Waipawa Hawke’s Bay, threatre venue

The Gwen Malden Concert Chamber is the smaller of the two venues in the Central Hawke’s Bay Municipal Theatre complex.  It has a low stage, seating can be theatre style at 120 or 100 around tables. The tall windows admit natural light and the room opens out onto a patio.

The modern stage has a a full screen, projector and sound installed for presentations. The PA system, mic and lecturn are included in the hire charge.

The CHB Municipal Theatre has a full bar and is licensed until midnight. An industrial catering kitchen is available: ask for our in house options or bring your own caterers.

Please enquire for prices for extended hours, catering and additional services or reduced rates for community groups.

For a larger stage, see the CHB Municipal Theatre Main Auditorium. The two theatres can be opened into a larger venue space if required.



  • Bond/Deposit Required
  • Full kitchen
  • In-house catering (optional)
  • Licensed
  • Outdoor seating
  • Projector or Screen
  • Sound system
  • Stage
  • Tables & chairs included
  • WiFi

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Central Hawke's Bay

Central Hawke

There are two main towns in Central Hawke’s Bay – Waipukurau and Waipawa – with a number of smaller townships including Otane, Takapau, Tikokino, Porangahau and Ongaonga; as well as several beach townships including Kairakau, Pourerere, Aramoana, Blackhead and Te Paerahi.

State Highway 2 runs through the centre of Central Hawke’s Bay leading south to Palmerston North and the Wairarapa and north to Hastings and Napier.


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06 857 8117