Civic Square - venue for hire

Wellington's inner-city Civic Square can be hired for public, non-commercial events and concerts.

Civic Square.
Civic Square


Off Victoria Street bounded by the Town Hall, Council buildings, Wellington Central Library and City Gallery


Concert capacity is 4,000 people standing

Indoor / outdoor



  • Power: one 63-amp, one 45-amp, three 32-amp, five 10-amp outlets
  • Water
  • Marquee ground points to aid construction
  • Stage for hire
  • PA system and technician for hire
  • Events caravans (Wellington City Council)


Free for non-profit organisations, events and charities


  • Pedestrian access over the City to Sea bridge from the waterfront, off Victoria Street, Wakefield Street and Jervois Quay
  • Vehicle access from Victoria Street opposite Mercer Street through locked bollards
  • Vehicle weight limited to 10,000kg maximum reducing to 2,500kg in certain areas

Make a booking

When you request a booking to hold an event, tell us:

  • what you would like to do
  • what location you’re considering
  • your preferred date
  • set up and pack down times
  • total number of people expected
  • if food will be sold
  • if alcohol will be sold or supplied
  • what equipment will be used at the event.

Depending on the scale of your event, you may need to give us at least 2 months' notice. Larger or more complex events may need 6–9 months' notice.

Request a booking

Contact us

Community Events Administrator

Phone: (04) 499 4444