This great performance space is the centrepiece of Auckland Town Hall. Great Hall can seat up to 1,529 people on three levels. Considered to have some of the finest acoustics in the world, Great Hall is Auckland’s premier venue for classical music performances and the Auckland home for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music New Zealand. Auckland Choral has performed Handel’s Messiah at Great Hall every single year since the building opened.
Great Hall was modelled on the famous Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany. The space is roughly a double-cube in proportions, with a 17-metre high ceiling.
This majestic space has been a popular venue for rock n roll since the early days of the genre - great acoustics make both classical and modern music sound gorgeous. The Beatles played four shows here in two days in 1964. As well as the Fab Four, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Elton John are just a few of the names who graced the stage earlier in their careers.