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Live Venues, Seating Plans & Maps

Blue Pub, Methven

Location: Methven

Live music venue, bar & cafe
Cnr Barkers and Kilworth Streets, Methven, Canterbury
PO Box 4, The Square, Methven

Capacity: 260 in Main Bar and 300 in Samuels Summit Bar. Seating on request.

Manager/Bookings: Alanna Henson
P: 03 302 8046
F: 03 302 8048
Hours: 7 days, 12pm to 3am
Bar: R18
Sound: Full 24-channel set up
Lighting: Par cans, robo scams and controller pack
Engineer available.

Methven is located one hour south west of Christchurch at the base of Mt Hutt Ski Area– one of the Southern Hemisphere’s premiere ski destinations. It attracts large crowds during the ski season.



Dux Live

Location: Christchurch


Music venue

363E Lincoln Road, Christchurch. 
Just city-side of the rail lines, at the back.
PO Box 150, Christchurch.

Original material only. Genres include indie, pop, alternative, funk, dub, reggae etc. Recent performances include A Horibuzz, Cairo Knife Fight, Henry Rollins, Big Daddy Lenzman, OpShop, Subhumans.

Capacity: 250

Ground floor standing with leaners and stools on sides. Mezzanine floor couches, leaners, bar.

Manager/bookings: Ross Herrick
P: 03 366 6919

Open: 6 days, 4:30am – 3am. 
Performances from 9pm
Bar: R18
Kitchen always available
Security as required
Sound: Full PA including mics, leads, etc.
Lighting: 11 x LED stage lights with controller.
Access: Street level, no stairs – except to mezzanine floor. Licensed until 3am, seven days a week.
Promotion assistance: poster distribution, radio campaigns – generic and specific.
Christchurch’s newest, purpose-built, live music venue was converted from a warehouse. Good line of sight from anywhere in the room. The focus, from the start, was to provide great sound quality through good PA and acoustic treatment. No back-line provided but FREE PA and room hire.
Locality: Central city.


Issac Theatre Royal

Location: Christchurch


145 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
PO Box 13-473
Capacity: 1266 seated or 1300 with the first five rows removed.

P: 03 366 6326

Operations manager: Lianne Hawthorne


Kings Arms

Location: Auckland

Auckland’s rock’n'roll venue/ live music venue

59 France St, Newton Auckland 1010
Capacity: 550

Entertainment manager: Lisa Gordon
P: 09 373 3240
M: 0274 794 877
F: 09 309 8108

Open: Mon – Sun 11am till late
Bar: R18
Kitchen and catering available.
Security necessary.
Sound: 3-way house PA with Lab Gruppen/Yorkville and 32-channel Allen & Heath mixing desk. Outboard FX and mics. Mark Peterson, in-house sound engineer, included in venue fee.
Lighting: Theatrelight 12-channel mixer, see website for specs.
Soundcheck between 2.30 – 4.30 or after
6pm. (Call out fee for in-house engineer if required earlier.)
Access: Heaps of off street parking, easy access.

The KA is Auckland city’s premiere rock’n'roll venue, with live original music 4 – 5 nights a week, local and international.



The Paddington Live

Location: Parnell, Auckland

Bar and live music venue

Capacity: 350 general admission. Approx 170 seated, fully flexible set up with all furniture removable.

117 St. Georges Bay Road, Parnell Auckland 1142

Manager/Bookings: Mike Jennings
M: 021 748 549

Sound: (New as of May 2012.) Allen & Heath GL2800 24-channel mixing console (Monitors are run from FOH). PA 2 x Yamaha DSR115 2 x Yamaha DSR118W subs, run though built-in crossovers. Monitors (4 mixes) 4 x Yamaha DXR1 1 x Yamaha DXS15 drum fill sub. FOH 3 x DBX Dual 31b& graphic EQ units 1 x Yamaha REV100 1 x TC Electronics MONEXL 4 x DBX 266XL compressor. Microphones: 5 x Shure SM58s, 3 x Shure SM57s, 1 x Shure Beta 52a 4 x Sennheiser E604s 3 x Shure PG81 condensers. 4 x Passive DI boxes.

