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Chamber music is one of the most intimate and beguiling of art forms. Unlike the Chamber Music New Zealand, this organization concentrates on promoting Wellington groups only, and what a marvellous collection of musicians they are. Included is the brilliant New Zealand String Trio, The Victoria Trio from the Victoria University Music School and the gifted Miro Ensemble. These artists and others can be heard at the Illot Concert Chamber of the Town Hall at advertised times.
Bowland Petone is the largest bowling alley in the region and one of the most modern. Whether playing for fun or in the competitive leagues you will not do better than this facility just 20 minutes from the city centre. This busy alley abounds with youngsters especially during the school holidays so it pays to book. Each of the 20 lanes caters for six players. There is also a bar and café on site.
Popularly known as 'The Cake Tin' or simply 'The Stadium' by the locals, the gigantic Westpac Stadium is a multi-purpose venue with a commendable capacity of over 34,000. Though mainly used for rugby matches, the Westpac Stadium has also played host to many popular international bands like The Rolling Stones and even business events and fairs.. Please visit the website for a schedule of the upcoming events.
Located at Wellington Waterfront, Shed 6 is a popular entertainment venue. Located close to TBS Bank Arena and other attractions, it is host to the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Over the years, the venue has hosted concerts, exhibitions, dance, theater, play, musicals and much more. Come and be a part of the latest cultural events of the vibrant city of Wellington at Shed 6. Call ahead or check the website for more details.
An intriguing addition to the city's venues circle, Chaffers Dock is located facing the Oriental Bay, at the Lambton Harbour. This facility four multi-functions rooms: The Atrium, Galleria, Waitangi Board Room, and the Tawera Board Room. The biggest room is the Atrium, measuring 490 square meters (5,000 square feet), and is able to accommodate maximum 400 guests. The Chaffers Dock also boasts a magnificent yacht, the Pacific Jemm, which is ideal for a romantic anniversary party, or a memorable meeting on the Oriental Bay. See the website for more information.
The Events Centre and its companion structure, the Queens Wharf Retail Centre, were built in the 1990s. Both were specially designed to reflect the nature of the surrounding port and original wharf shed buildings, many of which had already been tastefully renovated. The Events Centre has since become a major venue for touring big name rock bands and pop concerts as well as an indoor sporting venue of note, particularly for basketball and netball. Ideally situated close to town and the harbour with a number of excellent restaurants and cafes in the vicinity for pre and post game dining.
In central Wellington, just by the Lambton Harbour, is located the TSB Bank Arena, one of the most premier venues for a range of events in the city. From concerts and and sports events, to gala dinners, meetings and exhibitions, this 4430-seat venue can accommodate the needs of almost any event. Split over two floors, this venue offers multi-configuration setups, and can be adjusted to provide 2186 square meters (23,530 square feet) of floor space for exhibitions, or standing room for 6,000 during concerts. See website to know more.
Te Papa Soundings Theatre is a new theater with a capacity of 328 and forms a part of the Te Papa complex. Because of it's state of the art lighting and sound facilities, this amphitheater is in demand. It also serves as a function center for lectures, large meetings, special events, local plays, talks and during the popular Festival of the Arts. This multi-purpose facility will also host films as part of the International Film Festival.
While known for experimental and edgy productions, this 90-seat playhouse also boasts hosting winners of the Wellington 'Theatre Oscars.' Most new local plays début here and numerous directors, writers, actors and arts administrators have served their apprenticeships by staging shows at this friendly theatre. Audiences looking for burgeoning talent, diversity and theatre for contemporary New Zealand will love the intimate auditorium and cosy boutique bar. "Cheap as chips" and no-fee booking service!
Set in a historic building near the waterfront, Mac's Function Centre features three distinct spaces for parties, private events and corporate functions. The Waterfront Room is the original venue of the structure and has its own bar. The Te Aro is the heart of this center with a loft style decor, sawtooth roof, bar and excellent acoustics. The Cable Room has a vintage look to it with its wooden accents, brick walls and huge windows.
Circa is a small intimate theatre on the Wellington waterfront. Local performers run the theatre with a mandate to make theatre accessible to new and experienced theatre goers of all ages. This 260 seat auditorium features New Zealand plays, including comedies by the great Roger Hall. There is no better way to experience local culture at a moderate price. Enjoy a coffee in the snug bar and café before and after performances.
Embassy Theatre is Wellington's sole surviving grand picture palace, that opened in 1924 as the Deluxe and changed its name to the Embassy in 1945. A multimillion-dollar deal allowed the Cinema and Performing Arts Trust, including the 'Lord of the Rings' film director Peter Jackson, to take over the theater in 1997. The 800-seat theater was restored with a state of the art sound system. For cinema purists, who do not like the small multiplex theaters, this is the only way to watch a movie.