Cityside Event Space - Conference, Performance or Retreat

8 Mount Eden Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 1 hour
Cityside Creative Community

Hosted by Cityside Creative Community

SpacetoCo Host since October 2020 · 500 bookings

About this space

SLIDING SCALE PRICING - PLEASE USE DISCOUNT CODES PROVIDED (if they apply to your group) All codes listed at bottom.

Host your performance, music or acting practice, movie night or host a conference or retreat. Our performance and event space is inviting, artistic, comfortable and well euqipped for a variety of uses.

  • ​Wheelchair access

  • Comfy couches

  • Soft plush carpet - comfortable for yoga or floor work

  • Small attached kitchen (Large kitchen and hall space, suitable for meals or a breakout space is available in the same building through a doorway on the side. if you want this facility as well, you will need to book it as an additional space. See Cityside Community Room.)

  • Access to four individual unisex toilet / bathroom spaces.

  • Microphones

  • PA system

  • Large TV monitor 85"

  • Full fairy-light setup & spotlight

  • Air-conditioning/heat pump

  • All seating as shown in the pictures

The venue can comfortably seat 100 people on the couches and chairs which are permanently set up in the space. Seating can be rearranged if required but we ask for the room to be returned to the default set up at the end of your booking.


To make this space more affordable, we charge rent on a sliding scale basis. Please use the code that applies to your group to get the correct price.

Discount code: FUNDED_NOT_FOR_PROFIT (20% off)

Discount code: NON_FUNDED_COMMUNITY-GROUP (40% off)

Booking schedule

1 AM
2 AM
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5 AM
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM
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12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
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5 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.

Large TV and PA system
$10.00 per booking
85" TV and PA speaker system
Cleaning fee
$60.00 per booking
This is a minimum rate. If cleaning requires more than surface tidying, there will be an additional fee
$10.00 per booking
Upright piano available for practice.
Guitar amp
$10.00 per booking
Fender champion Guitar amp. Multiple sound settings.
Drum Kit
$20.00 per booking
Bass drum, two toms, floor tom, two cymbal stands
Bass guitar amp
$10.00 per booking
Great sound - Fender Bass amp


Screen WiFi Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Toilets Public Transport Accessible Kitchenette Air Conditioning TV Heater Sound System Projector Wheelchair Friendly Lighting Cleaning Equipment Bins Accessible Toilets

Suitable for

Wake Family Event Drama Dance Performance Visual Art Rehearsal Creative Workshop Photoshoot Film Recording Conference Meeting Religious Service Religious Ceremony Religious Celebration Support Group Meditation Yoga Community Group Gathering Meet Up Fundraiser Public Event Pop up Store Training Class Lecture Workshop Course Study Baby Shower Marriage Proposal Wedding Ceremony


8 Mount Eden Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening times


5:00am - Midnight


5:00am - Midnight


5:00am - Midnight


5:00am - Midnight


5:00am - Midnight


5:00am - Midnight


12:00pm - Midnight


Enjoy this space and care for it!

Return furniture to default setting if you move it.

Cleaning is the responsibility of the renter unless arranged beforehand. This will incur and additional fee.

All rubbish must be sorted into appropriate bins for maximum recycling opportunity.

Loud music noise curfew of 9:30 pm.

All health and safety practices must be followed. Risk Analysis must be completed for all regular programmes and events.

All health and safety incidents or hazards must be reported. The link to a form will be provided once you have booked.

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 14 days before your booking. After that, cancel and get a 50% refund.
Parking and Public Transport Information

Public Transport options are excellent.

Situated at the junction of Mt Eden Road, New North Road, Khyber Pass and Symonds St, you can catch the bus in any direction. Also Cityside is a short walk to Maungwhau / Mt Eden train station. (Currently closed for CRL upgrades - access from Kingsland train station with a free bus to Mt Eden Road.)

Bikes: There are plenty of options for making a bike secure around the venue. Personal locks/chains are required.


  • Do not use the church car parks or driveways as these are leased out.

  • There is free parking in the street on evenings and weekends.

  • Paid parking is available during work hours Monday - Friday and in the local car park on the corner of Mt Eden Road and Symonds St. Rates are much cheaper than in the city. Approximately $2 per hour between 8am and 6pm weekdays.

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