Perfect networking or community venue for hire in Ponsonby

51 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 1 hour
Covert Theatre

Hosted by Covert Theatre

SpacetoCo Host since September 2021

Edith has been an active member of the Covert Theatre since 2018 and joined the Improv Bandits in 2021. She is passionate about the Covert Theatre and the wonderful community it serves. She makes sure that the Theatre runs smoothly day to day and will be the one to answer any of your calls and queries.

This space contains 2 different areas that can be booked independently.

Perfect networking or community venue for hire in Ponsonby

Min. 1 hour

About this space

The foyer of the much loved local improv institution, the Covert Theatre is open for bookings during the day! The space is perfect for community groups, networking, team briefings, meetings and meetups, team coffee mornings or breakfasts and lots more. The theatre is in the heart of Ponsonby. Just 2 minutes walk from Ponsonby Central's famous food court and so many top 50 cafes and restaurants, this is a foodies paradise. It's also retail heaven with some of NZ's best love brands and indie shops close by.

The foyer space has cozy & comfy booths for informal seating for about 30 people. There is plenty of space to host an event where people need to move around and chat, for example, a networking morning. Our team can be available to serve barista coffees or you can pop to one of our many excellent neighbouring cafes before your event. There is no screen or projector, but the space is great for speaking or briefing a team. The booths also make this a good set-up for cards or game groups. It could also work well for writers workshops.

The Space Hire Includes:

  • Tables and Chairs
  • Bluetooth speaker for you to play music

  • Free WiFi

Additional Items and Charges:

  • Bar Staff - Alcohol can only be served if you hire the bar staff (no BYO)

  • Cleaning Fee - We will hire professional cleaners to clean up for you once your booked session has ended

*Additional hires come at an extra cost, available for selection at checkout

Kitchenette & Catering: You can bring your own food into the space. You have access to the kitchenette where you can use the microwave to geat food or grab some water. For catering, it's ideal for pizza or takeout from one of the amazing foodie vendors in Ponsonby Food Court. You may use our bins, but please make sure the space is left as you found it, or pay the cleaning fee. Please book enough time to clean up after your event or gathering.

Decorations: Unfortunately there are no decorations allowed in this space. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Personal Belongings: Please take all your personal belongings you bought upon arrival with you once your booked session is over.

Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, and has disabled toilets. The staff will be onsite during your event and will coordinate access and answer questions.

Booking schedule

1 AM
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1 PM
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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.

$41.00 per hour (20 available)
Dedicated bar staff who will serve beverages including alcohol, tea and coffee (Buy 1 bar staff per hour for 40 people and 2 bar staff per hour to cater to over 40 people)
Cleaning Fee
$138.00 per booking
Hired third party cleaning staff who will clean event function space after your booked session


Tables WiFi Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Coffee / Tea Toilets Public Transport Accessible Kitchenette Available Staff Wheelchair Friendly Sound System

Suitable for

Creative Workshop Exhibition Visual Art Birthday General Celebration Meet Up Meeting Remote Work Study Training Workshop


51 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening times


9:00am - 5:30pm


9:00am - 5:30pm


9:00am - 5:30pm


9:00am - 5:30pm


9:00am - 5:30pm






  • No Pets
  • No Smoking

  • Be respectful of the space and amenities being provided (e.g. furniture, kitchen utensils, etc.)

  • Book enough time to clean up space (if not paying cleaning fee*)

  • Leave room exactly as you found it upon arrival

  • Inform us of any damages/breakages

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

There is on street paid parking all around the theatre. There is also parkable slots and large car parks just a few minutes walk away. There are plenty of public transport options, with many buses including the Inner Link circulating Ponsonby Road.

Space Terms and Conditions

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