condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white


199 standing cocktail | 199 theatre

A unique, professional venue for conferences, lectures and presentations

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

The Auditorium at a glance:

  • 199 seats, with space for guests in the Auditorium lobby for cocktails
  • Everything you need to host lectures, conferences, presentations and performances

The Auditorium sits within the giant Fijian kauri bowl 'suspended' in the Atrium. Each seat has a fold out tray for note-taking, and a clear sightline to the speaker or performer.

You and your guests can also explore the Museum after hours, with private tours of the galleries or a performance from our Māori cultural performers. Unique gifts for your guests are available from the Museum Store.

Unique events in the Auditorium


View floor plans and 3D tour

When is the venue available?

The Auditorium is available for evening events, 7 days a week, 364 days a year (closed Christmas day). The Museum must be cleared of all guests and staff by 2am, so we suggest finishing your event by midnight.

How much does it cost?

The Auditorium venue hire fee is $1,500 (excluding GST) and includes AV installed in the space. The Auditorium Lobby can be hired as a stand-alone venue for $1000 (excluding GST).

Professional cleaning and security host charges also apply and are excluded from the above price. Please contact us for further details.

Make an enquiry today

Our professional events team can assist you in delivering a seamless event in a venue your guests will not forget.

To discuss your event at Auckland Museum, please contact us by phone on +64 9 302 9765 or via email by completing the form below.



Looking for a different venue?

Is the Auditorium not quite right for your event? Try one of our other venues.