The purpose built Barefoot Studios are located in the 3 Lamps District of Ponsonby in Auckland, New Zealand / Aotearoa. Just 30 seconds from the studios are bars, cafes, restaurants, banks, post office and plentiful parking. We are in the same neighbourhood as Script to Screen, 2 major radio networks, an advertising agency and a great number of film production companies. No karaoke bars however…



Studio Hireage

Need a private meeting or workspace? We have hosted plenty – an interview space, play readings, actor scene group, professional photography, script writing, yoga & meditation groups. All spaces have plenty of natural light, are fully carpeted, sound proofed with duel air conditioning & heat pumps.


Sky Studio

Dimensions – 8m x 4.5m



Waiting Room

Dimensions – 5m x 4.5m


Street Studio

Dimensions – 4m x 4m



Galley Kitchen


Parking Options

Free 1 hour parking adjacent to premises in 3 Lamps shoppers carpark. Paid street parking or free all day parking in surrounding streets.

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Contact us   to find out more about our studios & pricing structure.



BelindaSimpsonBelinda Simpson – Producer – You & Media

I run a small television production company from my home on the North Shore and my clients are based all over Auckland. Having somewhere central to meet for our regular creative sessions is essential.

Barefoot Casting in Ponsonby provides the perfect meeting room. Parking is easy. There are different size workspaces available and it’s very competitively priced. Most importantly though, Matt and Mike are always an absolute pleasure to deal with.


RoseanneLiangRoseanne Liang – Writer / Director – Banana Film

I happened across the studio space at Barefoot Casting when I was looking for a more disciplined writing space away from my home office (with all its distractions and tidying possibilities). It was perfect for my ad hoc needs which ranged from shut-in solitary writing confinement to larger meetings. Brief forays to the nearby cafes and eateries were a wonderful convenience. Mike and Matt were charming hosts, attentive, communicative and discreet. It was a warm and creative space, and I felt solid work was done there. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the space for other creative endeavours and it is a space I will be using again.


MilissaFurgussonMelissa Fergusson – Writer / Director / Producer – Charlatan Clinic

Barefoot Casting is functional, timeless and mutable. For the 3+ years ‘charlatan clinic’ has utilised this space for theatre auditions, Mike and Matt have consistently given a collaborative, personable and tailored service. Thanks Barefoot! xox