The Civic

The Civic
The first purpose-built cinema for 'talkies' in the country, The Civic is a much-loved Auckland landmark and entertainment venue. Built in 1929, The Civic was an outstanding example of the ‘atmospheric cinema’ with a unique soft-top design that floats above the auditorium, allowing the famed stars and clouds effect that is a recreation of the Southern Hemisphere sky-scape.

Cnr Queen & Wellesley Streets, Auckland Central
+64 9 309 2677



See below for information about getting to Auckland Art Gallery. If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Auckland, visit  Auckland Transport

Bus StopClosest bus stops are: -

#7055 – Queen Street Outside the Civic – Routes: 302, 606, 309, 299, 312

#7006 – Wellesley St East outside ASB Bank – Routes: Outer Link to Ponsonby

#1094 – 10 Wellesley St – Routes: Outer Link to Auckland University

parkingClosest pay and display parking is The Civic Carpark, with lifts to bring patrons to street level

parkingClosest car parking with accessible bays is also The Civic Carpark

TaxiClosest taxi rank is located on Queen Street, opposite the Civic Theatre

Train Icon 113x113Closest train station is Britomart at the bottom of Queen Street

Multiple levels
The Civic Theatre has multiple levels. There are some lifts and ramps to assist anyone with mobility issues. It is also best to contact the venue before arriving so that ushers can meet anyone with mobility access needs in order to guide them through the venue.

ToiletsTwo wheelchair accessible toilets are located on site, near the Stalls.

DogsAssistance dogs are welcome in the gallery.


Click  here for a virtual tour of the Civic Theatre.