Attending an event at Forum North

Crowd watching Devilskin in concert in the Te Kotahitanga Exhibition Hall at Forum North.


There are two public entrances into Forum North.

The front access is via Rust Avenue, where our Customer Service Centre is located and near the Library and the other off the Water Street car park.

There are also three alternative access points available to hirers of the facilities via the kitchen, theatre and hall for ease of pack in and pack out.

Accessibility seating is available in the theatre with access via the lift by the Forum North Office. Please ensure you book your accessible seating ticket through the venue rather than the website to ensure you receive the best service.

Access to the facilities for the public is generally available one hour prior to event start times. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about attending an event at Forum North or want prices for WiFi internet access, please contact us.

General enquiries:   Enquire online

Bookings:  Make a booking enquiry

Phone:  09 430 4244


Events and festivals:

Facebook:  Forum North

Lost property

If you have lost property at an event, please contact us as soon as possible. 

Let us know your name, phone number and short description of what you have lost and approximately where it was lost.  We will contact you as soon as we can.

If you lose an item during an event at Forum North, please report to the Forum North office during office hours.


Paid parking is available directly outside the Forum North venue in the car park, Water Street car park or on surrounding streets including Rust Avenue and Water Street.

There is a three hour parking restriction in place Monday – Friday in the Forum North car park and no time restriction in the Water Street car park.

There is no applicable charge for parking in the weekends. There are six parking spaces allocated for accessibility parking.


In accordance with copyright law, many shows will not allow photography, please check with the ushers.

Show lockouts

Please check your ticket carefully for show times and ensure you are seated early to avoid lockout and missing the start of the show.

Smoke free and vape free venue

Forum North is a completely smoke free and vape free venue.

Theatre events

Front of house staff and ushers are on hand to help you find your seat and answer any queries.

Waste minimisation

All events at Forum North are Minimise Waste events. We discourage large amounts of non-recyclable products to be brought into the venue.

When attending an event, please use the recycling bins provided.