Venues for hire

Downloadable Venues for Hire brochure

Click on the pdf below to download our Venues for hire brochure featuring info about each of our venues available for hire and other offerings (Gallery/exhibition tours, shop, Kaizen Cafe).

Pataka venues for hire brochure 2020

Venues for Hire brochure cover image

Galleries and other facilities

Opening hours


Atrium/spine open from: 9am - 5.30pm 

Galleries open from: 10am - 5pm


Atrium/spine open from: 9am - 4.30pm 

Galleries open from: 11am - 4.30pm

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS Opening Hours for Pātaka and Porirua Library

at 2:00pm Thursday 24 December 2020

Closed 25-28 December 2020

Open 29 December 2020 – 31 December 2021

Closed 1-4 January 2021

Normal opening hours resume Tuesday 5 January 2021


Park for up to 3 hours while you visit Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua Library or Pātaka Art + Museum.

There are eight disabled car parks available. Display your mobility pass when you use these parks.

If you're coming for a big event, we might not have enough parks for everyone. There is free kerbside parking within a few minutes walk on Heriot Drive, Wi Neera Drive and Norrie Street. Most parks are for up to 2 hours, but please check the signs as parking is monitored. We are also only about 5 minutes walk from Porirua train station.

Parking Map

Smoke-free policy

Pātaka is a smoke-free building in line with the SmokeFree Environments Act 1990. This is to prevent the detrimental effect of smoking on the health of people in an enclosed public space.

Public signage is featured throughout the building. Any violation of this policy could lead to patrons being removed from the premises.

Wifi & internet

All customers to Pātaka and the Porirua City Centre Library have free access to PoriruaFree wifi while in the building. Daily limits apply.


Cnr Parumoana & Norrie Streets
Porirua Wellington 5240
New Zealand
PO Box 50218


  • Wheelchair friendly galleries and bathrooms
  • Baby change facilities


All exhibitions are free.

School visits are free for Porirua schools, or $2 per student for schools from outside Porirua.

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