Spaces for hire

Hold your meeting, workshop, or rehearsal at Toi Pōneke, or rent an office or a studio and join our resident community.

Customer Notice

Our West Building has recently been notified with an Earthquake Prone Yellow Notice.

When making your booking, please be aware the Dance Studio, Meeting Room West and Upper Chamber are in the West Building.

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rooms

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.


Community Room

Art class in the Community Room

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
Hourly rates
Artists' rehearsal - Off peak $10.50
Artists' rehearsal - Peak $13.50
Class or funded arts $20
Non-arts or business $26

Request this room


Dance Studio

Java Dance Theatre at practice in the Dance Studio

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
Hourly rates
Artists' rehearsal - Off peak $13
Artists' rehearsal - Peak $15.50
Class or funded arts $26
Non-arts or business $35

Request this room


Darkroom

The Darkroom

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

Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand making use of 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
Hourly rates
Artists' rehearsal - Off peak $6
Artists' rehearsal - Peak $8
Class or funded arts $10
Non-arts or business $15

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Music Studios 1 & 2

Hollywood Fun Downstairs practising in one of the smaller music studios

These two smaller studios can each fit a four-piece band, including drum kit.

Hourly rates
Artists' rehearsal - Off peak $6.50
Artists' rehearsal - Peak $12
Class or funded arts $12

Request a small studio

music studio 3

Music studio 3

The largest studio is suitable for up to six musicians and includes a sofa.

Hourly rates
Artists' rehearsal - Off peak $8.50
Artists' rehearsal - Peak $15
Class or funded arts $15

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Upper Chamber

The Upper Chamber set out for a meeting

 

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
Hourly rates
Artists' rehearsal - Off peak $11
Artists' rehearsal - Peak $15
Class or funded arts $25
Non-arts or business $35

Request this room


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
Friday Off-peak Off-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.


Art Studios

Open studio day at Toi Pōneke

Open studio day at Toi Pōneke

Weekly rent for a studio ranges from $50 (shared studio) to $140 (individual studio), including GST.

Our resident artists include:

  • costumers
  • graphic designers
  • jewellers
  • model makers
  • multimedia artists
  • musicians
  • painters
  • photographers
  • sculptors
  • writers.

To apply for a studio, please include your CV and some examples of your work.


Offices

Arts Access Aotearoa hard at work

Arts Access Aotearoa hard at work

Weekly rent for an office ranges from $80 to $500, excluding GST.

Our resident arts organisations and creative businesses include:

  • authors
  • festival and theatre trusts
  • film makers
  • music producers
  • performing arts organisations
  • playwrights
  • 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

Multimedia artist Jossette Chiang in Studio 29

Multimedia artist Jossette Chiang in Studio 29

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.