Join us for a touch tour and audio described performance of this dynamic, sharply political theatrical adaptation of George Orwell's cautionary classic

Tuesday 20 March
Touch tour 6pm (Meet in foyer 5.45pm) 
Audio described performance 7pm 

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why George Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. Orwell’s fiction has become our reality.

From UK theatrical innovators Headlong, Orwell’s dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon. Seen by more than 500,000 people, it has enjoyed three hugely successful West End seasons and is a current hit on Broadway. Now as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, and to mark Auckland Theatre Company’s 25th anniversary, the chilling prescience of Orwell is presented in its New Zealand premiere. 

A literary masterpiece meets sheer theatrical ambition as one of the 20th century’s greatest novels is given new life by some of the British theatre’s fastest rising stars.

1984. Book now. Big Brother is watching!

Recommended for ages 14+

Contains violence, strobe lighting and loud sound effects.

Tickets $20 each for individual and companion

Download the screen reader friendly booking form HERE 

Download the booking form for low-vision patrons HERE 


Please email the completed form to [email protected] or phone 09 374 0310 if you would like assistance on booking, transport advice or to request a companion ticket


***** "Masterfully constructed and chillingly frank, this adaptation of Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece is a coup."