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Where can I find out further information about our venues?

Please contact us for general information about Positively Wellington Venues (Positively Wellington Venues is an integration of what were two businesses - the Wellington Convention Centre, and St James Theatre and The Opera House Trust).info@pwv.co.nz

Who owns and manages our venues?

As a business unit of the Wellington City Council, Positively Wellington Venues manages six of the city's key venues - the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Town Hall, St James Theatre, the Opera House, TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6 on the Council's behalf. From 2013 we also manage the Academy Galleries function space on behalf of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

How do I get to Positively Wellington Venues?

Positively Wellington Venues main office is located in the Michael Fowler Centre. The Michael Fowler Centre and Town Hall are adjacent to each other and entrance to the buildings is located at 111 Wakefield Street. St James Theatre is located in Courtney Place, the Opera House is 111-113 Manners Street. TSB Bank Arena, Shed 6 and the Academy Galleries are located on Queens Wharf Square off Jervois Quay.
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What are our opening hours?

The main office, located in Michael Fowler Centre, is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm - Monday to Friday.

Additional opening hours are dependent on the events taking place in the venues.

Is there a wheelchair access at the venues?

Yes. All our venues are wheelchair accessible. Disabled car parking is also available.

Is there an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at the venues?

Yes. An ATM is located outside, or close to, all our venues.

I am a student and I require information on Positively Wellington Venues, can you help me with my research?

Due to the high volume of requests we receive from students for information, we cannot reply to each request individually but would recommend that you research the website in detail as it contains a significant amount of information which hopefully will assist you in your studies.

How can I book an event?

Booking an event with us is easy. We have a dedicated team who are happy to answer any of your queries regarding holding an event at our venues. For more information on how we can provide the perfect solution for your event complete the enquiry form.

How can I find out what events are happening at the venues?

To find out about upcoming events please visit our calendar of events.

Where can I purchase tickets for events?

Tickets for our events in our venues can be purchased through Ticketek offices nationally and online. There is a Ticketek box office located opposite the entrance to the Michael Fowler Centre on Wakefield Street, and in the St James Theatre, where you can purchase tickets direct.

Which hotels are closest to Positively Wellington Venues?

Our venues are surrounded by great accommodation providers that provide you with a diverse range of options. And because we are located in the heart of Wellington's central business district, all hotels are only a short walk from our venues. The Amora Hotel is located directly opposite the Michael Fowler Centre, and the West Plaza Hotel is across the road from the Wellington Town Hall. Both hotels are located on Wakefield Street and are close to St James Theatre and the Opera House also. The Intercontinental Hotel is located adjacent to the TSB Bank Arena across busy Jervois Quay. We also have many other quality accommodation providers located within a 10 minute walk to our venues. For further information on options available, check out WellingtonNZ.com

Where can I park?

For the best options close to our venues, view our car parking information.

General information on Wellington?

We have pages dedicated to giving you as much information as possible about our fantastic city.

Working at Positively Wellington Venues?

To find out what employment opportunities are currently available view job opportunities at our venues.

Fine art. Fine venue.

Venues Wellington is proud to manage the gallery function space 'Academy Galleries'.

Free wi-fi

Keep your finger on the pulse during an event - we offer free access to wireless internet for delegates in our conference venues (Shed 6, TSB Bank Arena, St James Theatre and the Michael Fowler Centre).

Contact our sales team on 04 801 4207 for more information.

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