Spaces for hire
Hold your meeting, workshop, or rehearsal at Toi Pōneke, or rent an office or a studio and join our resident community.
We have facilities you can hire during the day, such as meeting rooms, music studios, rehearsal spaces, a dance studio and a darkroom.
Available from 7.30am to midnight, daily.
We can also supply:
- chairs, trestle tables and whiteboards (free)
- data projector ($30 per day)
- drum kit for music room ($10 per session)
- tea and coffee ($3 per person)
For more information, contact us.
This multifunctional room is available for art classes, rehearsals and small meetings. It comes with 10 large wooden easels, chairs, tables and a large wash trough.
Seats 35 people
- Measures 5.5m by 10m
|Artists' rehearsal - Off peak||$10.50|
|Artists' rehearsal - Peak||$13.50|
|Class or funded arts||$20|
|Non-arts or business||$26|
The Dance Studio has a sprung wooden floor, mirrors and a pull-down projector screen. It is a suitable rehearsal space for small dance troupes, dance classes, and theatrical troupes, and can also be used for large meetings and presentations.
- Seats 50 people
- Measures 12.5m by 7m
|Artists' rehearsal - Off peak||$13|
|Artists' rehearsal - Peak||$15.50|
|Class or funded arts||$26|
|Non-arts or business||$35|
This purpose-built darkroom has two enlargers, a photo-processing sink and all the equipment you need for developing black-and-white images. Just bring your own chemicals and paper.
- Suitable for two people at a time
- Rates: $5 per hour or $25 per day
Meeting Room West
Meeting Room West is suitable for small meetings. It has a large board room table and a white board mounted to the wall.
- Seats 8 people
- Measures 3.5m by 5.3m
|Artists' rehearsal - Off peak||$6|
|Artists' rehearsal - Peak||$8|
|Class or funded arts||$10|
|Non-arts or business||$15|
Music Studios 1 & 2
These two smaller studios can each fit a four-piece band, including drum kit.
music studio 3
The largest studio is suitable for up to six musicians and includes a sofa.
This carpeted multifunctional room has good natural light and a high ceiling. It is popular for theatre rehearsals, presentations, workshops and meetings.
- Seats up to 50 people
- Measures 8m by 8m
|Artists' rehearsal - Off peak||$11|
|Artists' rehearsal - Peak||$15|
|Class or funded arts||$25|
|Non-arts or business||$35|
About our room rates
artists' rehearsal rate
A subsidised rate for rehearsals, free events, or classes of less than three students.
class or funded rate
Partially-subsidised rate for funded arts events and classes of more than three students.
non-arts business rate
Unsubsidised rate for non-arts or commercial arts events.
peak and off-peak times
|7.30am - 5pm||5pm - 11.30pm|
|Mon - Thurs||Off-peak||Peak|
|Saturday - Sunday||Peak||Off Peak|
Studios & offices
We lease to practising artists, arts organisations and creative businesses working across all disciplines. This community is known as Toi Pōneke's residents.
Residents can choose a short-term or a long-term lease, and from a range of room sizes. All rooms have 24/7 access, natural light and external-facing windows that open. The facilities include communal kitchens, toilets and seating areas.
Weekly rent for a studio ranges from $50 (shared studio) to $140 (individual studio), including GST.
Our resident artists include:
- graphic designers
- model makers
- multimedia artists
To apply for a studio, please include your CV and some examples of your work.
Weekly rent for an office ranges from $80 to $500, excluding GST.
Our resident arts organisations and creative businesses include:
- festival and theatre trusts
- film makers
- music producers
- performing arts organisations
- sound engineers
- theatre producers
- web developers.
To apply for an office, please include your CV and some examples of your work.
Studio 29 project room
This room is suitable for short- or long-term projects, such as films or travelling theatre productions.
- Measures 17m²
- Rates: $75 per week
To book the project room, please contact us with details of your project.