The Perfect Venue For All Occasions

Venue Hire 

The CHB Municipal Theatre is the perfect venue for every occasion. The diversity of the venue allows you the opportunity to cater for a range of events from small intimate meetings to large functions; and our highly skilled event team is on hand to advise and help ensure a successful outcome whatever the event. 

There are two main areas for hire at the Theatre. 

  • The Stephenson Transport Auditorium (Large Venue)
  • Gwen Malden Concert Chambers 

 Stephenson Transport Auditorium 

The Auditorium is available to hire for functions such as;

  •  Private & public performances, 
  • Corporate events, 
  • Product launches, 
  • Awards dinners, 
  • Funerals, 
  • Weddings and much more.

 The Auditorium has a mezzanine floor which can seat up to 144 people with tiered theatre seating.  The ground floor, which has a flexible seating plan, can seat up to 220 people in theatre style and up to 170 people at either square or round tables.
The dimensions of the room are 13.2m (L) x 11.4m (B).

Gwen Malden Concert Chambers

Located on the ground floor, the Concert Chambers is purpose built for functions. The room offers beautiful natural light and opens onto an outdoor patio. A small (low) stage sits at one end of the room that allows for more intimate shows or gatherings as well as providing an elevated stage for corporate events.

 The dimensions of the room are 19.4m (L) x 10.5m (B).  


Booking Enquiries

To make an enquiry about hiring the CHB Municipal Theatre for your next function or to request a fee proposal please do not hesitate to contact us,,              P:(06) 857 8117 or you can also contact the CHB District Council 06 857 8060 after hours


The CHB Theatre also has decor & other items available for hire 



April 2018 - " Booking was a quick & easy process, with prompt communication. On the day, the theatre was set up & ready for our wedding and all we had to do was add our finishing touches to the tables and room. The theatre event management team ran the day smoothly and everyone had the best time.

Great value for money." -