Hawke’s Bay Venues
Take a look through the venues around Hawke’s Bay to find the perfect match for your event.
Address: Black Barn Vineyards, Black Barn Road, Havelock North
Phone: 06 877 7985
Style of music that is played at venue: All music types.
5 words that best describe your venue: Outdoor, renowned fo acoustics, sight-lines and atmosphere.
Layout & Capacity: A purpose built Amphitheatre with large flat grassed terraces mean concert-goers sit in comfort with close uninterrupted views of the stage and the whole of Hawke’s Bay as their backdrop. Every terrace is fairy lit for concerts and the entire amphitheatre is surrounded by a circle of 50 year-old muscatel grapes. The Amphitheatre style layout has 11 terraces, seating two rows per terrace. Capacity 1750-1844 depending on the show, seating or grass terrace seated options.
The venue is typically supplied as a concert-ready fixture. It has a permanent stage with weatherproof hood erected for the shows, understage space available, luxe greenroom and catering onsite. For technical details please contact us directly.
Standard performer payment arrangement, how does this work at your venue: POA
Do you supply sound engineer and how much does this cost: No, we do though highly reccommend Sight and Sound production company to complete production requirements to a high standard and local.
Address: 11 Shakespeare Road Napier City
Facebook: The Cabana
Style of music that is played at venue: All types of Music / Comedy and Dance.
5 words that best describe your venue: NZ’s oldest Pure Live Music Venue.
Layout & Capacity: Main stage and a smaller 2nd stage at the entrance end. Capacity 250. A large carpark is free to use Friday night to Sunday.
Is an In-house PA or mixing desk Available:
All PA / Lights / and gears provided. Some back line provided as well. For PA specs go to website www.cabana.net.nz.
Standard performer payment arrangement, how does this work at your venue: Artists take door venue takes bar. NO hirage fees.
Do you supply sound engineer and how much does this cost: In house engineer for big stage $120. Small stage $60.
Do you help market and promote gigs:
The Cabana has 8,500 followers on its facebook page which is boosted weekly for adverting purposes.
The Cabana uses Mail Chimp to email 1,800 subscribers at least once a week.
The Cabana has 654 followers on instagram.
The Cabana advertisers with 100.7 Bay FM the only true local Radio, with artist interviews and personally voiced adds by the Guv’ Roy Brown weekly.
Church Road Winery
Names: Katy Wedde, Mitch Hyndman, Brent Pilcher
Address: 150 Church Road, Taradale, Napier
Phone: 06-833 8225
Style of music that is played at venue: Quite a broad mix of contemporary styles of pop, jazz, rock avoiding extremes of heavy metal, gangster rap, hip hop and alternative.
5 words that best describe your venue:
Internal – rustic, warm, inviting, atmospheric,
External – spacious, open, family friendly
Names: Gerard Barron
Address: 227 Heretaunga St East, Hastings
Style of music that is played at venue: All genres (except maybe death metal)
5 words that best describe your venue:
Cosy, quirky, intimate, great hospitalityLayout & Capacity: 100 standing, 70 seated
Standard performer payment arrangement, how does this work at your venue: Artists take the door, we take the bar
Do you supply sound engineer and how much does this cost: We can do basic gigs in house or have contacts for quality sound engineers
Do you help market and promote gigs: Will happily print posters and use our large social media precence to promo all gigs
Contact: Otis Robinson
Address: 20 Awatoto road Meeanee
Phone : (06)8343986 or 022 452 3522
Style of Music: We cover most bases but tend to steer clear of Heavy Metal and Hard house/drum and bass electronica.
Describe in 5 words: Rustic, outdoors, open plan, unique, welcoming.
Layout: We have 2 main areas we utilize outside and we also have 2 areas inside we use as well. In saying that we can create other areas if that’s more suitable for the occasion.
Capacity: Outside we can hold 200-250 people comfortably. Inside about 130 seated.
Standard performer payment arrangement, how does this work at your venue: We sit on average at $400 for 3 hours for our Solo or duet style performers. If we are promoting a full band we would base that on ticket sales with a small retainer if required.
