MTG Venue hire

MTG Hawke's Bay has a number of unique venue hire spaces available for events, meetings, conferences and private functions.

Located in the heart of Napier, the MTG inhabits three buildings of distinct character – an art deco masterpiece, a modernist gem, and a light-filled gallery that looks out across the magnificent Hawke’s Bay.

MTG has a theatre, education suite, foyer and a range of gallery spaces available to suit every event requirement.

The light filled foyer and galleries overlook the cultural precinct of Napier including the Soundshell, Dome and the Art Deco Masonic Hotel and are the perfect places to hold a cocktail function.

The MTG Century Theatre is Hawke’s Bay’s premier mid-sized venue ideal for a conference, launch, lecture or a film, music or theatrical event. The Theatre has been designed with chamber music concerts in mind and has a Steinway piano available. It has superb acoustics, air-conditioning and tiered seating for 330 and is host to both national and international conferences that want an auditorium of this size, together with the special ambience of a Museum.

The MTG galleries and foyer spaces are open to the public 364 days of the year. Functions in these spaces can be booked for hire outside normal opening hours. The education suite is also available weekends during opening hours.

We offer delegate, partners and groups a special rate for Museum entry and we can offer a range of gifts for delegates to remember their visit to Hawke’s Bay.

The MTG team looks forward to working closely with you to ensure your conference, meeting or event is a success.


MTG Main Foyer – cocktails for up to 140 people, seated dinner for 50 people.
MTG Theatre – seats 330 seats
MTG Theatre Foyer – cocktails for up to 130 people.
MTG Education Suite – seats up to 70 theatre style. May be split into two rooms for breakout sessions.
MTG Galleries – numbers dependant on gallery – cocktails, launches, corporate functions, private guided tours and music recitals. A Bechstein piano is available for hire.

For enquires or to book your next event please contact our event coordinator on 06 833 9930 or by email.



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