Shows &
Theatre Performances.

The Carterton Events Centre is the Wairarapa’s Premier performance and event venue – right in the heart of the region.

We are proud to be New Zealand’s only venue with the Prolyte Stage Dex product which provides safe and versatile areas that can adapt to deliver supreme staging & seating requirements.

Acoustically designed, the Carterton Events Centre provides a superior venue that will assist you with delivering high quality performances through superb acoustics, multiple configuration seating, staging and orientation arrangements (standard and custom layouts available)

The interconnected spaces throughout the centre allows for separation and opening up of spaces to cater for different needs.

Taratahi Auditorium features

  • Multi-use flat-floor auditorium space
  • Acoustically designed to the highest standards
  • Fully sprung floor
  • Multiple configuration seating, staging and orientation arrangements (standard and custom layouts available)
  • 370 seated in end-on seated layout, and 450 standing
  • Option for tiered seating block with a capacity of 356 
  • Theatrical technical infrastructure
  • Dedicated dressing rooms
  • Catering kitchen including two ranges, and ovens, commercial-grade dishwasher and fridge, large capacity water boiler

Past performers have ranged from Stan Walker and Dave Dobbyn to The Royal NZ Ballet and the NZSO. In the realm of theatre we’ve hosted Indian Ink, Le Moana Arts and Trick of the Light Theatre, along with smaller theatre groups such as The Pantoloons and local company Limelight Theatre. Stand-up comedians, Ben Hurley, Guy Williams, Pax Assadi and Jeremy Elwood, and large-scale musical productions from Eclipse Pink Floyd Tribute to the Australia’s fabulous Queen and ABBA Tributes from Showtime.

Community/non-profit rates are available to some groups.

Contact the friendly team today to find out more.

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