With a distinctly unique design that is a much-loved part of the Wellington skyline, boasting a three-level glass facade and finished throughout with native timbers and Italian marble, this venue is the Wellington stage for both international conferences and leading performing artists alike.
- The main Auditorium seats up to 2,210 for concerts and has a classroom capacity for 1,035 persons
- Adjacent to the Main Auditorium are three supporting breakout rooms
- There are over 2,000 hotel beds within a five minute walk of the centre, and up to 4,500 beds within a 10 minute drive
- A public car park with more than 75 spaces is conveniently located adjacent to the centre with direct access to the venue
- The vibrant wall hangings in the main foyers represent the different moods of the Wellington weather.
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Situated on the first floor of the Michael Fowler Centre this is our most versatile space.
This lounge with natural lighting is an intimate space ideal for use as a boardroom or for pre and post show hostings.
The Fletcher Challenge Foyer is the main entrance to the Michael Fowler Centre. Perfect for art and trade exhibitions, and as a registration area, this space also works well for cocktail functions.
Finished throughout with native timbers, the two levels offer clear views of the stage from every seat.
Civic cafe and bar is located in the Wellington Convention Centre’s main foyer and offers a contemporary menu selection throughout the day. Special concert dining is catered for, and pre-concert drinks are popular with patrons.
Located on the first and second floors of the Michael Fowler Centre, the Promenades primarily provide access to the auditorium.
This popular venue is located on the second floor of the Michael Fowler Centre and has floor-to-ceiling windows which provide breathtaking views over Wellington’s harbour.
Curving around the northern end of the Michael Fowler Centre on the first floor, this is a small room with plenty of natural light, and access to both the auditorium stage and dressing room areas.