The Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre has been one of the busiest spaces in Auckland since it opened over 20 years ago. In 2012, an extensive refurbishment was undertaken and the theatre is now one of Auckland's most modern convention venues. 

Comfortably seating 2139 across three tiers, the auditorium is ideal for ceremonies, keynote presentations and conferences. Circulation space and function rooms surround the auditorium for larger, multi-room events.

Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre is well connected to the rest of Aotea Centre​ making it ideal for conventions. The foyer areas provide ample space for registration desks, exhibition stands and catering. Other rooms within the venue provide the opportunity to run concurrent break-out sessions.

Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre is popular for graduations, awards ceremonies and​ conferences. For a unique experience, cocktail functions and gala dinners can be hosted on the stage of the theatre.

  • Over 2000 seats
  • Ideal for ceremonies, presentations and conference

Cocktail Functions & Gala Dinners 

When the Royal New Zealand Ballet & Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra aren't performing, Dining on Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre Stage is the perfect unique experience that your guests will talk about for years to come. Ideal for cocktail functions and gala dinners.

Cocktail Functions

Gala Dinners

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