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Links - Music Venues

Links for New Zealand's leading live music venues.
12 Bar
Back in February 2020, 12 Bar opened as a Blues focused live music venue and craft beer bar. Now welcoming shows of all sizes from across the genre spectrum, 12 Bar caters for a max capacity of 240 ticket holders.

12 Bar has an outdoor courtyard with an on-site food truck, Craft Eats. As a converted warehouse, the adjustable venue layout can be scaled as per ticket numbers. For max capacity events, they have a spacious dance floor with booth seating, or more intimate options including table seating, couches and bar leaners.
Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Ashburton
Official website for the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.
Barfoot & Thompson Stadium, Auckland
The established Barfoot Stadium offers facilities of quality for indoor sports, meetings, exhibitions and major social occasions located in the Eastern Suburbs, Auckland.
Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga
One of the newest venues in Tauranga, more suitable to classical music styles.
Big Fan
Big Fan is a new not-for-profit, multi-purpose music space located in Morningside, Aotearoa New Zealand. Offering three world-class recording studios and a live music venue all under one roof, the team at Big Fan are dedicated to helping people fulfil their ambitions through music.
Black Barn Vineyards, Hawkes Bay
Black Barn is a small vineyard just five minutes from the Village of Havelock North in Hawkes Bay Wine Country.
Britomart, Auckland
Welcome to BritomartBritomart is a vibrant shopping, entertainment and business precinct in the heart of downtown Auckland.
Butlers Reef, Oakura
Butlers Reef is located 10 mins south of New Plymouth on Surf Hwy 45.
Caroline, Wellington
Official website for Wellington venue, Caroline,
Cassette Number Nine, Auckland
A brief sojourn down Vulcan Lane in Auckland's Central City will soon bring you to No. 9, and up an enigmatic flight of stairs a renowned music venue / restaurant / bar / club space awaits you - a space home to countless legends, stars, curiosities, oddities and tall tales of decadent debauchery over the years.
Claudelands, Hamilton
Unique in Australasia, Claudelands Arena’s C-shape configuration brings you closer to the action.
Common Room Bar, Hastings
The Common Room Bar is a small venue in central Hastings with a capacity of just over 100. Originally started as a one-room craft beer bar we have morphed into a live music venue with live music three to four nights a week.
Danny Doolan's, Auckland
Located at the heart of the America’s Cup Village in the Auckland Viaduct Basin, Danny Doolan’s is the quintessential Irish Bar.
Dark Room, Christchurch
Established in October 2011.
Ding Dong Lounge, Auckland
Ding Dong Lounge is a Rock bar in the down town vacinity, welcoming business patrons & rockers alike.
Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland
The Ellen Melville Centre is an Auckland Council community hub in the centre of Auckland city.
Empire Tavern, Auckland
The Empire Tavern is one of Auckland's leading entertainment venues.
Entertainment Venues Association NZ
EVANZ is the peak body representing the entertainment venue industry in New Zealand, with a membership of over 120 venues nationally including theatres, event centres, outdoor spaces, stadia and convention centres.
Eventfinda Stadium, Auckland
Website for Auckland's Eventfinda Stadium.
Fairfield House, Nelson
Nestled in seven acres of beautiful woodlands and gardens, Fairfield House is one of Nelson's most prestigious historic homes.
Galatos, Auckland
Iconic inner city live music and function venue just off K’ Rd, established circa 1912. Available for hire for gigs, concerts, dance nights, film nights, film shoots, corporate events. Hire one level or all three.
Hopetoun Alpha, Auckland
Hopetoun Alpha is a majestic historic building which has been beautifully restored for its current use as a function and event venue in the heart of Auckland city.
Howick Club, Auckland
The Howick Club, a member of the NZ Chartered Clubs Association, is a large, modern facility with a membership base of over 3000 members coming from all walks of life and drawn mainly from the Howick & Pakuranga areas of Manukau City.
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Capacity: Between 1255-1290 over three levels seated, or 1300 with the first five rows removed.
Kumeu Live, Kumeu
Kumeu Live is a not for profit organisation with the sole purpose of supporting live original music in the developing Kumeu area. It has been running since 2016 and concerts are curated to maintain a high standard of performance.
Le Cafe, Picton
Le Café offers the best in contemporary Continental dining, using locally sourced ingredients, to be enjoyed with local wines, the best beers, and live music. The coffee is the finest in Picton as is the view!
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Cafe restaurant situated one hour north of Auckland.
The Loons is an alluring live music & performance venue in the renovated, historic Loons building in Lyttelton, Christchurch.
Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai
The historic Mangawhai Tavern is adjacent to the old port where the ships were loaded with the Kauri milled from the bush.
Mission Estate Winery, Napier
New Zealand's oldest winery and home to the annual Mission Estate concert.
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Previously known as Ericsson Stadium, Mt Smart Stadium is Auckland's leading outdoor concert venue and home to the Big Day Out.
Mystery Creek, Hamilton
Mystery Creek hosts many musical events each year, including Parachute.
Neck of the Woods, Auckland
K Road, Auckland based live music venue.
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Hamilton’s underground retro lounge with cool sounds, live entertainment, coffee, food, beers, spirits and wine. Centrally located in the business part of town. Close to shopping centre, hotels and restaurants.
Penguin Club, Oamaru
Music venue in Oamaru
Powerstation, Auckland
If walls could talk, the intimate surrounds of Auckland music mecca the Powerstation would rattle off legendary tales that take in nearly 30 years of live music history. From its pride of place at the top of Mt Eden Road, this much revered venue has played host to the biggest names in the business, allowing local music lovers to witness headliners like Beastie Boys, the Ramones, Soundgarden and Run-DMC up close and personal.
Regent on Broadway Theatre, Palmerston North
Established in Palmerston North on the 4th of July, 1930.
San Francisco Bathhouse, Wellington
Historically, San Francisco Bath House has had a reputation for being a rock venue but in recent years it has become home to a wider spectrum of live entertainment. Wednesday through Saturday nights feature an eclectic mix of REAL local, national and international acts cutting across many genres, subgenres, scenes and micro-scenes.
Seumus’ Irish Bar, Picton
Seumus’ Irish Bar is Picton’s best live music venue. Music can be found 7 nights a week through Summer and every weekend during winter.

