Michael Fowler Centre

As Wellington’s largest venue provider, Venues Wellington manage six iconic venues all located in a walkable and wonderful harbourside precinct.

Michael Fowler Centre

Wellington's main stage for international conferences and leading performing artists, this much-loved part of the Wellington skyline sits right at the heart of the capital city's civic and cultural precinct. Boasting a three-level glass facade and finished throughout with native timbers and Italian marble, "the sheer magnificence of the internal space" has seen the Michael Fowler Centre win numerous architecture awards.

Unique Features:
  • The main Auditorium seats up to 2,209 for concerts and has a classroom capacity for 1,035 persons
  • Adjacent to the main Auditorium are three supporting breakout rooms
  • There are over 2,000 hotel beds within a five minute walk of the centre, and up to 4,500 beds within a 10 minute drive
  • A public car park with more than 75 spaces is conveniently located adjacent to the centre with direct access to the venue
  • The vibrant wall hangings in the main foyers represent the different moods of the Wellington weather.

Location and contact information

111 Wakefield Street
PO Box 2219
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Phone: +64 (04) 8014231
Fax: +64 (04) 8014277

Capacity Information

  • Auditorium
  • Conference/Meeting

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