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.
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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.
The second stage of Toitoi's refurbishment, focusing on the neighbouring Category 1 historic Municipal Building, opens in May 2022 and unlocks the full potential of Toitoi. The Municipal Building houses a number of rooms suitable for a wide range of events, from conferences and banquets to meetings. We are taking bookings for Municipal Building spaces now.