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Address: Queen Street | Aotea Square, Auckland 2004, New Zealand
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+64 9-309 2677
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Auckland Town Hall is a prominent civic landmark of neo-Baroque style....

Auckland Town Hall is a prominent civic landmark of neo-Baroque style. Protected as a Category A heritage building, from 1994 to 1997 the building was fully restored, allowing the addition of modern amenities and re-establishing the building's standing as a multi-functional venue and world class performance hall.

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We were in Aotea square and th town hall is just at one end. Lovely old building and seems to be very busy. Worth just having a nosy.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Aotea square and th town hall is just at one end. Lovely old building and seems to be very busy. Worth just having a nosy.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Auckland Town Hall is a striking historical building along Queen Street in Aotea Square. The building is Italian Renaissance Revival style and was opened on 14 December 1911 by Lord Islington, the Governor of New Zealand at the time. It takes pride of place in Aotea Square which itself isn't a hugely attractive square but the Town Hall certainly makes... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Easy to see when visiting Aotea Square. The historic character building provides a nice backdrop for photos taken there.

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Thank stoketun
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I visited the town hall to see the annual performance of Handel's Messiah. We were in row P of the circle. Our view of the stage was fine, but we wouldn't see most of the organ. When the crowd stood for the Hallelujah chorus we couldn't see a thing. I would suggest getting a seat in a lower row or... More 

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Thank Hannah P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great heritage building, visited here for a concert. It was brilliant and the pipe organ is a piece of art.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Auckland Town Hall is the home of the APO, have been to a few memorable orchestral concerts here. Citizenship ceremonies are held here as well. Impressive pipe organ (not sure if it's ever in use, but who knows). Park at the Civic car park for best entry.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Its ideal that the centre of the city be the town hall. With the victorian tyoe building strucuture and beautifuall timber deisgn inside, degfinately a place to visit when your out and about in auckaland

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Quite by fluke we came across the Beyond the Barricades show that had a performance on that we were able to attend. The Town Hall is a beautiful venue with pipe organ and theatre style 2 tier seating. The sound quality was excellent and the environment lovely for an afternoon concert on a rainy day. Free water in the foyer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The Town Hall is a great concert venue, although in this case I was one of the oldest there by a factor of at least 2. The facilities are excellent, the bar and rest rooms are easily accessed before and during performances. The sound quality is also good although the bass can be a bit over powering if not well... More 

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Thank Ben P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Could barely hear Matt Corby when he came to perform. He was so quiet whilst the crowd were in a constant chatter. Ruined it for the actual fans. I would have much rather watch him perform at a fully seated concert - I think this would have helped reduce the chatter and rowdiness.

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