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The Civic

One of the few remaining atmospheric theatres in the world

The Civic, one of the few remaining atmospheric theatres in the world, was built in 1929 and specifically designed as a 'movie palace' for talking pictures ('talkies'), which had just been introduced to New Zealand.

The first purpose-built cinema of this type in the country, The Civic has become a much-loved Auckland landmark and entertainment venue, with everything from world-class musicals, to well-known pop stars and the NZ International Film Festival all using this magnificent venue.

Go behind the scenes of Auckland's most iconic theatre

Step behind the scenes and discover the secrets of Auckland's most iconic theatre, The Civic on a journey that spans almost one hundred years. Find out more, and book your tour, here.

The Civic

Upcoming Events at The Civic

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$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 21 December 2023

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