Enjoy your experience



El Faro Spanish Restaurant & Tapas Bar – Elliott Stables APO subscribers can enjoy 10% off any purchase off all food & beverages and begin your concert night experience with a delicious Spanish inspired meal for a reasonable price. Set in the heritage Elliott Stables, you’re only a few steps from the Auckland Town Hall. Click HERE for directions.



  • Wheelchair Access – there is lift or ramp access to all levels of the Auckland Town Hall Foyers. Wheelchairs can be accommodated in the Stalls level of the Great Hall. Please advise ticketing staff when booking if you require these positions when booking.


  • Hearing Impaired – an Induction Loop System is available with full coverage in most seats. Just tune your Hearing Aid to the T Position For any questions relating to Auckland Live venues or patrons services go to www.the-edge.co.nz “Your Visit” or ph (09) 307 5060.



Our free pre-concert talks offer a fascinating insight into the music you are about to experience. Each talk takes place one hour before the concert starts. It’s your chance to listen to guest speakers, to discover more about composers, music and musicians.  Join us in the Supper Room at 7pm and let us set the scene for the music.



Enjoy live jazz and a drink with the musicians, soloists and conductors after most APO concerts in the Auckland Town Hall Deutz Bar.



Concerts in The New Zealand Herald Premier Series, Bayleys Great Classics Series, Newstalk ZB Series and Opera in Concert are broadcast live on Radio New Zealand Concert (FM 92.6 MHz).



Take advantage of our recently announced partnership with Auckland Transport (AT) that includes free use of public transport  to and from APO concerts with an event ticket.


From the start of the 2015 season APO patrons can use their concert ticket to travel on the train services operating on the western, southern and eastern lines, and the Northern Express bus service three hours prior to, and for one hour following all APO mainstage concerts at the Town Hall. For more information visit HERE.


Using public transport is a great alternative to driving a car and parking in the city. All services terminate at Britomart, and from there it’s a short Link bus ride up or down Queen Street to or from the Town Hall, which is $0.50 with an AT Hop card or $1.00 for a casual cash fare.


For more information about the AT bus and train timetables visit https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/timetables.



Another way to avoid parking hassles and driving in the city are bus services organised by the APO Friends. The Friends organise buses to most APO concerts, depending on demand, for just $10 per round trip. Bus services run from the following destination, and you can be picked up at a spot on the route that is most convenient to you:


  • Bus 1: Papakura – Manurewa – Papatoetoe
    For more info call Convener Helen Higgott: Ph (09) 298 1213
  • Bus 2: Howick – Pakuranga – Sunhill –Panmure – Meadowbank – Remuera
    For more info call Convener John Pybus:  (09) 534 7415
  • Bus 3: Devonport – Hauraki Corner –Takapuna – Milford – Northbridge
    For more info call Convener Anne Norris: (09) 446 1228
  • Bus 4: Glendene – Pinesong – Crestwood – Glenburn
    For more info call Convener Liane Hume: Ph (09) 817 0476


Alternatively, use public transport or arrive early and enjoy a pre-concert snack, or attend our pre-Concert Talks.