Lighting: 10 x LED Parcans, 2 x PR Pilot 150 moving heads, 1 x 1600w Strobe Antari Haze machine.

Engineers: Two fully qualified audio and lighting engineers at no cost to artists on site at all times to assist as required.

Access: Big entrance door with three steps.

Security supplied if needed.

Sound restrictions: None

Promotion assistance: Radio advertising, printed media, design and poster support, music press advertising, in house posters, electronic advertising in six key Auckland venues, large format Facebook event management including Facebook ads packages.

With a capacity of 350, brand new, state of the art audio & lighting specs, Paddington Live is perfectly packaged to stage intimate, atmospheric shows as well as foot to the floor, hard out rocking gigs. Superb facilities including a luxurious, serviced green room for our artists, not to mention one of the best stocked bars in Auckland to keep the thirstiest of gig goers satisfied – top notch food always available too.

Paddington Live boasts a 24-hour license with no noise restrictions, a loading dock and acres of parking

As well as providing the best live atmosphere in the city, Paddington Live offers ticket sales support and radio / internet / printed media support for all major events.

Locality: Situated only five minutes from Vector Arena within the stylish surrounds of The Paddington, already established as a truly iconic Auckland bar and restaurant.

RE: Fuel

Location: Dunedin

Refuel Bar, University Union, University of Otago
640 Cumberland Street, PO Box 56, Dunedin

P: 03 479 5309 (Bar) or 03 4793875 (Office)

Manager: Scott Muir
M: 021 440 160
Facebook: Refuel

Capacity: Re:Fuel 442 (plus up to 700 including Main Common Room, and up to 1700 including Union Hall)
Style: 2 rooms, open bar style
Opening times: During terms Tues – Sat from 8pm to late
Licence: To 3am
Sound: Sound checks from 5pm
Kitchen: Simple toasties and instant meal range
PA: Two PA systems  1x 3.2KW 1x 3.6KW + 2 desks (Behringer X32 Diigital and A/H GL 2400) JBL Speakers, QSC Amps, Full microphone kit, Outboard gear incl EQ/Gating/Compression/Sansamp)
DJ Gear: DJ Mixer Pioneer DJM600, 2 Technics SL1210 Turntables Note: WE DO NOT have CDJs
Lighting: 14 Parcan, 7 LED Parcan, 4 LED Strips, Strobe, Dimmer Theatelight Scenmaster 3F desk.
Backline: Fender Hot Rod Deville guitar amp,  Peavey Bandit 112 guitar amp, Marshall MG15DX guitar amp, Laney CUB10 guitar amp, Warwick 300W bass amp and cab, Pearl Target 5-piece drum kit (no cymbals), M-Audio 88 key stage piano, Ibanez acoustic guitar, Generic acoustic guitar, SX Bass 4 string acoustic guitar, bongos, marracas and other small percussion etc
Security: Re:Fuel provides security staff at no charge. (Not door income or mercy staff – available on application.)

Re:Fuel is the student bar on campus. Tuesday is Open Mic and Open Decks, Wednesday is the Social night (always free entry with free local entertainment), Thursday to  Saturday we host live bands, student events, DJ nights and much much more. Fun times and hazy memories guaranteed!

The Vic

Location: Devonport, Auckland

Cinema / Cafe / Theatre

48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland 0624
PO Box 20801 Glen Eden, Auckland 0641
Capacity: The Victoria Theatre and Venue – 176 (cinema-style seating); The Albert – 114 (lecture theatre style); The Benwell (E-cinema) – 44.

Manager: Philipp Jaser
P: 09 446 0100
F: 09 950 6345

M: 021 190 3007
Fb: thevicdevonport

Sound: Basic house system, vocal PA.
Lighting: 12 x Luminaires, dimmerpack and basic lighting desk. More details on request.
Access: Limited disabled access
Kitchen: Cafe and bar operating

The Vic is a mixed use community cinema, cafe and performing arts space. The Victoria Theatre has a green room available under stage, otherwise no back stage facilities. Stage is raked, and curved at the front. Measurements are 9.5m wide, 3.8m deep at the sides and5.2m deep in the centre. 

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