The Civic, one of the few remaining Atmospheric Theatres in the world, was built in 1929 and was specifically designed as a ‘movie palace’ for talking pictures (‘talkies’). The first purpose-built cinema of this type in the country, The Civic has become a much-loved Auckland landmark and entertainment venue.
The Civic Theatre underwent an extensive refit in the late 1990s and as a result the venue combines 1920s glamour with modern technology.
All rooms within The Civic are unique and create a sense of atmosphere and occasion. Additional elements such as the large Indian-themed foyer, sweeping double staircases and extensive circulation space around the ornate bars make The Civic operate extremely well for large events.
The Civic is popular for gala dinners, cocktail parties, awards ceremonies and hostings.
Special conditions apply when booking spaces within The Civic. Please contact us for further information.
Room hire rates now include free Wi-Fi for up to 500 devices.
As custodians of New Zealand’s largest portfolio of iconic venues, Auckland Conventions Venues & Events offers a range of unique world-class venues for extraordinary events in Auckland, including Aotea Centre, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Town Hall, Auckland Zoo, Bruce Mason Centre, Mt Smart Stadium, North Harbour Stadium, Shed 10, The Civic, The Cloud.