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Wellington’s Town Hall is a major Wellington venue with unique characteristics. Its architectural features add a grand dimension to any event. When the earthquake strengthening work has finished, the Town Hall will be a stronger and safer event space for our city to enjoy.
Each year a large variety of events, conferences, exhibitions and concerts are held at the Town Hall. The main auditorium is known as one of the best in the world acoustically, especially for symphonic and choral works. It's one of the best venues in New Zealand to hear the NZ Symphony Orchestra.
Beatles concert in Wellington Town Hall in 1964
Many other concerts have been held at the Town Hall, including pop, country, classical, chamber and pipe organ.
Visitors have also experienced a raft of other events such as:
Various members of royalty have also visited the Town Hall. In our photo gallery below, see the photo of Queen Elizabeth II with the Mayor Robert Macalister during her 1953-1954 Commonwealth tour.
These figures show how our Town Hall has been used recently. In a year, on average:
For architectural details about Wellington Town Hall , see:
Town Hall Architectural History
To learn more about the Town Hall's earthquake strengthening project, see
Town Hall Strengthening - About the Project
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