Do you supply sound engineer and how much does this cost: No
Address: 17 Carlyle Street
Style of music that is played at venue: All Genres from Jazz to Djent, Classical to Metal
5 words that best describe your venue: Loungy, retro, cozy with great sound and lights
Layout & Capacity: Large open plan room with lounge style seating, 120 Capacity, Large stage (5m x 7.2m) with greenroom
Is an In-house PA or mixing desk Available:
– Excellent sounding room with great PA,
– RCF 400 series Dual 15″ tops, RCF 18″ Subs
– 4 RCF 12″ powered monitors with Sub, 4 monitor feeds
– X18 Digital Mixing desk, Live multitrack recording available
– Range of backline available for use
– Pork Pie 7 Piece Drum Kit with Cymbals and Stands
– Marshall JMP 50 1970 Head/ Greenback Marshall Cab
– Marshall JCM800 1989 Head/ 4×12 V30/G12 Cab
– Ampeg 8×10 Bass Cab and 450w Head
– Full array of mics and stands
– Broadwood Piano in tune
Standard performer payment arrangement, how does this work at your venue:
Artist to take 100% of door, Artist to pay Lighting Tech Fee (Usually $60)
Artist to Pay Sound Tech Fee (Usually $120 or free if over 60 persons through the door)
Do you supply sound engineer and how much does this cost:
Yes experienced sound engineer available (Usually $120 or free if over 60 persons through the door)
Do you help market and promote gigs:
– We have strong social media presence, fb and instagram
– We offer postering services at good rates
– Some radio advertising
– Local newspaper
Shed 2 on the Quay
Address: 56 West Quay Ahuriri
Phone: 021 487 678 – 06 835 2202
Style of music that is played at venue: All genres
5 words that best describe your venue: Rustic historic converted wool store
Layout & Capacity:
– Bar and menu serviced open plan
– Capacity 180 pax
– 1 Stage
Is an In-house PA or mixing desk Available: No
Standard performer payment arrangement, how does this work at your venue: Mostly we provide the venue and entertainer takes the door.
Do you supply sound engineer : No
Do you help market and promote gigs: On our social media
Address: 110 Taradale Road
Phone: 06 843 4355
Style of music that is played at venue: Covers Bands
5 words that best describe your venue: Open-plan, clean, spacious, outdoors, great music, sports bar
Layout & Capacity: Large open plan venue inc gaming machines, outdoor area, pool tables, stage
Standard performer payment arrangement, how does this work at your venue: No cover charge, venue pays performers.
Do you help market and promote gigs: Yes, sometimes
Te Awanga Estate
Name: Jo Throp
Address: 376 Parkhill Road, Te Awanga
Style of music that is played at venue: All
5 words that best describe your venue: open-air, vineyard, natural amphitheater, chilled
Layout & Capacity: One outdoor stage, playing up to the cellar door with vines and a view as a backdrop. People sit on the hillside under the shady trees. Pax 500.
Standard performer payment arrangement, how does this work at your venue: Variable
Do you supply sound engineer and how much does this cost: No
Do you help market and promote gigs: Yes
The Urban Winery
Address: 3 Ossian Street, Napier
Phone: 06 650 3353
Facebook: The Urban Winery
Style of music that is played at venue: All. Latin, Folk, Acoustic, Rock, DJ, Jazz, Covers, Blues
5 words that best describe your venue: Versatile, Rustic-Chic, Unique, Open-plan, Classy
Layout & Capacity: Fairly open floor plan with moveable furniture and dimmable lights. Can seat 100 and fit 140 people standing.
Is an In-house PA or mixing desk Available: If no leave blank / If yes describe: Yes, standard but high quality in-house PA system.
Standard performer payment arrangement, how does this work at your venue: Either a fixed pay or a door charge with higher compensation for the artist.
Do you supply sound engineer and how much does this cost: No.
Do you help market and promote gigs: Yes. We use our website and social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Eventfinda.
Planning on going on tour? or just want to perform on a new stage? To save you time our team has put together a list of venues around New Zealand, so be sure to check them out.
The facilities at Alexandra Park are some of best in Auckland.
Hamilton’s premiere music venue.
Backbeat has been set up to help promote music in New Zealand.
With a look, feel and atmosphere unlike any other venue in New Zealand, Backbeat is said to be a music museum designed for private functions/live music and public events.
The established Barfoot Stadium offers facilities of quality for indoor sports, meetings, exhibitions and major social occasions located in the Eastern Suburbs, Auckland.
One of the newest venues in Tauranga, more suitable to classical music styles.
Black Barn is a small vineyard just five minutes from the Village of Havelock North in Hawkes Bay Wine Country.
Blue Smoke is a live music venue housed in the beautifully renovated Tannery precinct of Woolston, Christchurch.
Welcome to BritomartBritomart is a vibrant shopping, entertainment and business precinct in the heart of downtown Auckland.
Butlers Reef is located 10 mins south of New Plymouth on Surf Hwy 45.
The legendary Cabana in Napier is being given a new lease on life as an entertainment venue, thanks to a collective of Napier personalities.
Official website for Wellington venue, Caroline,
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.
Unique in Australasia, Claudelands Arena’s C-shape configuration brings you closer to the action.
