Built in partnership with Auckland Council in 2005, The Raye Freedman Arts Centre (RFAC) is a world class, multi-purpose theatre and studio complex. The architecturally outstanding building comprises 5 studio spaces, and the modern well equipped 258 seat Fisher Auditorium. The centre is located at the Newmarket end of Gillies Avenue in central Auckland.

Premium quality technical equipment supported by a stringent maintenance programme ensures the finest quality sound, lighting and audio-visual outcomes for our clients. A qualified team of technicians and front of house staff provide professional support and services for excellent production outcomes and an engaging experience for audiences.

Proudly Supported by the Raye Freedman Trust


The 258 seat Fisher Auditorium is one of New Zealand's most intimate and comfortable medium-sized theatres. Designed in proscenium configuration an 14 x 10 metre stage is suitable for all genres of dance, theatre and music. The stage area can be adapted for use of the orchestra pit or to utilize a 12 x 2 metre stage extension. In both configurations sight-lines and acoustics are excellent.

The theatre is equipped to accommodate all events from orchestral and rock music, to dance, film, festivals and conferences. We boast some of the most comfortable and spacious auditorium seating in New Zealand. Theatre hire includes the use of foyer, box office and 2 spacious dressing rooms.


  • Modern foyer for functions, exhibitions and product launches.
  • Comfortable, private green room.
  • Well-equipped kitchen and licensed bar service.

For further information please contact the Theatre Manager: +64 9 970 6800 | www.rayefreedmanarts.co.nz



Adjacent to the auditorium are two 11 x 13 metre rehearsal studios with sprung floors, lighting grids, sound and audio-visual equipment. The studios are suitable for performing arts classes and as meeting rooms for up to 80 people. They may also be used as extra dressing room space for large casts. Both studios open to the outdoors.


Above the theatre are ten practice rooms and two large sound proof music rooms which accommodate up to 30 musicians. The music spaces may be hired for classes, seminars, and workshops.



RFAC works in partnership with 'TICKET booking agency. iTICKET.co.nz is o 100% New Zealand owned and operated company committed to making professional ticketing an affordable option for any event in New Zealand. Please visit www.iticket.co.nz


A three tiered pricing structure enables access for a very diverse range of promoters. We provide advice and pricing options based on the technical complexity of each event. Costs are fully itemised in a comprehensive estimate which can be produced well in advance of your project. Funded arts projects, community and not-for-profit groups are eligible for excellent discounts on both venue and equipment.


Free parking spaces that are within the school grounds on Silver Rd are shared with users of other school facilities. RFAC audience parking is also available in nearby Albury Ave and Owens Rd.


Raye Freedman Arts Centre is equipped to a high standard with modern professional equipment that is maintained in accordance to industry best practice.


RFAC has a comprehensive standard lighting rig suitable for many types of events. Additional effect lighting can be provided upon request.

  • ETC Ion Lighting Console
  • 156 Dimmer Channels
  • Selecon & Strand Luminaires

For full technical specifications please contact the Technical Manager: +64 9 970 6779 | www.rayefreedmanarts.co.nz


Raye Freedman Arts Centre utilises an Adamson Line Array System that provides smooth even coverage to every seat in the house.


  • Adamson IS7/IS18 Line Array System
  • Adamson M12 Monitors
  • Lab Gruppen Amplification with Lake Processing
  • Avid Venue SC48 Digital Mixing Console
  • Shure ULX-D wireless microphone/instrument system
  • Extensive range of dynamic and condenser microphones: Shure Beta, SM, KSM, Audio Technica, Countryman EU, Crown, Oktava.


The Raye Freedman Arts Centre’s projection system is capable of producing a 9.5m (diagonal) image suitable for video elements in live performances, film screenings and engaging presentations.

  • Panasonic PT-DW17KE 17,000 Lumen Large Venue Projector
  • Screen Technics 270” motorised screen
  • Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro
  • QLab
  • Apple iMac