Do you sell tickets for an event, performance or venue?
Sell more tickets faster with Eventfinda. Find out more. Find out more about Eventfinda Ticketing.

Aotea Square

Website

Amenities

  • Carpark
  • Food Available

Aotea Square is a large paved public area in the Auckland CBD used for open-air public events including fairs, protest rallies, music festivals, rock concerts and the annual seeing-in of the New Year.

A number of art works are in Aotea Square:

• Archway 'Waharoa' (Gateway in Māori) was formed in wood and copper by Selwyn Muru, a Māori sculptor. This is an expressionist version of a traditional Māori entry gate.

• Bronze statue of Sir Dove-Myer Robinson, a former mayor of Auckland. This work was made in 2003 by New Zealand sculptor Toby Twiss.

• Bronze figure of a Māori warrior by Lyndon Smith, commissioned in the 1960s for the lobby of the Auckland Saving Bank's new building on Queen Street.

• Fountain by New Zealand sculptor Terry Stringer. This angular bronze ""mountain"" was commissioned in 1979 to form the centrepiece for the new square, and its form echoes the roofline of the contemporary Aotea Centre.

• 19th century bronze statue of George Eden, Lord Auckland, Governor of India, after whom the Auckland is named. This statue was originally erected in Calcutta and was purchased from the government of India by Auckland City Council in the early 1960s.

Post a comment

Map showing Aotea Square

Queen St, Auckland CBD, Auckland

Upcoming events at Aotea Square

Auckland Live Summer in the Square  - Latin Fiesta: CANCELLED
Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Jazz Weekend: CANCELLED
Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Circus Weekend: CANCELLED
Auckland Live Summer in the Square - The Circus: CANCELLED
Auckland Live Summer in the Square - The Greatest Showman: CANCELLED
Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Westwood: CANCELLED
Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Fashion Weekend: CANCELLED
Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Beats Weekend

Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Beats Weekend

Aotea Square, CBD, Auckland

Fri 18 Feb 4:00pm – more dates
Festivals

Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Animation Gets Groovy: CANCELLED
Auckland Live Summer in the Square - In the Heights: CANCELLED
Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Pride Weekend

Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Pride Weekend

Aotea Square, CBD, Auckland

Fri 25 Feb 4:00pm – more dates
Festivals

AAF Fun in the Festival Garden

AAF Fun in the Festival Garden

Aotea Square, CBD, Auckland

Sun 13 Mar 5:00am – more dates
Children, Kids, Holidays

Past events at Aotea Square

Show all past events at Aotea Square…