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Event venues

Conference facilities and venues for hire.

Council owned facilities

Our theatres are suitable venues for seminars, weddings and any other community activity.  They are also our 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 is 15,000

Council owned venues for hire

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

Reserves and sports grounds

Council reserves and sports grounds are available for some events.

You need to let us know if you're planning to get married on the beach or any other council reserve including the Botanical Gardens or the James Parker Memorial Rose Garden.  

For more information about the use of a council reserve