Concerts and performances

Toe-tapping jazz nights, product launches, fashion shows.... wow your guests at this outstanding central Wellington venue.

Closed for seismic strengthening

Old St Paul's is closed to the public for seismic strengthening work from Saturday 4 May until July 2020.  Please contact us to discuss venue hire for August 2020 onwards.

Dave Dobbyn plays Old St Paul's

From toe tapping jazz nights to birthday parties, from product launches to fashion shows, from prize-givings to Christmas functions.  The acoustics for music - instrumental and voice - are second to none.

Wow your guests with this outstanding venue in the centre of Wellington. 

Pictured at left are two of New Zealand’s most beloved songwriters and artists, Dave Dobbyn and Don McGlashan who played the Acoustic Church Tour at Old St Paul's in 2013.

Hiring Old St Paul’s for your event

  • Seating for up to 450 people
  • Patrons enjoy the special seating arrangements in the historic pews which offer a different seating and viewing experience!
  • Grand piano or pipe organ (subject to the discretion of the Director of Music)
  • AV technology including sound system available for hire (additional charges apply)
  • Bar licences may be available (additional fee may apply)
  • Domestic kitchen (additional fee for use of kitchen facilities may apply)
  • Staging available.

Hire fee: $600 incl GST per hour for up to three hours, $250 for each hour following.

Ask for more information to see just how flexible Old St Paul's can be for concerts, performances and a range of other uses.

Please contact Old St Paul’s to discuss your requirements - telephone (04) 473 6422 or email

  • Preparing for a photo shoot

    All the lights are set for a professional photo shoot.  Image: Heritage New Zealand 

  • Sun comes up on Dragon

    The sun comes up for famous Kiwi band, Dragon. Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Paul Kelly plays Old St Paul's

    Australian folk singer Paul Kelly is illuminated by a stained glass window at Old St Paul's. Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Band

    Tiki Taane and OpShop rock on.  Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Dragon plays Old St Paul's

    Well-known New Zealand band, Dragon wow their fans at Old St Paul's.  Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Band

    The stage set-up for the 2012 Acoustic Church Tour.  Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Band recording album

    Contemporary musical acts OpShop and Tiki Taane recording With Strings Attached live at Old St Paul's.  Image: Heritage New Zealand

  • Charles Dickens at Old St Paul's

    Charles Dickens on stage at Old St Paul's.  Image: Heritage New Zealand