Concerts and performances

Suitably atmospheric, beautifully dramatic, Old St Paul's is just the ticket for your event.

Dave Dobbyn plays Old St Paul's

A conveniently located historic venue in the heart of the capital city and a performance space like no other, the legendary Old St Paul’s is available to hire for bands, quartets, soloists, poets, authors, jugglers, thespians, and corporate offerings alike. The interior is a glorious riot of colour and light, with excellent acoustics a memorable accompaniment. Competitively priced, Old St Paul’s has a seating capacity of 460, and a bar licence. Staging options are available, as is the use of the pipe organ and grand piano. 

For a grand, or equally intimate, viewing and performance experience, Old St Paul’s is Wellington’s most unique venue.

Please contact our event coordinator to discuss your requirements.

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: $800 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

  • Charles Dickens at Old St Paul's

    Charles Dickens on stage 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