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Event Space / Character / Corporate / Exhibition

Awe-Inspiring Venue to Wow Your Guests

Perfect Hawke's Bay for functions, conference and large-scale events


Listing information

Listing information
101 Hastings Street South

Hastings Central - Hastings

648 m2

Total Area (m2)

20 - 979 People

Space available




Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre has a wide range of spaces on offer for events of any size. Located in Hastings CBD, Toitoi is situated for both convenience and accessibility.

With the historic Opera House at its heart, Toitoi offers a unique blend of awe-inspiring heritage architecture and modern technology. It truly is a venue unlike any other in Aotearoa.
Our tech, catering and event co-ordination teams are ready to create your next bespoke event.

Opera House
The Opera House was built in 1915 and is one of the top lyric theatres in Australasia and can be used as a plenary or for a small banquet on stage.

With seating for 979 people and 240sqm of stage space, surrounded by an opulent Art Nouveau interior of awe-inspiring proportions, the Opera House theatre guarantees your guests a memorable experience.

Functions on Hastings
Hawke’s Bay’s newest venue, Functions on Hastings, encompasses 660sqm of floor space with
ground level access. With rigging systems and utilities designed to make our largest venue a genuine multi-use facility, this space offers modern style and easy accessibility.

Functions on Hastings is completely indoors and can hold large banquets, expos and events. With up to 500 guests theatre-style, 450 for a banquet or 600 for cocktails, this is a truly exceptional space.

Cushing Foyer
Adjoining both Functions on Hastings and the Opera House, the Cushing Foyer can be used in
concert with either venue, or as a venue in its own right. At 219m2, Cushing Foyer comfortably accommodates up to 200 theatre-style, 120 for banquets, or 250 for cocktails. As a classroom, Cushing Foyer can hold up to 90 people.

Its mezzanine, with breath-taking views of the surrounding Hawke's Bay landscape, is 230m2 and holds 80 people for theatre, 48 for banquets, 100 for cocktails and 30 as a classroom.

Get in touch today to discuss your event.


Amenities & Services

Air Conditioner
Sound System


Listing Number: 10708
(Mapped location may not be exact)

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