Hawkes Bay Opera House

The Hawke's Bay Opera House is a stunning fusion of Spanish Mission, Art Deco and contemporary architectural design. We offer a 'one stop shop' where our clients can arrange everything from venue hire, catering and technical equipment through a single point of contact.  Our goal is to make the event planning, coordination and delivery process easy and enjoyable for our clients. Contact our friendly event professionals today to see how we can make your event truly unique.

Over its 96 years of operation, Hawke's Bay Opera House has hosted a myriad of performance genres, from ballet to contemporary dance, operas to musical theatre, vaudeville to stand-up comedy, Shakespearean drama to pantomime and more.  Boasting newly renovated venue spaces from a ballroom, business centres, cutting edge architecturally designed display and event areas to one of the top three lyric theatres, seating 981, in the southern hemisphere, the Hawke's Bay Opera House complex is ready to take its place as one of the top entertainment and convention centres in the country.

Location and contact information

Hawke's Bay Opera House
101 Hastings Street
PO Box 1173
Hawke's Bay
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Megan Peacock Coyle
Venue Manager
Phone: 06 8715284
Fax: 06 8715281

Capacity Information

  • Theatre
  • Conference/Meeting
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