Top Choice Cinema in Wellington

Embassy Theatre

Wellywood’s cinema mother ship is an art-deco darling, built in the 1920s. Today she screens mainly mainstream films with state-of-the-art sound and vision. Be sure to check out the glamorous Black Sparrow cocktail …
Concert Venue in Wellington

Michael Fowler Centre

The city's major concert hall stages regular performances by the NZ Symphony Orchestra (www.nzso.co.nz), Orchestra Wellington (www.orchestrawellington.co.nz) and assorted pop stars and contemporary musicians. The i-…
Live Music in Wellington

San Fran

This much-loved, midsize music venue is moving to a new beat; it has boarded the craft-beer bandwagon and rocks out smoky, meaty food along the way. Gigs still rule, dancing is de rigueur, and the balcony gets good …
Cinema in Wellington

Light House Cinema

Tucked away near the top end of Cuba St, this small, stylish cinema throws a range of mainstream, art-house and foreign films up onto the screens in three small theatres. High-quality snacks. Tuesday tickets $11.50.
Theatre in Wellington

St James Theatre

This grand old heritage theatre hosts big-ticket productions such as the Royal NZ Ballet (www.rnzb.org.nz) and NZ Opera (www.nzopera.com), plus the odd rocker and comedian.
Theatre in Wellington

Circa Theatre

This attractive waterfront theatre has two auditoriums in which it shows everything from edgy new works to Christmas panto.
Live Music in Wellington


Truly the cat’s pyjamas, Meow goes out on a limb to host a diverse range of gigs and performances: country, ragtime, DJs, acoustic rock, jazz, poetry… At the same time the kitchen plates up good-quality, inexpensive…
Theatre in Wellington


Wildly alternative but accessible BATS presents cutting-edge and experimental NZ theatre – varied, cheap and intimate – in its revamped theatre.