Orewa Arts and Events Centre

Layout

Features

  • A large venue with 450sqm of flat floor space.
  • Seating capacity of up to 500.
  • Seating capacity for up to 300 for sit down dinners.
  • Through the use of operable walls, is capable of division into 3 separate areas.
  • Has retractable tiered seating , at the rear of the Auditorium.
  • Has a permanent raised stage.
  • Linked with the college Music Suite to provide warm up and technical support areas for musicians.
  • Linked to the college Drama Suite to provide extensive changing rooms and green room facilities for performances.
  • Incorporates a separate dance studio.
  • Incorporates a kitchen with finishing facilities to cater for major functions.
  • Has a ceiling height throughout of 5 metres.
  • Incorporates modern sound, lighting and projector capabilities.

Full Arts and Events Centre

Incorporating the Stage, Full Auditorium & Foyer. The two operable walls between the auditorium & the foyer and the main auditorium & small auditorium can be closed or left open.

The Full Auditorium has a permanent raised stage of 58sq metres(13.9 metres wide x 4.17 metres deep) and a flat floor space of 450sq metres. Has movable seating for 500 including tiered seating for 129.

The Auditorium includes full audio visual facilities including 3 projectors & screens, sound system with microphone and standard lighting. Stage and special effect lighting is available when hiring our Authorised Technician. The Auditorium also includes efficient heat pump / air conditioning units

Can seat 300 at tables for a sit down dinner. Includes access to the Kitchen, seats and 20 trestle tables (2.4m x 0.8m). Black embossed table cloths to fit the trestle tables can be hired.

Main Auditorium

The Main Auditorium includes the Stage and 2/3rds of the Full Auditorium. Both operable walls are closed when hiring this area.

The Main Auditorium has a permanent raised stage of 58sq metres(13.9 metres wide x 4.17 metres deep) and a flat floor space of 240sq metres (16.3 metres long x 14.7 metres wide). Has seating for 350.

The Main Auditorium includes full audio visual facilities including 3 projectors & screens, sound system with microphone and standard lighting. Stage and special effect lighting is available when hiring our Authorised Technician. Includes efficient heat pump / air conditioning units.

Can seat 200 at tables for a sit down dinner. Includes access to the Kitchen, seats and 20 trestle tables (2.4m x 0.8m). Black embossed table cloths to fit the trestle tables can be hired.

Small Auditorium

When the operable wall is opened, this space increases the size of the Main Auditorium to create a 500 seat Full Auditorium. The back 129 seats are tiered.

When the operable wall is closed and the back-tired seating pushed away, then this space works well as a break out meeting room or an area to serve food, being adjacent to the kitchen. Includes efficient heat pump / air conditioning units

It has a flat floor square area of 98 sqm (6.7m long x 14.7m wide).

Foyer

Forming the entrance to the Auditorium, this airy naturally-lit room can be a “meet and greet” area or can be divided off with an operable wall to be a stand alone room.

It has an area of 113 sq metres ( 21m long x 5.4m wide) and will fit up to 200 people standing and mingling, or 100 people seated at tables. Includes access to the Kitchen and has efficient heat pump / air conditioning units

Kitchen

The Kitchen is available to hirers and is located on the opposite side of the Auditorium to the Foyer. It has an external door leading to a driveway so that supplies can be delivered to the door & so that support equipment, such as a chiller / spit-roast can be placed adjacent to the Kitchen.

The Kitchen is equipped with:

2 x Domestic Ovens & 1 x Commercial Oven
Instant Hot Water Zip & Portable 100 cup Urn
Microwave
3 x Fridges
1 x Freezer
Commercial Sterilizer
Serving Trolley
2 x Sinks

Kitchen Supply Cupboard includes crockery, cutlery & other table supplies

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