Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Luxembourg Gardens currently has casual rehearsal space available. For availability, rates and more info call Hannah 3098692 or email

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Welcome to Luxembourg Gardens

Welcome to Luxembourg Gardens, Auckland’s newest theatre and live art venue.

Luxembourg Gardens is administered by Arthouse Incorporated, a charitable organisation, providing a performing arts residency resource, the first and only of its kind in New Zealand. It is our aim to maintain an ongoing artistic residency for contemporary performing arts practices with particular emphasis on experimental and avant-garde work.

Located in the heart of Auckland City Britomart precinct, this centre offers resident companies public performance space, rehearsal and workshop space and business infrastructure resources. Open to all areas of performance based arts, Luxembourg Gardens creates an environment for cross-pollination of disciplines and a creative space for ideas development.

In addition to each of the resident companies, Luxembourg Gardens will be available as a venue to artists, musicians and touring productions either through individual requests of as part of space curation by the residents.

Luxembourg Gardens to this point has been entirely self funded by voluntary membership fees, small donations and the incredible contributions and elbow grease from members and their friends and families. If you’re interested in how you can help Luxembourg Gardens (cash donations are the best way and can mean the difference between a flushing toilet and a kilometre walk) or become a member of Arthouse, please contact the Head Gardener Hannah Clarke on 09 309 8692 or at or the Mayor Stephen Bain at Details of residencies and upcoming performances can be found on our website (soon to be updated) or by joining our mailing list (simply post MAILING LIST in the subject line to

Friday, May 26, 2006

How's it lookin?

Here are just a couple of pictures so you can see how we're progressing...

The long room and some actors warming up for rehearsals in the Main Space.

These days we've got a floor in the bar, locks on the loo doors and glass in all the windows.

Pretty flash.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

everything. was

everything . now
Winning Productions present a new play

written, directed & designed by Stephen Bain

Regan Taylor
Josh Rutter
Rachel Forman
Caoimhe Macfehin

Original music by Quarkestra, Josh Rutter and Leila Adu
Production by Hannah Clarke
Costumes by Diana Bain

Luxembourg Gardens
14 Customs St East
31 May - 10 June
book 09 309 6531

for more details and reviews go to

Sunday, March 26, 2006


The Opening night Ganza featured performances by

The Dominion Centenary Band
New Pacific Music Ensemble
Jo Smith – Stories told to me by Girls
Jackie Van Beek – standing it up
Diana & Martyn – Tango dynamos
Vitamin S – musical Houdini’s
Genevieve McLean – breaking out with it
Outlaw Creative – Terrain
Manimanima – Death-folk Banjo
Julian Dyne – spinning the disks of freedom
Alyx Duncan – short films in full colour
Mark Harvey – videorama
Julia Milsom - Scape

Friday, March 24, 2006


So.. to get the space ready for fun we need the following stuff. If you can lend/donate any of the items listed below, know someone who can or know where we might be able to get a deal on it, please call/email Hannah or Stephen. Cheers!

gibb board
paint - white, lots of
paint scrapers
paint brushers
paint rollers
vacuum cleaner
electrical cabling
three phase extension cable(s)
large piece of carpet
large barrels

And generally stuff it takes to make a performance venue. So any ideas or help, send it our way.

Monday, March 20, 2006

site pics

Here are a couple of pics of the building site that is luxembourg gardens as at late February 2006. More soon showing current progress

above: THE BAR



thanks to Paul Winstanley for photos