IMPORTANT: Maintenance work notice

Kia Ora

The central section of Pātaka will be closed to the public from Tuesday 8 June, due to maintenance and strengthening work, but the rest of the building remains open to the public.

While this work is carried out, we wont be taking any new bookings for the period of 8 June - 31 August 2021.

If you have a booking already in place, there may be some maintenance sound that may be heard from the various facility rooms around the building.

If you would like to submit a booking for September 2021 onwards, please use this online booking form.

We apologies for the inconvenience.

Ngā mihi nui

Pātaka Facilities Booking Form

Pātaka is often referred to as the cultural jewel of Porirua City. A vibrant hub for a wide range of community gatherings and corporate events, Pātaka is the perfect place for small group meetings or large multi-day events. 

For larger events our atrium space is filled with permanent art works by many leading national and international artists, providing a unique and memorable point of difference for your next event. For smaller events we have a range of options, including outdoors spaces for summer functions.

Our gallery spaces show world-class art by local and international artists, and our museum spaces tell the story of Porirua City from the settlement of Māori through to the mid-twentieth century. If you would like these spaces to be made available for your event, we would be happy to discuss how this might be possible, so your guests have a wonderful experience while they are here.

Contact us today to see how we can make your event a success.

if applicable

Meeting rooms require 15 minutes packdown each side of booking.

Helen Smith Community Room/Performing Arts Studio/Spine/Kitchen require ½ an hour packdown each side of the booking. This is built into the booking. If more packdown is required it is to be added to the booking.

Opening hours and helpful information


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, Boxing and New Years days