There are plenty of places in New Zealand that are perfect for bands! Whether you are targeting a small gathering or a large crowd, there are lots of suitable spots where you can hold a gig. From nightclubs and lounge bars to some well known venues that once hosted top bands, there are a lot of options for artists.

Below are some of your best options across New Zealand!


Powerstation – Auckland

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 6.40.40 PMIn Auckland, this is one of the premier locations for hosting your show. This place has been associated with some internationally renowned bands including Radiohead and Ramones, so you would be in good company here. It is also a place known for its enthusiastic crowds so if ardent support from crowds makes your music rock, this would be the place to consider.


Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 6.44.58 PMKings Arm Tavern –Auckland

The setting belongs to the 19th century, when the place was established. The musical choices of the patrons is very modern, so people looking to establish themselves in the musical industry can find a lot of support and encouragement. It offers enough space for an appreciative crowd, and is known for the support offered to nascent bands.


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This cheeky little spot resembles an art gallery, which is something that works in favor of bands looking to create a vibrant atmosphere. Seating is also offered, so you can ensure comfort for attendees.


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Darkroom –Christchurch

The place has been recently renovated and is known for its enthusiastic, musically inclined crowds. You may also consider playing free gigs here.


Isaac Theater Royal –Christchurch

Looking for a bigger stage and more space for audiences? Look no further than this theater, which has hosted perforScreen Shot 2016-08-01 at 7.04.57 PMmances from renowned musicians, bands, theater companies, and other artists. The place is booked throughout the year, so if you are up to booking a good venue, you might want to consider signing up as soon as possible.


These music venues are counted among the best venues around New Zealand that bands can perform in, and offer support and encouragement that bands need.


written by: ambikach

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