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Boasting six-metre-high ceilings, fantastic natural light and great acoustics, Te Whaea is a great performance space that can also cater to meetings and conferences.

Te Whaea National Dance & Drama Centre

  • Location

    11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

  • Website

    Te Whaea

The unique spaces at Te Whaea offer great rehearsal and performance spaces for theatre, dance or music groups. It also offers creative appeal for corporate guests. 

Te Whaea is New Zealand’s national dance and drama centre, and home to the New Zealand Drama School and School of Dance. 

There are 18 flexible meeting and conference spaces for business and community groups. These range from several drama and dance studios with sprung floors. To meeting rooms, event spaces, performance spaces, and theatres. 

The team at Te Whaea can also help manage your events with the box office and ticketing services. 

The centre is located in Newtown and is close to the city and public transport.

Highlights

  • Access to two performing arts schools and connections with the Wellington arts community. 
  • Unique space with high studs, good acoustics, and sprung floors. 
  • There are more than 200 car parks and a bus stop right outside.
Boasting six-metre-high ceilings, fantastic natural light and great acoustics, Te Whaea is a great performance space that can also cater to meetings and conferences.

Rooms available

Space name Floor area Theatre Banquet Cabaret Cocktail Classroom Boardroom
Te Whaea Theatre 398m2 164 200 180 250 - -
Basement Theatre 437m2 50 50 50 50 - -
SEEyD Space 96m2 48 48 48 48 - -
Plaza 439m2 350 200 250 350 - -
Drama 1 279m2 100 80 80 250 100 -
Drama 2 200m2 80 60 60 200 80 -
Drama 3 216m2 80 60 60 200 80 -
Drama 5 36m2 - - - - 28 28
Drama 6 38m2 - - - - 20 20
Drama 10 370m2 50 - 80 185 185  
Screen Lab 109m2 50 - - 50 - -
Dance 1 370m2 90 - - 250 - -
Dance 2 235m2 50 - - - 50 -
Dance 3 266m2 50 - - - 50 -
Dance 4 234m2 50 - - - 50 -
Dance 5 81m2 - - - - 20 -
Admin Meeting Room 13m2 - - - - - 6
Meeting Room 31m2 - - - - - 13
Boasting six-metre-high ceilings, fantastic natural light and great acoustics, Te Whaea is a great performance space that can also cater to meetings and conferences.