Hawke's Bay Opera House & Plaza

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The Opera House Plaza is the ultimate blank canvas waiting for you to bring your creative ideas to life.

Set adjacent to the Hawke’s Bay Opera House which is currently closed until 2016, the Opera House Plaza is the perfect venue for a wedding, gala dinner, cocktail function, exhibition or product launch.

A light, adaptable and modern indoor/outdoor venue, the Opera House Plaza is 600msq in size and features a retractable roof and excellent street profile.

The Hawke's Bay Opera House Plaza team go the extra mile, paying attention to every detail to ensure your event is a great success.


When the Hawke’s Bay Opera House reopens in 2016, you’ll get to experience a facility like no other in Hawke’s Bay.

• Theatre seats 981 and is perfect for conference sessions, awards ceremonies and fashion shows with the added option of cocktail or banquet style events on stage.

• The Cushing Foyer is perfect for product launches and business agm’s

• The Shakespeare Room seats 150 theatre style, with bar and breakout facilities.

• The Assembly Hall seats 350 banquet style and is ideal for weddings and gala events/conference dinners it encompasses the Assembly Bar and Supper Room breakout areas.

• Outdoor plaza area with retractable roof is ideal for conference exhibitions, dinner functions and will seat 500 banquet style.

• Breakouts: 6 meetings rooms are available, five of which can accommodate at least 15 u-shape/30+ theatre style. There is the option to expand three of the rooms.

• Exclusive on-site caterers (Dish catering) and equipment hire available.

• Fully air-conditioned with technical and administration support.



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Opening Times

Hawke's Bay Opera House Administration Office
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm