming show at Basement ("Basement artist"), we will deduct your booking cost from your settlement at the end of your season. You will be given a code to reduce the cost of the booking to $0.

The space is $23 (inc GST) for fully funded arts organisations, educational institutes or commercial entities, please add "Commercial or funded rate top up" to your booking at check out.

All bookings are minimum 3 hours. If you wish to have exclusive use of the space for a certain period please message us.

Regular Hire

We are open to requests for regular hire (e.g. for classes). Please message us to discuss what you need. Ideally we would like regular hirers for off peak times e.g. early mornings, so that we can prioritise rehearsal usage of the space.

Eating & Drinking

The space has a small kitchenette that includes a toaster, kettle, microwave, sink and a fridge. We have crockery, cutlery and glassware for up to 12 people. You're welcome to bring food in or order take out for your session. Sensible alcohol is permitted, e.g. a few beers/wines, but this is not a party space! You can leave rubbish in our bins, we have recycling, however, if you create significant amounts of rubbish (ie. more than a bin full) we ask you to take this with you. Please leave the kitchen space as you found it. Please bring your own tea & coffee supplies.

AV & Tech

The space has a decent number of power points and a speaker system. You can hire our projector as part of your booking, which projects onto our big white walls - please get in touch about this. The projector has VGA and HDMI. Please bring your own adaptors if you need them. Please note, no technical staffing support are provided as part of your booking.

Your kit

Please let us know if you need to leave kit behind. We have limited large item storage and some small hirer cupboards to store things between session.


Regrettably, there is no wheelchair access to this space.

When your booking is accepted, you will be given a bespoke code to access the space.


It doesn't get more central than this! We are located just behind Queen Street's Q Theatre. There are hundreds of cheap eats places nearby and you won't have to travel too far to get your coffee fix.

[Photos by Benny Joy Photography. Shows pictured are FALA MUNCHER created by Lyncia Muller, and INHOSPITABLE by Aaron Richardson.]

Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and this will be shown at the checkout.

Opening times


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


  • All packing in and out must occur during your hire period.
  • The Dojo is provided ‘as is’ and does not include any technical labour, equipment (other than what is listed in the description) or parking.
  • Any items left in the space between hire periods must be kept in the “hirer cupboards” or stowed tidily at the far end of the space. Leaving items in the space is at the hirers own risk.
  • Unless otherwise agreed, the hirer will not host any members of the public (other than invited guests) during the period of their hire.

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 2 days before your booking. After that, cancel and get a 50% refund.
Parking and Public Transport Information

There is parking available in The Civic carpark, however there is a charge. We are easily accessible by bus, with a number of bus stops within a five minute walk on Queen Street.

Space Terms and Conditions

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