Venue booking

We have a number of affordable venues for one-off and regular hire. We have spaces for parties, theatre shows, gigs, workshops, classes, exercise, hui, counselling, art groups and much more. Feel free to take a look at the FAQs and the details of each venue below and then complete the booking form.

FAQs

Are your venues accessible?

We aim to be as accessible as possible at all of our venues – see our accessibility page here for information about our various venues.

Have an idea for a new class, group or event?

Get in touch! We’re happy to talk through ideas, help you develop them and suggest which venues might work.

How do we support hirers?

We work to make hiring with us as affordable as we can. We offer support to hirers with promotion and have a guide that we can share for making your event a success.

Do you support Māori to hire with you?

We have a Tiriti o Waitangi policy under which we strive to uphold Te Tiriti in the ways that we can. We are sometimes able to offer free hire to Māori wanting to share their matauranga or toi to the community. We have offered free hire to kaiako teaching raranga, tī rakau and te reo Māori. Contact us if you’d like to kōrero about this offer.

⚠️ Please note: This is a booking enquiry, not a confirmation. We will contact you to let you know if your booking is possible.

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Newtown Hall

Newtown Hall is located in front of Te Ara Hou flats on the corner of Constable and Daniell Streets, Newtown. It is available for regular or one-off hires.

Capacity: 60 people

Measurements: 7.1m × 11.2m (main hall space)

Community rate
$22/h
e.g. community classes
Private hire
$30/h
e.g. birthday party
Commercial
$40/h

Facilities

The hall has a small kitchenette (equipped with an oven, zip and jug for hot water, fridge, c. 40 mugs, plates and cutlery sets) two toilets, 8 trestle tables, and 60 chairs.  There are heating panels on the ceiling and a fixed whiteboard on one wall.

The Newtown Hall is located in a residential zone so has a noise curfew of 9:30pm Sunday – Thursday and 10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Outside view of Newtown Hall
Inside view of Newtown Hall venue
Inside view of Newtown Hall venue (kitchen)
Inside view of Newtown Hall venue
Inside view of Newtown Hall venue
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Smart Newtown & Network Newtown

These two venues are located to the left of the Newtown Library, 9-11 Constable Street.

The front half of the building is occupied by the community computing hub, Smart Newtown. The back half of the building is called Network Newtown. Both spaces are available for hire most evenings and weekends, either for one off or regular bookings!

Front view of Network Newtown and Smart Newtown
Inside view of Smart Newtown
Interior view of Smart Newtown
Inside view of Network Newtown venue (back room)
Inside view of Network Newtown venue (back room)
Front view of Smart Newtown
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Network Newtown

Capacity: 15-20 people

Community rate
$18/h
e.g. community classes
Private hire
$20/h
e.g. birthday party
Commercial
$30/h
e.g. business/government

Facilities

  • Classroom style desks and chairs
  • Large fixed whiteboard
  • Small kitchenette
  • Accessible bathroom

Smart Newtown

Capacity: Up to 15 people

Community rate
$22/h
e.g. community classes
Private hire
$40/h
e.g. commercial
Bond
$200
for all hires
(refundable)

Facilities

We have 9 operational desktop computers running Windows 11. They are loaded with all the standard Windows utilities, Firefox and Microsoft Edge web browsers, and Microsoft Word and Excel 2016.

We have Wi-Fi and spare ethernet and power cables for any brought-in wired devices. There is also a stand projector and screen available for presentations.

Newtown Community Centre

The main Community Centre venue is on the corner of Colombo and Rintoul Streets, in the heart of our suburb. This is where our office is located and the majority of our venues. We have spaces for every kind of event here – including a fitted out theatre, dance hall with bar, art space and rooms for hui. Each of these is detailed below:

  • Whare Tapere / Theatre
  • Whare Kanikani / Dance Hall
  • Harakeke / Meeting and arts room
  • Raupō and Toetoe – two smaller meeting rooms

Whare Tapere / Theatre

This is the largest venue in the community centre building. It’s fitted out with easy-to-use but professional light and sound tech and can be used for public hui, theatre productions, gigs and much more.

Capacity: 80-135 people

Measurements: 13m × 10m (including a raised stage)

Community rate
$22/h
e.g. community classes
Private hire
$30/h
e.g. birthday party
Commercial
$40/h
e.g. business/government

We can occasionally offer a further discount for free or community events. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss this.

Facilities

  • The theatre has a polished wooden floor. Please note that the floor slopes on a slight gradient down towards the stage.
  • 10 tables of various sizes
  • Chairs for 100 people
  • Backstage dressing rooms
  • Red theatre curtains
  • ​Whiteboard on wheels
  • Inbuilt projection screen and projector
  • Theatre and party lights
  • Inbuilt sound system and PA
  • Access to shared kitchen with hot water, ovens, microwave etc
  • Access to all gender bathrooms and a wheelchair accessible bathroom
Newtown Community Centre theatre venue
Newtown Community Centre: Whare Tapere /Theatre

Whare Kanikani / Dance Hall

Te Whare Kanikani is a large hall suitable for hui, dance classes, rehearsals and more.

Capacity: 50-80 people

Measurements: 11.5m × 7m

Community rate
$22/h
e.g. community classes
Private hire
$30/h
e.g. birthday party
Commercial
$40/h
e.g. business/government

We can occasionally offer a further discount for free or community events. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss this.

Facilities

Please note: This room can have an echo, we are investigating sound-dampening options for this space. This venue may not be appropriate for your group until this has been resolved. We always recommend booking a time to come and see a venue before booking if you’re not sure – contact us here.

Newtown Community Centre dance hall venue
Newtown Community Centre: Whare Kanikani / Dance Hall

Harakeke / Meeting and arts room

This is an upstairs room (accessed by lift or stairs) with a lino floor appropriate for arts and crafts activities, hui and small workshops.

Capacity: 10-18 people

Measurements: 7.7m × 3.9m

Community rate
$18/h
e.g. community classes
Private hire
$20/h
e.g. birthday party
Commercial
$30/h
e.g. business/government

We can occasionally offer a further discount for free or community events. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss this.

Facilities

  • A small kitchenette with sink
  • Craft and art supplies/equipment may be available by arrangement
  • Whiteboard
  • Large TV Screen on wheels can be available by arrangement
  • A cosy nook with soft furnishings
  • Two large foldable trestle tables
  • Approx 18 chairs
  • Access to shared kitchen with hot water, ovens, microwave, etc
  • Access to all gender bathrooms and a wheelchair accessible bathroom
Photo of the Harakeke meeting room at Newtown Community Centre
Newtown Community Centre: Harakeke / Meeting and arts room

Raupō and Toetoe

These two smaller meeting rooms are suitable for counselling, small hui or for use as private work space.

Capacity: 2-6 people

Measurements: 3.5m × 2.7m

Community rate
$12/h
e.g. community classes
Private hire
$15/h
e.g. birthday party
Commercial
$25/h
business / government

We can occasionally offer a further discount for free or community events. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss this.

Facilities

Each room is furnished with tables and seating for four, alongside:

  • Two armchairs
  • Whiteboard​
  • Access to shared kitchen with hot water, ovens, microwave, etc
  • Access to all gender bathrooms and a wheelchair accessible bathroom
Newtown Community Centre meeting room venue
Newtown Community Centre meeting room: Raupō
Newtown Community Centre meeting room venue
Newtown Community Centre meeting room: Toetoe