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Venues for hire

Conference facilities and venues for hire.

Council owned facilities

Our theatres are suited for productions, conferences, weddings and other community activities. They are also the district's venues for performing and visual arts events.

War Memorial Theatre - tiered seating for 500 

Lawson Field Theatre - auditorium seating 250, Rose Room 80 seated

Gisborne Soundshell - capacity 15,000

There are some rural community halls, but they're not owned or maintained by Council.  

Buy tickets to a show

To check what's on - go to Gisborne Theatres website(external link)

Planning a wedding or event on a reserve?

You need to let us know if you're planning to get married at the beach, the Botanical Gardens or James Parker Memorial Rose Garden or any other Council reserve. Also if you plan to hold an event at any Council reserve. 

For more information about the use of a council reserve