Aaiotanga Community Space

4.9 (11)
· Shop 2F, 22 Emily Place, Auckland City Centre AUK 1010, New Zealand ·
Min. 2 hours
Aaiotanga The Peace Place

Hosted by Aaiotanga The Peace Place

SpacetoCo Host since August 2020 · 500 bookings

A peaceful city sanctuary promoting creative community, healthy urban ecology and a welcoming neighbourhood where we can all belong.

About this space

The Aaiotanga Community Space (ASC) provides a rare option for gatherings in Auckland City Centre.

Very affordably priced, we offer a warm and welcoming environment that is particularly handy for city centre apartment dwellers who might be looking for extra space for their hosting.

Our venue is a large lounge type environment with plenty of clear space to set up chairs or tables. It is perfect for meetings, workshops, classes, presentations, meet-ups, yoga, community groups, meditation, chess groups, kids classes, rehearsals, book readings, poetry, acoustic music performances - and much more. It could even be used as intimate wedding venue.

It comfortably holds 40 people seated and 50 people if standing. We have 2 toilets and a small kitchenette located in the foyer adjacent to the venue. Please note, this is a heritage building so diability access is limited and needs to be arranged prior with the venue hosts.

If you are an unfunded community group, we offer discounted rates. Please email [email protected] to find out more.

The hire of the space includes:

  • WiFi

  • Whiteboard

  • Smart TV

  • Projector & Screen (HMDI cable included)

  • Tables

  • Chairs

  • Power

  • Bluetooth Speaker (a larger sound system can be accessed by arrangement)

  • Use of the small kitchenette

  • Couches & arm chairs

  • 40 padded meeting style chairs

Our space is an inclusive and respectful environment. Whoever you are, will be celebrated in this space. We are proud supporters of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and are a safe space for the rainbow community.

Please note that the building is not yet wheelchair accessible though we do have a portable ramp that we are able to put in place when required. Use of this requires supervision by the venue hosts.

Catering and Alcohol

You are welcome to self cater your event at Aaiotanga. We have a small kitchen space with cups and glasses for up to 40 people. Plates, bowls and cutlery to serve up to 20. You are also welcome to use external caterers.

Please note that however you cater your event, you need to leave the space as you found it. Please book enough time to clean up the space and kitchen.

It's OK to bring small amounts of alcohol for a private gathering, but not to sell it. Any events that are open to the public / publically advertised, must seek permission from Auckland Council for a liquor licence.

Evening Bookings

There is a minimum booking time of 3 hours after 6pm.

Booking schedule

1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
5 AM
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM
5 PM
6 PM
7 PM
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM

Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and type, which will be shown at the checkout.

No Extra Charge
We love our piano to be played. Please be in touch if you would like to use it.


Tables Screen WiFi Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Toilets Public Transport Accessible Kitchenette TV Heater Sound System Projector Whiteboard Lighting Cleaning Equipment

Suitable for

Birthday (Kids) Birthday General Graduation Party Celebration Family Event Drama Dance Performance Visual Art Rehearsal Creative Workshop Photoshoot Film Martial Arts Conference Remote Work Meeting Religious Service Religious Ceremony Religious Celebration Therapy Support Group Meditation Yoga Counselling Allied Health Community Group Gathering Meet Up Fundraiser Public Event Training Class Lecture Workshop Course Study Baby Shower Playgroup Marriage Proposal Wedding Ceremony Engagement Exhibition


Shop 2F, 22 Emily Place, Auckland City Centre AUK 1010, New Zealand

Opening times


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


Please treat this space like your own home - enjoy it and take care of it!

Taking care of it means:

  • Returning furniture to how you found it (ready for the next person)

  • Vacuum if you need to (vacuum is located in the corner)

  • Wash dishes, preferably in the dishwasher, and put away.

  • Sort small amounts of rubbish properly into the correct bins: recycling, landfill, soft plastics, compost (located in freezer)

  • Please remove your rubbish that does not fit into the bins

  • Rinsing recycling items in the kitchen before putting them in the recycling bin

  • A venue host will be there to greet you in-person and show you around the first time you book the space. Please close the front door firmly when you leave which will lock this door

  • Report any damage or items not working to [email protected]


4.9 (11)

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 7 days before your booking. After that, there are no refunds on cancellation.
Parking and Public Transport Information

Train - We are a 2 minute walk from the Britomart Transport Centre via the back door Brittomart Pl exit.

Bus - A number of buses stop close to us at 2 Anzac Ave (it is a three minute walk from there to 22 Emily Place).

Ferry - It is a ten minute walk from the Auckland Ferry Terminal to 22 Emily Place.

Car - There is no free or reserved parking for the Aaiotanga Community Space. Parking can obtained via Pay and Display in the surrounding streets or in the nearby parking buildings in Shortland St or Anzac Avenue. Private parking may be available on request.

The following parking buildings are close by:

· Tournament Parking at 71 Shortland Street (a two minute walk).

· The Britomart Car Park at 88 Quay Street (a six minute walk).

· Wilson Car Park – 53-73 Anzac Ave (a five minute walk).

· Wilson Car Park Cnr Short St and Eden Cres (a two minute walk).

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