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Positively Wellington Venues is excited to manage the St James Theatre - a stunning venue for performing arts and unique conference experiences. This stunning historic building, located in the heart of New Zealand's 'Capital of Cool' is the ideal performance space for dance, opera, and musicals.

Unique features:

  • The St James provides a permanent home for The Royal New Zealand Ballet, offering the best stage for dance in the country.
  • The refurbished Auditorium and back of house facility is of an international standard.
  • Front of house boasts an impressive new entrance foyer leading to generous hospitality spaces on the first floor, enhancing the theatre experience for the public, sponsors and patrons.
  • 'The Jimmy', a street level cafe and bar, opens all day and into the evening, adding to the vibrancy of Wellington's Courtenay Place theatre precinct.
  • Dining on stage has proved to be a popular choice for many looking for that 'wow' factor.
  • The St James Theatre comfortably seats 1550, has space for a cocktail function of 500 and hospitality areas for banquets of up to 400.

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Ever wanted to know what it is like to tread the boards? Well now you can! Taste the magic of the theatre by holding your next event on the stage. Product launches, dinner dances, presentations, cocktail receptions and training seminars have all taken centre stage, literally.
Located on the first floor, this space has played host to some of the most prestigious and imaginative events. Glittering award ceremonies, dinner dances, art exhibitions, product launches, wine tastings, interactive theatresports, cocktail receptions and AGMs.
With its high stud and natural daylight, the Hospitality Suite is a perfect venue for your company to enjoy throughout the day... breakfast meetings, business lunch presentations, 'After 5' cocktail receptions or client entertaining.
The grand entrance to the theatre - a relaxed, friendly and versatile space, the café and bar is open from Monday to Saturday. After hours it is transformed. It has been heaven, it has been hell, a graveyard, a ballroom... what will you turn it into?

Fine art. Fine venue.

PWV are proud to manage the gallery function space 'Academy Galleries'.


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