The Basement 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, and we need your help to make it happen. 

Money raised from donations will go directly towards our development programmes, like:

  • The Schools Programme (Te Ara ki Angitu - The pathway to opportunity) which provides access to Basement shows, workshops with artists and education packs for kids who would otherwise miss out
  • Playscience! workshops that support the development of new plays and new artistic voices

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. 

So make us a part of your story, donate now, and let's make the future happen together. Join our Basement Lovers Club, or visit our Give a Little page (link below) to make a one-off donation.

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



Get involved!

Click here to donate to The Basement Theatre’s Give a Little page

Click here to donate to The Basement Theatre’s Schools Programme Give a Little page

If your business is interested in supporting The Basement, or one of our programmes, please contact:

Sam Snedden
Business and Industry Development Manager
Phone +64 9 302 2960


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