Zeal Taranaki’s auditorium has played host to countless New Plymouth community events, NZ-based artists and is an epic rehearsal venue. If you’re a promoter, community group or artist looking to create delightful experiences for your guests, members or just to knuckle down and practice, this is the space for you.
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This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your event’s needs.
Commercial Kitchen / Cafē
People are expected to set up and pack down the room themselves. Leave it as you found it. Please include this time in your booking request.
Please bring your own stationery including whiteboard markers and flipchart pens.
If you use the kitchen equipment, this needs to be cleaned up after each break or meal as a courtesy to other centre users who are also using it throughout the day.
Please Scan into Covid-19 QR codes
Guide dogs welcome.
No smoking in the centre or on the grounds.
Zeal Taranaki is drug free.
Defibrillator on site.
Evacuation plan – the assembly point is the footpath outside the main front door. The centre has a number of exits.
The group leader must register at reception the front entrance and provide a mobile that’s kept on during their session in case we need to contact you in an emergency.
Stuff you should know
What is the difference between community and corporate rates?
We offer discounted prices for community events and small community organisations that serve our community. If you are unsure which category you fall into, just email us
Can food be consumed at the venue?
Yes, you can bring your own kai. We also have a kitchen and coffee cart onsite. Let us know if you would like us to help with food during your event. Extra costs may apply. (All of the profits go to supporting our youth programmes)
Are there any venue noise restrictions?
No, make as much noise as you want! We are in a commercial area so there is no residencial sound restriction.
Is there sound and lighting equipment available?
Yes, we have onsite sound and lighting equipment that can be utilised for your event. Let us know If you require a lighting or sound technician by filling out the booking form. Have a look at our equipment list.
Is there parking available at the venue?
We do not have free parking available. There is paid parking available at Central Car Park or Egmont Street, 5 minutes from the venue.
Do you have security at the venue?
Yes, Zeal can provide security at an extra cost to the hirer. For events where numbers exceed 100 people, security guard(s) are required. Ratio minimum is 1x security guard per 100 attendees. Security guards will be charged at a rate of $30 +GST per guard per hour.
Do you provide a cleaning service?
Yes. We can clean the venue after your event (at an additional cost) or you can do it yourself. As long as you do it well! A cleaning charge will be added to your final invoice if the venue is not left as it is found.