Spaces for hire
Hold your meeting, workshop, or rehearsal at Toi Pōneke, or rent an office or a studio and join our resident community.
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.
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.
Note: If you are a first-time customer, you will need to come in during reception hours so staff can show you the room(s) and explain procedures.
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 for groups of five and over ($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.