Managing five spectacular venues, Events & Venues Rotorua caters for premier conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners, meetings, sports, entertainment, weddings and any other event you can imagine.
We have a venue for every occasion; from the impressive state-of-the-art Energy Events Centre, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre (formerly the Rotorua Convention Centre) and Rotorua International Stadium through to the historic Te Runanga Tea House, and Civic Theatre.
Our venues are close to the Rotorua city centre, and most are within walking distance of major Rotorua hotels, cafes, restaurants, and beautiful Lake Rotorua.
Our experienced team specialises in every aspect of venue and event management and can provide you with an array of event ideas and options to create exceptional - and personalised occasions.
To ensure every event is a complete success, Events & Venues also works closely with accommodation providers, caterers, technicians, local theming companies and activity operators.
Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre
Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre is a versatile, multi-purpose complex positioned on the steamy edge of Lake Rotorua. With its stunningly unique location in the picturesque Government Gardens, the Centre provides extensive car parking and is also within easy walking distance of the retail precinct, accommodation, restaurants, cafes and spa facilities.
Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre
An architecturally stunning building, the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre has contemporary elements that create a versatile and elegant venue. Located in the midst of Rotorua’s downtown business and retail area, the Convention Centre is a leisurely stroll from major hotels, shops, bars and restaurants. Designed specifically for conferences, exhibitions and entertainment.
Rotorua Civic Theatre
The Civic Theatre is located within the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centree in the heart of Rotorua’s city centre. It has modern and comfortable tiered seating for 686 people with full sound and lighting facilities. Back stage including three levels of changing rooms to accommodate both the star and the chorus lines. This puts the venue on a par with any of New Zealand’s leading theatres in other city centres.
Te Runanga Tea House
The historic Te Runanga Tea House is located in the Government Gardens, adjacent to Rotorua city centre. Built as a tea pavilion in 1903, its location, mid-way between the Rotorua Convention Centre and the Energy Events Centre, makes it great for an extra breakout room. The building attracts many smaller conference and incentive groups seeking something extra special.
Rotorua International Stadium
Rotorua International Stadium is located just ten minutes drive from downtown Rotorua and is the traditional domain of local and international sporting events and festivals.
Located at the Civic Theatre, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, The Stage is unique and incomparable to any other venue in Rotorua—as your event will literally take centre stage! Comfortably able to host as many as 200 guests, The Stage will prove to be the highlight of any conference experience.
Parks and Reserves
There are more than 110 public reserves in the Rotorua urban area. Council maintains these open spaces, gardens and parks, and provides facilities like toilets, playgrounds and barbecue areas.
Our Venues are Central to Everything
All our event venues are close to the city centre, and most are within easy strolling distance of major Rotorua hotels and accommodations, cafes and restaurants, and beautiful Lake Rotorua.