Seumus’ Irish Bar, Picton, South Island, New Zealand.... make Seumus’ your first stop!
SkyCity, Auckland
Home to Atrium Bar and Bar 3.
Smash Palace, Gisborne
Judged New Zealand's Best Music Entertainment Venue
Sofar Sounds, Auckland, Wellington & Dunedin
Sofar transforms everyday spaces - like a living room or retail shop - and turns it into a captivating venue for secret, live shows, creating an immersive experience that brings guests and artists closer together. Each Sofar is small, and typically features three diverse acts, with no headliner.
Spark Arena, Auckland
The entertainment hub of the Pacific.
Surreal, Queenstown
Surreal opened its doors in 1997 and has been going strong now for over 10 years.
The Arts Junction
The Junction Theatre nestled within The Arts Junction is a boutique performance and event venue available for hire for musicians and entertainers to meet, perform and play small gigs. The Arts Junction is the arts hub of Katikati at 36 Main Road, Katikati.
The Bedford School Of Music Entertainment Venues, Oamaru
Family Entertainment Venue(s) in Oamaru (upto 150 seats or 400+ standing room), Licensed or Unlicensed venue, Grounds for weddings & Music Festivals, Practice space, Dance Hall, Dressing rooms, Demo recording, Band mentoring & hire space for conferences.
The Bedford, Christchurch
Facebook Page for The Bedford live entertainment venue.
The Blue Pub, Methven
Live music venue, bar and restaurant.
The Boathouse, Nelson
The Boathouse is an attractive heritage building situated over the sea on the picturesque Nelson Haven, that operates as a Clubhouse, Event & Performance Space, Cafe and Function Venue.
The Butter Factory, Whangarei
The Butter Factory pride themselves on hosting a wide range of performances, and welcome enquiries from all genres.
The Cabana, Napier
New Zealand’s oldest pure rock’n’roll venue has a history dating all the way back to the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake and a live music legacy that goes back to the 1950's.
The Cashmere Club, Christchurch
A leading Christchurch club for sports and leisure. Sports bars, beer gardens, a restaurant including outdoor dining and full conference, wedding and function venue facilities.
The Mussel Inn, Onekaka
A laid-back establishment located in Onekaka.
The Royal Hotel, Palmerston North
Facebook page for Palmerston North's The Royal.
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
The Tuning Fork offers the full expertise and technical support of all Vector Arena’s infrastructure and staff, including management and marketing back up.
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Underground bar and music venue in St Kevin's Arcade.
Totara Street, Mt Maunganui
Totara Street is an events and entertainment venue located in the heart of Mount Maunganui. The facilities at Totara Street are used for a number of different events, workshops and corporate functions. Having the ability to set the room up for an intimate vibe with 20 people, or open both levels and house up to 400 patrons is what sets us apart.
UFO, Auckland
UFO is an underground live music venue based in Auckland.
Valhalla, Wellington
Valhalla - (formerly Medusa/Hole In The Wall/Valve) is Wellington's only dedicated alternative music venue.
Vic Brewbar, Nelson
To The Upper Nelson restaurant there at the Vic! The Vic has a variety of features in their Nelson pub, and top hospitality to match that are fine qualities to look for when searching for the perfect venue. Feel free to contact The Vic at any time to plan your next function.
Water Bar Wanaka
Live music venue in Wanaka with full in house PA system (KV2), 250-280 capacity. Water Bar in Wanaka has hosted an array of musicians and DJ's including, Tiki Taane, Ladi6, Hollie Smith, Jon Toogood, Summer Thieves, Dolphin Friendly, Upbeats, Truth, Concord Dawn, Trei, Sticky Buds, Mako Road, Freestylers, Krafty Kuts & Charlie 2NA to name a few. They also support up and coming bands new to the music scene as well as local bands and DJ's.
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Run by a collective of like minded Whammy Bar regulars, Whammy Bar is a bar and music venue on K Road, Auckland.
The weirdest, coolest little bar and live music venue in New Zealand.
Zeal, Hamilton, West Auckland & Wellington
The official website for Zeal, based in Hamilton, West Auckland and Wellington.

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