Full EVANZ membership is only available to entertainment venues. 

Subscriptions are set by members at the EVANZ AGM held in November, for the following year July-June. Membership fees are renewed on 1 July each year. A subscription fee is set for a single venue, however organisations such as Council Controlled Organisations owning or managing more than one venue pay a reduced rate for the second, third, fourth and fifth venues. 

Subs (2023/2024): 

  • Single venue $667 (incl GST) – venues under 5,000 seats

  • Single Venue $1,265 (incl GST)– venues over 5,000 seats

  • Second venue $368 (incl GST) 

  • Third, fourth and fifth venue $218.50 (incl GST)

Membership Benefits

Upon acceptance of membership your venue/s will receive an invoice for the current year’s subscription.  When payment is received your venue/s becomes a member of EVANZ and the following benefits accrue.

Note it is the venue which is a member not an individual.  This means that as many of your staff as you deem appropriate can participate in EVANZ activities and have access to the members’ section on the website.

  • Venue listing on website

  • Website member section access 

  • Member distribution list 
  • Attend EVANZ annual conference and mid year meetings
  • Networking and personal contacts throughout New Zealand with a variety of venue managers and administrators
  • Identifying new business and entertainment prospects through these contacts
  • Data and information sharing, access to bench marking initiatives
  • Staff training and development
  • Career Pathway, Qualification and Training Development with Industry Training Organisation (ITO – Skills Active)
  • Eligible to apply for professional development scholarships – theatre, stadia, convention and arenas
  • Venue Hire agreement 
  • Access to – A Guide for Safe Working Practices in the NZ Theatre and Entertainment Industry
  • Access and input into guidelines and best practice formulated for members
  • International contacts and information network through VMA (Australasia Venue Managers Association), IAAM (Institute of American Auditorium Managers), and APACA (Australasian Performing Arts Centres Assn)

Through our activities and meetings EVANZ offers excellent networking opportunities not only for venue managers but also marketing personnel, operations managers and other venue professionals.

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