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Venues for hire

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 the district's venues for performing and visual arts events.

War Memorial Theatre - tiered seating for 500 

Gisborne Soundshell - capacity is 15,000

Lawson Field Theatre - is currently closed for earthquake strengthening

Our theatres provide facilities to encourage and enable the public to experience the performing and visual arts, and to provide venues suitable for seminars, weddings and other community activities.

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

Buy tickets to a show

Buy tickets from Stephen Jones Photography, 119 Gladstone Road or through TicketDirect(external link)   

Reserves and sports grounds

You need to let us know if you're planning to get married on the beach, at the rose garden or botanical gardens, or any other council reserve.  Or if you wish to hold an event on a reserve or book a sports field. 

For the form and more information about the use of a council reserve 

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