Introducing Hanover Hall

The official opening of Hanover Hall by   Prime Minister Rt Hon 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.

Read more about Hanover Hall in the Heritage Quarterly Autumn 2019 edition of Heritage New Zealand here

Watch the official opening of Hanover Hall by  Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern on Friday 2 November 2018

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.



The seating capacity of the main auditorium is 190.
The seating capacity of the gallery is 50 for a total more or less 240 at capacity.

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 Julie Cook, Office Administrator, via the form below, or call her on 03 477 5623.

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What’s On at Hanover Hall


Jazz@Hanover – 7 November, 7.00 pm

A memorable night of jazz to enjoy…….performed by some of Dunedin’s most experienced jazz musicians…come along for a great night’s entertainment!

Jazz performances by LPHS jazz band, The Bare Essentials feat William Davidson, John Meddings and Tony Stephens, Karin Reid and Alex Wolken, Annemarie Nelson, Nathan Berg and Robbie Craigie, Will Martin Sextet feat Ralph Miller, Nick Cornish, Carl Woodward, Jesse Kokaua, Mike Moroney’s Skin and Bone feat Anna Bowen, John Dodd, Steve Hudson and Nick Cornish

Food and drinks available – cash sale only

Door sales possible if not sold out prior. Book here for ONLINE sales