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.

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


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.

Send Julie a Message

What’s On at Hanover Hall


Dunedin Youth Jazz Festival 2020

Saturday 15 August, 7 pm

Hanover Hall


Sat 19 September, Hanover Hall, Dunedin


Banished Music & Under the Radar Presents
~ a tour of Aotearoa, solo & together ~

Fellow songwriters & long time friends Nadia Reid and Hollie Fullbrook (from the band Tiny Ruins)
are hitting the road together in the Springtime for ‘REID & RUINS’ – an 11-date double headline tour
across Aotearoa, where they will play songs from their respective albums – solo & together.
Both Nadia and Hollie’s songs start their lives as lyrics carried simply by their guitar melodies and
voice. These solo concerts will preserve the power and vulnerability of the original incarnations & offer
audiences an evening of great company and music in treasured venues nationwide

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