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Hiring our Event Centre

Thank you for your interest in the WGHS Event Centre. Our state-of-the-art complex is the perfect venue for events, community gatherings, concerts, lectures, performances/productions and conferences.

The Centre was completed in October 2021, providing an exciting new venue option in Takapuna, on Auckland’s beautiful North Shore. Since its inception, it has become the heart of our school, and our community.

The auditorium is versatile with movable furniture, and a spacious foyer to welcome your guests, hold an exhibition or serve refreshments. The auditorium opens to a beautiful outdoor area with planting, seating and a canopy-covered area ideal for cocktails and canapes.

A versatile stage, high-quality sound system, theatrical lighting, and state-of-the-art IT system will wow your audiences, and provide an exceptional experience for your performers – and we’ll provide the staff to make sure it comes together seamlessly.

You can hire the entire Centre (including outdoor space), or the auditorium or foyer separately. Free parking is available on the school grounds.

We welcome your interest in our Centre and look forward to discussing your event with you.

Venue Hire

Hiring our venue begins with a conversation. Moira Clarke is our Event Centre Manager and, after discussing your requirements, she’ll expertly tailor a quote to meet your specifications. You can email her at: Events@westlakegirls.school.nz

If you’d prefer, you can fill out the form HERE or at the bottom of the page and Moira will follow up with you.

The auditorium stage, with curtains, is 20.8m x 5.7m, mainly fixed with a small mobile platform extension. A percussion room can double as a Green Room. The auditorium is serviced by 11 unisex bathrooms, two of which are accessible.

Please note security may be required for some larger events.

Event Centre hireage

Full Event Centre hireage includes:
• Exclusive use of the auditorium,
foyer and back rooms
• Stage
• 1,000 moveable chairs
• Mezzanine floor seating
• Lectern
• Audio Visual Equipment

Additional charges for:
• Hireage of the Steinway piano
• Cleaning and rubbish removal
• Trestle tables
• Live-streaming
• Technicians
• Headsets

The Auditorium

With flexible seating options on the ground floor, the auditorium holds up to 1,000 people, with an additional 320 fixed seats on the mezzanine floor. Both levels are wheel-chair accessible. The ground floor can be configured for multiple uses including table-seated dinners.

The auditorium stage, with curtains, is 20.8m x 5.7m, mainly fixed with a small mobile platform extension. A percussion room can double as a Green Room.

The auditorium is serviced by 11 unisex bathrooms, two of which are accessible.

Auditorium Technical Equipment:
Audio:
• Full D&B Audio Technik sound system with audio mixing console
• Podium and microphone for presenter
• Wireless handheld microphones
• Lapel microphones
• Microphone stands

Lighting – General Fill of light and colour evenly across stage area:
• Full LED lighting rig with lighting console
• Led fresnel and moving heads (colour)

Video System:
• Three projectors – left, right and centre
• Presenter monitors

 

The Foyer

Wheel-chair accessible, with ample parking close by, the foyer is the gateway to your WGHS Event Centre experience. Carpeted and with modern furniture, the space can cater for 200 people (standing) and is the perfect location for a cocktail function, or for welcoming your guests.

Please note there are no catering facilities available onsite. The foyer is serviced by 11 unisex bathrooms, two of which are accessible.

Foyer hireage includes:
• Exclusive use of the foyer
• Foyer seating and additional chairs if required
Additional charges for:
• Cleaning and rubbish removal
• Trestle tables
• Headsets

Foyer Technical Equipment:
Sound System:
• Full sound system
• Wireless microphones

Video System:
• Two TVs in Foyer – Programming of screen in foyer
• Two movable 86” interactive touch panels for presentations

Catering

Our preferred caterer is Trio Events and Catering: events@trioevents.co.nz

If you wish to self-cater your event, your caterer of choice must provide all catering needs including tables, tableware, crockery, cutlery and glassware.

Please be aware there is very limited preparation space in the Centre.

Alcohol is permitted with an appropriate Liquor Licence.

Layout of the Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Lay out of the Mezzanine Floor

Mezzanine Floor