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History

Shed 6 has been a feature of Wellington's waterfront since the mid 1880's.

Originally known as Shed D, the shed was sold at auction in 1886 for £66.8s and the old galvanised iron structure was replaced with a timber structure of a larger area.

Renamed Shed 6 in the 1920's, it has more recently been used as a sail loft during round the world yacht races, a festival club during the 2010 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, a registration area for the city's annual Round the Bays race and as the rehearsal and production space for the World of WearableArt Awards Show. 

Shed 6 came under PWV's management on 1 January 2009.

In 2012 the Wellington City Council approved the renovation of Shed 6 to act as a temporary venue for when the Wellington Town Hall closed for earthquake strengthening in 2013.

In 2013, $2.9 million went into strengthening what was an earthquake-prone wharf. Fitting out the rest of the space took just 92 days.

The temporary venue has a lifespan of seven years.

In total, Shed 6 had a $6.9 million upgrade, turning it into flexible conference, meeting or concert space. It was officially re-opened by Prime Minister John Key at a special function on the 21 August 2013 attended by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, Positively Wellington Venues Chair Chris Parkin and board members, plus other local dignitaries.

 

 

 

 

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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