From the sophistication and flexibility of The Dowse Art Museum to the charm and capacity of Lower Hutt's Little Theatre, we have venues to cater for events large and small, with the flexibility of tiered seating, meeting rooms, break-out spaces, on-site catering and more.

Corporate Functions

The Dowse allows busy people to meet in a central location outside the restrictions of their offices and standard corporate settings. There is plenty of parking available and the spaces are suitable for workshops, seminars, team-building, training sessions, away days and boardroom-style meetings.

The Little Theatre is perfect for AGMs and seminars, with tiered seating for 299 and dressing rooms that can be used as break-out spaces.

Social Functions

The Dowse is a venue with a difference, perfect for making your next social event memorable. Located in central Lower Hutt and close to all forms of public transport, The Dowse is a popular venue for cocktail functions, buffet dinners, Christmas functions, birthdays and receptions.


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Performances and Theatre Events

The Little Theatre is a great match for your next performing arts event, with its capacious auditorium and charming proscenium arch stage. With a new grand piano, basic stage lighting and four dressing rooms, it’s an ideal host for concerts, dance recitals, productions and more.

Booking Enquiry Form

For all enquiries and bookings, please contact:

Resource & Functions Coordinator