Festival Venues

The Festival is performed in venues across the Hawke's Bay region, please check the details of the performance for the relevant venue.

Toitoi Hawke's Bay Arts and Events Centre

101 Hastings Street South

Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre has a wide range of spaces on offer for events of any size. Located in Hastings CBD, Toitoi is situated for both convenience and accessibility.

With the historic Opera House at its heart, Toitoi offers a unique blend of awe-inspiring heritage architecture and modern technology. It truly is a venue unlike any other in Aotearoa.


Hastings Community Arts Centre

106 Russell Street South

 Since 1991, Hastings Community Arts Centre has been the home of Arts Inc Heretaunga (formerly Creative Hastings). Large windows in the front façade and clearstory windows in the upper level ensure the building has ample natural light, making it an ideal venue for hosting art exhibitions.


Hastings City Art Gallery

201 Eastbourne Street East

Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga - Hastings City Art Gallery is the home of contemporary art in Hawke’s Bay, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Located in the heart of Civic Square in Hastings-Heretaunga, we work with artists and our communities to grow creativity within the region, and to explore the role of arts and culture in the world we live in.


St Matthews Anglican Church

200 King Street South, Hastings

We have a very special performance using the unique venue of St Matthews Anglican Church.  


St Matthews Anglican Hall

204 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings

We have a special concert using the intimate venue of the St Matthews Anglican Hall. 


The Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Iona College

42 Lucknow Road, Havelock North

The Blyth Performing Arts Centre is a state-of-the-art space for the performing arts; recognised for its contemporary architectural expression and exceptional acoustic qualities.


Magdalinos Room, Havelock North Function Centre

30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North

The Havelock North Function Centre in the heart of the ‘village’ is the perfect venue for the Readers and Writers weekend.


The Cottage, Keirunga Gardens

6 Puflett Road, Havelock North

The beautiful Keirunga Gardens, this venue is perfect for the Readers and Writers. It provides a home for the learning and practice of many arts, crafts and leisure groups. 


Flaxmere Library

Swansea Road, Flaxmere

The Flaxmere Library is the perfect location for the Readers and Writers event. 


Napier Municipal Theatre

119 Tennyson Street, Napier

The Napier Municipal Theatre is located in the heart of Napier, close to many bars and eateries to enjoy before or after the show.   


Waiapu Cathedral

28 Browning Street, Napier South

Providing a unique and stunning location for Chamber Music New Zealand's Reimagining Mozart. 


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