The Civic, one of the few remaining Atmospheric Theatres in the world, was built in 1929 and was specifically designed as a 'movie palace' for talking pictures ('talkies'). The first purpose-built cinema of this type in the country, The Civic has become a much-loved Auckland landmark and entertainment venue.
The Civic Theatre underwent an extensive refit in the late 1990s and as a result the venue combines 1920s glamour with modern technology.
All rooms within The Civic are unique and create a sense of atmosphere and occasion. Additional elements such as the large Indian-themed foyer, sweeping double staircases and extensive circulation space around the ornate bars make The Civic operate extremely well for large events.
The Civic is popular for gala dinners, cocktail parties, awards ceremonies and hostings.
Special conditions apply when booking spaces within The Civic. Please contact us for further information.
Room hire rates now include free Wi-Fi for up to 500 devices.
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Size ( m2 )
The Civic Auditorium
Capacity 300 - 2378 Size -m2
Step into another world at The Civic Auditorium, seating up to 2378 people, this beautiful, Moorish-themed auditorium is ideal for ceremonies and presentations.
Capacity 410 - 700 Size 550m2
For sheer extravagance, it is hard to beat the Wintergarden. With 550m2 of space the Wintergarden is ideal for dinners, cocktail parties and product launches.
Capacity 60 - 80 Size 160m2
The low ceiling and exotic decor of this space create a unique atmosphere for celebrations.
Taj Mahal Room
Capacity 50 - 70 Size 110m2
Rich colours and exotic décor, the Taj Mahal Room is a superb location for a range of events.
Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street, Auckland
The Civic is located towards the top end of Queen Street in Auckland’s CBD. The venue is well connected to Britomart transport centre with free buses that regularly run up and down Queen Street. The Civic is positioned close to a wide selection of accommodation and is surrounded by a multitude of dining and entertainment options.
The closest car park building to The Civic is The Civic car park, located off Mayoral Drive and Greys Avenue.
This venue is located in Central Auckland and has a large range of accommodation options in close proximity.
We have preferential rates with a range of hotels including Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, Heritage Auckland and City Life Auckland.