About Us

EVANZ (The Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand) is a professional organisation providing leadership and building excellence for entertainment venues. EVANZ is the peak body representing the venue industry in New Zealand with a membership of over 120 venues nationally, including theatres, event centres, outdoor stadia and convention centres.

EVANZ is committed to developing skills and knowledge in the venue industry by the collective sharing of information and practices to generate enhanced business opportunities. 

Just as basketball and classical music have a common purpose in entertainment, so do the theatres, convention centres, stadia, arenas and exhibition centres that provide the venues. The entertainment industry requires greater skills in management, marketing, staff training, research and innovation. EVANZ was formed to encourage the development of these skills through communication and exchange of information.

EVANZ is a professional organisation providing leadership and builds excellence for entertainment venues.  EVANZ facilitates the collective sharing of information, enhancement of skills and development of best practice in the entertainment venues.

Venues from throughout New Zealand can join EVANZ on an annual basis.  Suppliers of goods and services to venues can join as associate members on an annual basis.

Click here for more information about joining EVANZ.