Introducing Hanover Hall

The official opening of Hanover Hall by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday 2 November 2018

The orchestra moved into its new home, Hanover Hall, in December 2016 (the former Hanover Street Baptist Church).  Not only does Hanover Hall provide the orchestra with an acoustically safe and enlarged rehearsal space as well as office space, but the Hall is also available for hire at affordable rates by other performing arts organisations for workshops, rehearsals and performances (the audience capacity is c. 240). Thus the new venue also provides future opportunities for other associated forms of music.


The seating capacity of the main auditorium is 190.
The seating capacity of the gallery is 50 (not yet in use – work in progress).


A fully equipped kitchen is available for your event.

Audience Toilets
Women’s and men’s toilet facilities are located backstage. There is also one accessible toilet which is accessed off the main auditorium.

Backstage facilities for artists
These consist of:
– A green room.
– A backstage toilet.


  Commercial Dunedin Community
Incl. GST Ex. GST Incl. GST Ex. GST
Event Hire        
6 hours maximum 862.50 750.00 250.00 217.39
Hourly additional 115.00 100.00 50.00 43.48
Rehearsal Day        
6 hours 345.00 300.00 150.00 130.43
Hourly additional 57.50 50.00 25.00 21.74
Kitchen 115.00 100.00 50.00 43.48
Piano 115.00 100.00 25.00 21.74
Tuning 172.50 150.00 150.00 130.43

To find out more about hiring Hanover Hall as a venue for your event, please contact Karen Whyte, Office Administrator, via the form below, or call her on 03 477 5623.

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What’s On at Hanover Hall


Dunedin Theatre Awards 2018 – Monday 10 December, 5.30pm 

It’s time! The Dunedin Theatre Reviewers’ Collective is proud to announce the Finalists of the Dunedin Theatre Awards 2018. 2018 has been a topsy-turvy time for theatre in Dunedin, and we look forward to celebrating the triumphs and saying goodbye to the year.
Please join us on Monday 10th December, from 5:30 pm, at Hanover Hall. The ceremony begins at 6:30 pm.
*Restrictions are in place this year for Finalist comps: Named finalists may receive ONE COMP, upon rsvp only. Company finalists may receive TWO COMPS, upon rsvp only (Production, Ensemble, Community, Visiting). RSVP to by 4 pm, Sunday 9 December (if still available).
Due to venue capacity, Comp availability is strictly limited to the first 60 seats claimed by email and confirmed. Comps are not transferable. If you are unable to attend, please contact the organisers to arrange a proxy speech if desired. Any available unclaimed comp places after the deadline will be made available for door sales. This will be confirmed via facebook event on Monday 10 December.


Listen to Alison Bowcott, a players’ representative on the DSO Board. She was interviewed by Radio Dunedin on the occasion of Hanover Hall’s official opening. The Hall was opened on Friday 2 November by the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern.

Watch Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opening Hanover Hall