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First Floor Gallery

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This grand area is an inviting blank canvas which many spectacular events have taken shape on. It provides an elegant, open-plan space to spark inspiration. Large windows overlooking Courtenay Place let in plenty of natural light making this an attractive option for your next meeting or function. Thick velvet drapes can be used to divide the space and a constantly changing backdrop of artwork adds to the ambience.

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 theatre sports, cocktail receptions and AGMs.

It is also the venue for a changing visual arts programme by local artists.

The St James Theatre (Positively Wellington Venues) is delighted to have formed an alliance with the St James Gallery Trust. The Gallery provides quality exhibitions of local, national and international art for both theatre patrons and the Wellington public.

Admission is free. The Gallery is normally open Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 2pm, unless there are other events in the theatre which may mean these hours are subject to change at short notice. The exhibitions are open until late on all nights when there are performances. For further information on applying for exhibitions, please contact Janet Andrews.