Introduction

Aotea Centre is the flagship among ten iconic venues for Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events. Located in the heart of Auckland city, Aotea Centre is a vibrant home for performing arts in the city as well as an ideal venue for conferences, tradeshows, meetings, gala dinners, cocktail functions and more. 

Housing New Zealand’s largest modern tiered auditorium, it can seat more than 2,000 people over three levels. However, with expansive foyers and a range of flexible meeting spaces with multiple breakout rooms, the Centre can host small intimate gatherings as well as large, world-class conferences.  The Centre’s position in the middle of the city centre means shopping, dining, accommodation and entertainment options are all within easy walking distance, as are public transport options.

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.

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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. It really was a fabulous event and everyone left energised and impressed by the venue."

Wendy Pafalani

Wendy Pafalani

Rooms

Capacities

Venue / room capacity
theatreTheatre
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
CocktailCocktail
boardroomBoardroom
Aotea Centre
2139
376
44
464
580
1000
Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre Total
Size: 2330m²
Ceiling height:
theatreTheatre
2139
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
CocktailCocktail
boardroomBoardroom
Size
2330m²
Ceiling height
Kiri Te Kanawa Stage
Size:
Ceiling height:
theatreTheatre
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
160
CocktailCocktail
300
boardroomBoardroom
Size
Ceiling height
theatreTheatre
778
classroomClassroom
376
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
464
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
580
CocktailCocktail
900
boardroomBoardroom
Size
909m²
Ceiling height
4.35m
Hunua Rooms excluding foyers
Size: 571m²
Ceiling height: 4.35m
theatreTheatre
528
classroomClassroom
284
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
304
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
380
CocktailCocktail
570
boardroomBoardroom
Size
571m²
Ceiling height
4.35m
Hunua 1
Size: 204m²
Ceiling height: 4.35m
theatreTheatre
186
classroomClassroom
92
u-shapeU-Shape
44
cabaretCabaret
112
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
120
CocktailCocktail
200
boardroomBoardroom
Size
204m²
Ceiling height
4.35m
Hunua 2
Size: 187m²
Ceiling height: 4.35m
theatreTheatre
185
classroomClassroom
88
u-shapeU-Shape
44
cabaretCabaret
104
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
120
CocktailCocktail
180
boardroomBoardroom
Size
187m²
Ceiling height
4.35m
Hunua 3
Size: 180m²
Ceiling height: 4.35m
theatreTheatre
169
classroomClassroom
88
u-shapeU-Shape
36
cabaretCabaret
96
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
110
CocktailCocktail
180
boardroomBoardroom
Size
180m²
Ceiling height
4.35m
theatreTheatre
350
classroomClassroom
264
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
280
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
300
CocktailCocktail
500
boardroomBoardroom
Size
518m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
theatreTheatre
322
classroomClassroom
196
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
200
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
240
CocktailCocktail
370
boardroomBoardroom
Size
368m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
Waitākere 1
Size: 137m²
Ceiling height: 2.7m
theatreTheatre
125
classroomClassroom
56
u-shapeU-Shape
36
cabaretCabaret
72
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
90
CocktailCocktail
140
boardroomBoardroom
Size
137m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
Waitākere 2
Size: 125m²
Ceiling height: 2.7m
theatreTheatre
100
classroomClassroom
40
u-shapeU-Shape
36
cabaretCabaret
56
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
70
CocktailCocktail
125
boardroomBoardroom
Size
125m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
Waitākere 3
Size: 106m²
Ceiling height: 2.7m
theatreTheatre
90
classroomClassroom
36
u-shapeU-Shape
36
cabaretCabaret
48
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
60
CocktailCocktail
100
boardroomBoardroom
Size
106m²
Ceiling height
2.7m
Limelight Rooms – Level 3
Size: 318m²
Ceiling height: 2.5m
theatreTheatre
180
classroomClassroom
92
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
120
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
140
CocktailCocktail
300
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
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
80
CocktailCocktail
125
boardroomBoardroom
Size
125m²
Ceiling height
2.5m
Limelight 2
Size: 193m²
Ceiling height: 2.5m
theatreTheatre
120
classroomClassroom
64
u-shapeU-Shape
40
cabaretCabaret
80
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
90
CocktailCocktail
190
boardroomBoardroom
Size
193m²
Ceiling height
2.5m
Waihorotiu 1
Size: 180m²
Ceiling height: 2.68m
theatreTheatre
100
classroomClassroom
60
u-shapeU-Shape
36
cabaretCabaret
80
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
90
CocktailCocktail
180
boardroomBoardroom
Size
180m²
Ceiling height
2.68m
Waihorotiu 2
Size: 40m²
Ceiling height: 2.4m
theatreTheatre
25
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
16
cabaretCabaret
16
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
20
CocktailCocktail
40
boardroomBoardroom
Size
40m²
Ceiling height
2.4m
Stalls Foyer –Level 2
Size: 800m²
Ceiling height: 2.97m
theatreTheatre
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
CocktailCocktail
800
boardroomBoardroom
Size
800m²
Ceiling height
2.97m
BNZ Circle Foyer –Level 3
Size: 460m²
Ceiling height: 4.97m
theatreTheatre
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
CocktailCocktail
460
boardroomBoardroom
Size
460m²
Ceiling height
4.97m
Air NZ Balcony Foyer - Level 5
Size: 1100m²
Ceiling height: 2.5m
theatreTheatre
classroomClassroom
u-shapeU-Shape
cabaretCabaret
Banquet (dancefloor)Banquet
CocktailCocktail
1000
boardroomBoardroom
Size
1100m²
Ceiling height
2.5m

Location

Location

The Aotea Centre at 50 Mayoral Drive is a 15-minute walk or a short bus ride from Britomart Transport Centre. Located in the Aotea Arts Quarter in Auckland’s CBD, it is a 30-minute drive from the Auckland Airport. 

Getting Here

Plan your public transport journey here, and allow extra travel time for traffic delays due to the City Rail Link project. The closest car park to Aotea Centre is The Civic Car Park, where step-free mobility access to Aotea Centre’s Level 1 is available. Check on CBD car park availability using the AT real-time parking app.

Parking Map

Accommodation

Accommodation Map

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.