You can pre-book parking in the Civic Car Park at $12 per concert by phoning THE EDGE on 0800 BUY TICKETS. (Transaction fee may apply. Parking spaces available from 6pm.)
Complete your concert experience with a visit to the Auckland Art Gallery Café for a pre-concert dinner with Dawsons Catering, APO’s caterer of choice.
Express Menu: $25 including a glass of wine
2 course meal: $40 including a glass of wine or
3 course meal: $50 including a glass of wine
Dinners will be available for all APO presented concerts starting from 20 February for New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Gala Opening. Bookings essential – please phone the café on 09 374 0901 ext 0 or email email@example.com to book. We reserve the right to cancel any bookings with 24 hours notice.
El Faro Spanish Restaurant & Tapas Bar – Elliott Stables 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.
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 D Bar.
Concerts in the APN News & Media Premier Series, Great Classics Series, Splendour Series, Opera in Concert and Choral Masterpieces are broadcast live on Radio New Zealand Concert (92.6 MHz).
Avoid parking hassles and driving in the city. The APO Friends organise buses to most APO concerts, depending on demand, for just $10 per round trip. Bus services run from the following destinations:
Alternatively, use public transport or arrive early and enjoy a pre-concert snack, or attend our Pre-Concert Talks.