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Heritage Listed Function Venue

Stunning Central Christchurch Venue


Listing information

Listing information
86 Kilmore St

Christchurch City Centre - Christchurch City

225 - 545 m2

Total Area (m2)

50 - 2,500 People

Space available




Heading to the Christchurch Town Hall never fails to bring a sense of excitement and occasion. Whether you’re attending an exhibition, corporate function, or concert, this world-class facility is sure to delight!

Nestled on the banks of the Avon River, this heritage-listed venue has inspired guests and performers alike, for generations.

Beautifully restored and refurbished, the venue’s acoustics and integrated technology – including projectors, screens and sound systems – only serve to enhance its iconic architectural features and riverside views.

There are five key spaces to choose from including;
- Douglas Lilburn Auditorium,
- James Hay Theatre
- The Limes Room,
- Avon Room
- Victoria Room.
Each space can transform effortlessly to meet your needs, and the venue's integrated technology, including projectors, screens and sound systems, further enhance its iconic features and riverside views.


Commanding yet intimate, the Douglas Lilburn Auditorium is rich in prestige and mana. The acoustics are widely considered to be among the best in the world, making it the ideal location for everything from conferences and charity galas, to concerts, theatre productions, symphony orchestra performances and more.

Modernization of the auditorium's seating configurations mean this beautiful heritage space can be easily transformed into a spectacular setting for gala dinners, cocktail receptions and other special events. Its theatre capacity is 2,250 and it can accommodate 1,100 people for a standing concert.

Cocktail 450 | Banquet 280 | Theatre 2250 | Concert 2500 | Cabaret 224


Beautifully situated upstairs from the Avon River, the Limes Room combines light, space and treetop views to stunning effect.

With striking wooden features throughout including an expansive 545m2 parquet floor, this unique space provides a stunning backdrop for anything from corporate events, expos, dinner and cocktail receptions, to award nights and special occasions.

The Limes Room can accommodate 290 people seated banquet style, or approximately 400 people in a cocktail or theatre configuration – and is fully customisable to suit your needs.

Cocktail 400 | Banquet 260 |Theatre 410 |Cabaret 208 |Classroom 225


The Victoria Room offers a distinctive stage for events, with striking wooden ceilings and seamless, integrated technology.

Available as a standalone space or for use alongside other areas, the Victoria Room is ideal for presentations and launches, special dinners and cocktail parties, or as a breakout meeting room. An optional dividing wall greatly adds to its flexibility – enabling it to be easily split in two, or used as one large space.

With a total floor area of 225m2, the room can accommodate 90 people seated banquet style or up to 195 in a theatre or cocktail arrangement.

Cocktail 180 |Banquet 90 | Theatre 194 | Cabaret 72 | Classroom 99


The Avon Room sits in prime position on the banks of the Avon River. Filled with natural light, it offers exceptional views of Victoria Park and the iconic Christchurch Town Hall fountain.

With its white ceilings and blonde wooden features, the Avon Room is the ideal space for events seeking a sense of history, warmth, occasion and class.

Fully customizable, the room has a floor area of 230m2 and can accommodate anywhere from 110 to 170 people, depending on your needs and preferred set-up. Access to the beautiful outdoor courtyard can also be arranged for an additional cost.

Cocktail 170 | Banquet 120 | Theatre 170 | Cabaret 96 | Classroom 93


As every event is different, your specific requirements may differ from what’s listed. If there's something unique we need to consider, please don't hesitate to chat it through with our friendly team.


Amenities & Services

Air Conditioner
Sound System
Lighting System

Not suitable for

18th Birthdays 21st Birthdays Stag or Hens Parties


Listing Number: 11221
(Mapped location may not be exact)

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