Introduction

Opened in 1990, Aotea Centre was designed around specially commissioned works by some of New Zealand's most famous contemporary artists. This emphasis on design, together with large expanses of space bathed in natural day light, make it the ideal location for both business and pleasure.

The building boasts the latest cutting edge technology throughout. All spaces have both wired and wireless connections and rooms can be easily data-linked making the venue ideal for large conventions requiring multiple rooms.

The Aotea Centre houses New Zealand’s largest modern tiered auditorium, seating more than 2,000 people over three levels.

An exciting, phased development is underway to refurbish the Centre with a fresh, sophisticated edge. The building will be transformed to enable innovative performing arts activities and attract more world-class creative talent and events. Work on the exterior and interior of the building has commenced. The latest refurbishments will modernise the exterior and upgrade the interior. The open design, expansive foyers and function spaces will be more appealing. You will see a sophisticated new wall, floor and lighting treatments and a brand-new glass Box Office at the entrance.

Aotea Centre will reopen in March 2019. 

Read more about our Booking Policy here.

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"It was one of the best organised events I've ever been part of and the crew at the Aotea Centre were incredible. They had everything perfectly organised and were total pros. It really was a fabulous event and everyone left energised and impressed by the venue."

Kaye Glamuzina

Kaye Glamuzina

Rooms

Capacities

Venue / room capacity
TheatreTheatre
ClassroomClassroom
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
BanquetBanquet
CocktailCocktail
BoardroomBoardroom
Aotea Centre
2139
376
44
500
580
1000
ASB Theatre Total
Size:
Ceiling height:
TheatreTheatre
2139
ClassroomClassroom
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
BanquetBanquet
CocktailCocktail
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
Ceiling height
ASB Stage
Size:
Ceiling height:
TheatreTheatre
ClassroomClassroom
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
BanquetBanquet
160
CocktailCocktail
300
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
Ceiling height
TheatreTheatre
775
ClassroomClassroom
376
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
500
BanquetBanquet
580
CocktailCocktail
1000
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
909m²
Ceiling height
4.35m
Lower NZI excluding foyers
Size: 368m²
Ceiling height: 2.7m
TheatreTheatre
550
ClassroomClassroom
225
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
250
BanquetBanquet
420
CocktailCocktail
450
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
368m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
Lower NZI 1
Size: 204m²
Ceiling height: 4.35m
TheatreTheatre
185
ClassroomClassroom
92
U ShapeU-Shape
44
CabaretCabaret
120
BanquetBanquet
120
CocktailCocktail
180
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
204m²
Ceiling height
4.35m
Lower NZI 2
Size: 187m²
Ceiling height: 4.35m
TheatreTheatre
185
ClassroomClassroom
88
U ShapeU-Shape
44
CabaretCabaret
120
BanquetBanquet
120
CocktailCocktail
180
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
187m²
Ceiling height
4.35m
Lower NZI 3
Size: 180m²
Ceiling height: 4.35m
TheatreTheatre
170
ClassroomClassroom
88
U ShapeU-Shape
36
CabaretCabaret
96
BanquetBanquet
110
CocktailCocktail
150
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
180m²
Ceiling height
4.35m
TheatreTheatre
350
ClassroomClassroom
264
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
280
BanquetBanquet
300
CocktailCocktail
450
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
518m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
Upper NZI excluding foyers
Size: 368m²
Ceiling height: 2.7m
TheatreTheatre
350
ClassroomClassroom
140
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
200
BanquetBanquet
280
CocktailCocktail
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
368m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
Upper NZI 4
Size: 137m²
Ceiling height: 2.7m
TheatreTheatre
125
ClassroomClassroom
56
U ShapeU-Shape
36
CabaretCabaret
70
BanquetBanquet
90
CocktailCocktail
120
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
137m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
Upper NZI 5
Size: 125m²
Ceiling height: 2.7m
TheatreTheatre
100
ClassroomClassroom
40
U ShapeU-Shape
36
CabaretCabaret
64
BanquetBanquet
70
CocktailCocktail
100
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
125m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
Upper NZI 6
Size: 106m²
Ceiling height: 2.7m
TheatreTheatre
90
ClassroomClassroom
36
U ShapeU-Shape
32
CabaretCabaret
56
BanquetBanquet
60
CocktailCocktail
90
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
106m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
Limelight Total - Level 3
Size: 318m²
Ceiling height: 2.5m
TheatreTheatre
200
ClassroomClassroom
100
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
BanquetBanquet
200
CocktailCocktail
250
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
318m²
Ceiling height
2.5m
Limelight 1
Size: 125m²
Ceiling height: 2.5m
TheatreTheatre
100
ClassroomClassroom
60
U ShapeU-Shape
32
CabaretCabaret
64
BanquetBanquet
80
CocktailCocktail
100
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
125m²
Ceiling height
2.5m
Limelight 2
Size: 193m²
Ceiling height: 2.5m
TheatreTheatre
135
ClassroomClassroom
72
U ShapeU-Shape
40
CabaretCabaret
100
BanquetBanquet
100
CocktailCocktail
140
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
193m²
Ceiling height
2.5m
Goodman Fielder Room
Size: 180m²
Ceiling height: 2.68m
TheatreTheatre
100
ClassroomClassroom
60
U ShapeU-Shape
36
CabaretCabaret
64
BanquetBanquet
90
CocktailCocktail
180
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
180m²
Ceiling height
2.68m
Durafort Room
Size: 40m²
Ceiling height: 2.4m
TheatreTheatre
25
ClassroomClassroom
U ShapeU-Shape
16
CabaretCabaret
16
BanquetBanquet
20
CocktailCocktail
40
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
40m²
Ceiling height
2.4m
Owens Foyer - Level 2
Size: 800m²
Ceiling height: 2.97m
TheatreTheatre
ClassroomClassroom
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
240
BanquetBanquet
300
CocktailCocktail
800
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
800m²
Ceiling height
2.97m
BNZ Foyer - Level 3
Size: 460m²
Ceiling height: 4.97m
TheatreTheatre
ClassroomClassroom
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
200
BanquetBanquet
250
CocktailCocktail
600
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
460m²
Ceiling height
4.97m
Air NZ Foyer - Level 5
Size: 1100m²
Ceiling height: 2.98m
TheatreTheatre
ClassroomClassroom
U ShapeU-Shape
CabaretCabaret
360
BanquetBanquet
450
CocktailCocktail
1000
BoardroomBoardroom
Size
1100m²
Ceiling height
2.98m

Location

Parking

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

By Bus

The easiest way to get around Auckland. Just look for the red, green or amber buses. Check out the latest Auckland Transport Bus Timetable for more information.

Accommodation

This venue is located in central Auckland and has a large range of accommodation options in close proximity including Grand Millennium, Heritage Auckland and CityLife Auckland.