About Us

The Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) is the peak body representing the venue industry in New Zealand with a membership of 120 venues nationally.  This includes 58 theatres, 39 event centres, 12 outdoor stadia and 11 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.

Membership types

We currently offer two levels of EVANZ Membership.

Venue Membership
There are many benefits to becoming a Full EVANZ member including listings in our National Venue Directory and access to Members only areas and resources on this website.

Associate Membership and Trade/Services Directory 
Our Trade Directory listings are by invitation only - consisting of businesses and people who supply goods and services to the venue sector. To be listed in our online Trade Directory requires a recommendation from one of our Member venues and, upon acceptance, the payment of an annual fee which entitles you to Associate Membership status. 

Membership Information