Massey has a range of lecture theatres and classrooms that can be hired at commercial rates for conferences, events, or meetings.


Availability is best during the Massey University breaks. During the teaching semesters a short period hire, e.g. for an hour, can usually be arranged. Enquiries welcome.

Hireage rates

The cost of hiring a classroom is around $350-$400 for half a day, or $500 for a full day.

Lecture theatres can be hired for half a day for $600, or $1,100 for a full day.

Audio-visual equipment and wifi is often included in the hireage charges.

Rates are current as at April 2021, and included as a guide only. Rates will be confirmed by Massey University when a booking is made. Please note that amounts are exclusive of GST.

Maximum capacity

There are 3 lecture theatres that seat 200, and 2 lecture theatres that seat 100.

There is a range of classroom sizes. The smaller classrooms seat 20 people and the larger classrooms seat around 40 people.

Description including special conditions

The teaching rooms are located throughout the campus.

Rooms that are hired after 5pm require a Massey staff member to be in attendance. The after hours staff charge is $30 per hour.

Massey University is a Smoke Free Campus.


Audio-visual equipment and wifi is often included in the venue hire charges.

The lecture room in Te Ara Hihiko ‘The Pit’ seats 100. The seating is fully retractable. The whole seat bank can be moved to one side of the room.

The 200-seat theatre in the Dominion Museum Building has a small stage and a grand piano. The theatre can be hired on its own and is ideal for film screenings or panel discussions.

Catering can be booked for a meeting, ranging from tea, coffee and light snacks to light meals. Here is the link to the catering menu.

Massey has a catering liquor licence. Alcohol can be served either in the Flax and Fern Room above Tussock, or delivered to your on-site booked venue. Refer to page 4 of the Menu for details and pricing.

Outdoor area

Most of the teaching spaces have outdoor spaces close by. The gardens at Massey are very attractive, and outdoor seating is located in some of the garden areas.


There are lifts in the buildings where the classrooms are located. Some areas on campus have automatic doors.

The Campus Map indicates where the accessible car parking is located.

Please confirm accessibility with Massey when booking.


The Massey Campus has Pay and Display parking available for visitors, 24/7. Please be sure not to park in reserved parks, named parks, or numbered parks.

Please refer to the Campus Map for the visitor parking areas.

Cycle parking

There is cycle parking available throughout the campus. Please refer to the Campus Map for push bike parking areas.

By bus

The No. 3 bus (Lyall Bay / Rongotai heading south & Wellington Railway Station heading north) is a frequent route, which runs every 10 – 15 minutes along Taranaki and Wallace Streets.

The No. 18e travels between Karori and Miramar, via Taranaki and Wallace Streets.

Likewise, the No. 27 runs between Vogeltown and Wellington Railway Station along Taranaki and Wallace Streets.

The bus stops in each direction are almost opposite each other, beside Bidwill Street heading north, and near to the Massey Gym heading south.


Coming from the City, there is a pleasant walk through Pukeahu National War Memorial Park to the former Dominion Museum of New Zealand Building at the north of the Massey Campus. Continue through the Wellington High School Campus to the main Massey Campus.

From Adelaide Road, follow King Street, where there is a walking route up through the Massey car parks to Tasman Street, cross the road and take Entrance E for the main Campus.

Please refer to the Campus Map for the pathways that are throughout the campus, this is a great way to enjoy the Campus gardens.

Physical address

Massey University, Wallace Street, Mt Cook, Wellington

The lecture theatres and teaching rooms are throughout the Campus.

Contact (to book or view the space)

Please fill in the ‘Contact’ form to enquire about making a booking.

Or phone 0800 Massey, and ask for Hospitality Services in Wellington. (The Wellington switchboard number for Massey is 04 801 5799.)


N.B. Lecture theatre and classroom bookings are not specifically covered by the website, but it is interesting to see the provenance of the main bookable venues at Massey University in Wellington.