During the Auckland Fringe Festival, the Basement Theatre is transformed into a ‘Performance Salon’ – think Moulin Rouge at the beach – where works of all kinds pop up around you as you lounge and drink in between Festival shows. It’s like a big party and a place of discovery all in one – artists push the envelope and experiment, performances are tested and evolved, audiences not only observe but also partake in the experience.

The brilliant thing about the Performance Salon is that something is always on, even between the acts themselves as music, projection, and activities fill in the gaps between performances.

We sat down with playwright Nathan Joe to discuss his festival show ‘Penis Elegy’, a live music experience incorporating monologues, poetic essays and queer studies to examine the contradictions in acceptable homosexuality today.


The Performance Salon is presented as part of Auckland Fringe festival from 21st February – 12th March 2017.

For the full programme visit www.aucklandfringe.co.nz


Tue 28 Feb 2017, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Wed 1 Mar 2017, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Thu 2 Mar 2017, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 3 Mar 2017, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 4 Mar 2017, 6:00pm–10:00pm


The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue, CBD, Auckland


All Ages

Ticket Information:

Pay on Entry: $5.00. Additional fees may apply.

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