Built by the community, for the community.


Help us reach our fundraising target!!


The Karori Event Centre will be an inviting, open-fronted venue, where people can pursue their interests and connect with the community in a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment.

A truly flexible venue...

That will retain life, vitality and business in the Western Suburbs area. Now that the St. John’s Hall is gone, this is more essential than ever.

For the community

The Event Centre will meet the needs of all of our Western Suburbs community. It will provide a place for activities, performances, club meetings, celebrations and much more. 

Affordable to all

Run on a not-for-profit basis, the Centre will be accessible to everybody at a reasonable cost. 

Features & Floor-Plan

theatre seating
wide stage
table seating

Great acoustics

Wooden floor

Retractable seating

Back of house facilities including a kitchen, dressing and storage rooms, and amenities

Meeting room

Meets earthquake standards

Meets noise standards

Construction is underway but to complete fit-out and open the doors we need your help today.  

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How might you use the new event centre?

  • Family Celebrations
  • Business & Community Meetings
  • Clubs & Support Groups
  • Community Events
  • Cultural Activities
  • Theatre, Shows & Performances
  • Youth Activities
  • Community Education & Programmes
  • Music
  • Health & Fitness Activities
  • Kids' Classes
  • Dance & Drama
  • Receptions, Lunches & Dinners
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts
  • Fairs & Fundraising Events
  • Movie Evenings
  • & more!

The Karori Event Centre will retain life, vitality and business in the Western Suburbs area for years to come. We need your help today to complete fit-out and open the doors!