The Civic

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Opulent, dramatic, unique

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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Please note:
All capacities indicated below ​are a guideline only and are based on the maximum use of the space available for standard setups.
They may be reduced by staging, technical equipment, dance floors, type of menu being served or entertainment.

Rooms within this venue

The Civic Auditorium

Capacity 300 - 2378 Size -m2

2378

Theatre

2378

-

Classroom

-

300

Banquet

300

300

Cocktail

300

-

Exhibition

-

-

Size

-m2

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The Civic Auditorium

Step into another world at The Civic Auditorium, seating up to 2378 people, this beautiful, Moorish-themed auditorium is ideal for ceremonies and presentations.

Wintergarden

Capacity 410 - 700 Size 550m2

550

Theatre

550

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Classroom

-

410

Banquet

410

700

Cocktail

700

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Exhibition

-

550

Size

550m2

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Wintergarden

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.

Safari Room

Capacity 60 - 80 Size 160m2

70

Theatre

70

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Classroom

-

60

Banquet

60

80

Cocktail

80

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Exhibition

-

160

Size

160m2

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Safari Room

The low ceiling and exotic decor of this space create a unique atmosphere for celebrations.

Taj Mahal Room

Capacity 50 - 70 Size 110m2

60

Theatre

60

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Classroom

-

50

Banquet

50

70

Cocktail

70

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Exhibition

-

110

Size

110m2

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Taj Mahal Room

Rich colours and exotic décor, the Taj Mahal Room is a superb location for a range of events.

Location

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.

Parking

The closest car park building to The Civic is The Civic car park, located off Mayoral Drive and Greys Avenue.

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Accommodation

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.

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