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.
Established in October 2011.
Ding Dong Lounge is a Rock bar in the down town vacinity, welcoming business patrons & rockers alike.
The Empire Tavern is one of Auckland’s leading entertainment venues.
EVANZ facilitates the collective sharing of information, enhancement of skills and knowledge, and development of best practice among NZ’s entertainment venues.
Website for Auckland’s Eventfinda Stadium.
Nestled in seven acres of beautiful woodlands and gardens, Fairfield House is one of Nelson’s most prestigious historic homes.
Taupo’s finest traditional Irish Pub & family restaurant.
Galatos official website.
With an across the board music policy, Wellington’s Good Luck bar is open 7 days a week.
Hamilton City Theatres is Hamilton City Council’s operational arm for three of the city’s best venues. Under the Hamilton City Theatres brand, and a single management, each has distinctively different facilities and all three theatres are located within Hamilton’s CBD where accommodation, restaurants and bars are all within easy walking distance.
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.
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.
Capacity: Between 1255-1290 over three levels seated, or 1300 with the first five rows removed.
Kumeu Live’s goal is to encourage the performance of original music, to a listening audience at the Kumeu Arts Centre. It is a non profit organisation. It’s first concerts were in June 2016.
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!
Cafe restaurant situated one hour north of Auckland.
The historic Mangawhai Tavern is adjacent to the old port where the ships were loaded with the Kauri milled from the bush.
New Zealand’s oldest winery and home to the annual Mission Estate concert.
Previously known as Ericsson Stadium, Mt Smart Stadium is Auckland’s leading outdoor concert venue and home to the Big Day Out.
Mystery Creek hosts many musical events each year, including Parachute.
K Road, Auckland based live music venue.
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.
Music venue in Oamaru
Official website for the Ponsonby Social Club.
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.
Established in Palmerston North on the 4th of July, 1930.
Official website for Sale St.
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 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!
Home to Atrium Bar and Bar 3.
Judged New Zealand’s Best Music Entertainment Venue
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.
Sound Base is Christchurch’s most exciting practice space for bands and musicians. Sound Base is a fully equipped room with everything you need to practice and create amazing music. Sound Base is located in Sockburn and can cater to all groups and individuals at any time of any day or night.
The entertainment hub of the Pacific.
Website for the St James in Wellington.
For 20 years, Auckland has seen the heart and soul of its live entertainment scene being housed in what is now an iconic presence on K’Road, the Studio.
Surreal opened its doors in 1997 and has been going strong now for over 10 years.
Bar Tabac is one of Auckland’s coolest bars, an institution serving Auckland since 1997. It has become a favourite night spot, providing an ambient sophisticated setting in a rustic heritage building in the back streets of Downtown Auckland City.
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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 Blue likes to think that it’s one of Canterbury’s major live venues for music.
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 pride themselves on hosting a wide range of performances, and welcome enquiries from all genres.
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 Tuning Fork offers the full expertise and technical support of all Vector Arena’s infrastructure and staff, including management and marketing back up.
Old fashioned steam paddler, live music moonlight cruising on Lake Rotorua. Max capacity 300 people cocktail style, 220 seated. Ample room for bands, good sound. Unique setting, unique experience.
New Plymouth’s premier live music venue.
A laid-back establishment located in Onekaka.
Facebook page for Palmerston North’s The Royal.
The Vic is a mixed use community cinema, cafe and performing arts space.
Underground bar and music venue in St Kevin’s Arcade.
Premier Live Music Venue in the heart of Mount Maunganui.
A 423 sq meter events room with a mezzanine floor covering the full length and width of the venue, with a maximum capacity of 450 people. The events room is essentially a mini version of the Powerstation. Fully equipped with staging, lighting truss, Martin Audio sound system, house lighting rig and infrastructure to allow for large scale shows. Backline also available by arrangement. With high ceilings and great sightlines from downstairs and the mezzanine floor, Totara Street is the brand new premier live music venue in Tauranga.
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UFO is an underground live music venue based in Auckland.
Valhalla – (formerly Medusa/Hole In The Wall/Valve) is Wellington’s only dedicated alternative music venue.
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.
Run by a collective of like minded Whammy Bar regulars, Whammy Bar is a bar and music venue on K Road, Auckland.
The Whanganui Musicians Club, a venue often rated by visiting artists as one of the best in the land, leaving audiences buzzing and wanting more. The club has also nurtured hundreds of musicians, young and old alike, providing a safe and receptive place for performance, encouraging all forms and styles.
The Woodstock Hotel is a great venue just 5 mins from Hokitika.
The official website for Zeal, based in Hamilton, West Auckland and Wellington.