The Cellar and Theatrette

2 Mount Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland 0612, New Zealand ·
Min. 1 hour
Corban Estate Arts Centre

Hosted by Corban Estate Arts Centre

SpacetoCo Host since December 2023

Corban Estate Arts Centre is an arts precinct in the heart of West Auckland, based on the historic grounds of the former Corban Estate Winery. Established in 2002, Corban Estate Arts Centre is now recognised as one of Aotearoa’s largest thriving Arts Centres, nurturing and supporting the local community through art and creativity, while being the custodians of one of Tāmaki Makaurau’s important historical legacies.

About this space

Once used by the Corban Family to host wine tastings and tours, the Cellar is an underground space located in the oldest building on the Estate.

Entry from the Upper Cellar entranceway down a flight of stairs leads you into the lower L-shaped function room which provides ample room for performance, dancefloor, and dining areas for an intimate gathering. The red-painted concrete floors, wooden pillars, and white walls provide a unique backdrop for film students and professionals alike.

The function room leads down a few steps into the adjoining theatrette with tiered seating for a film screening or presentation. Given both spaces are underground, there is no natural light into them at all. The theatrette is also accessible from the Lower Cellar entranceway adjacent to the Public Bathrooms.

What's included

Capacity: 80 across both spaces

There is no heating in the Cellar.

Wifi is available.

A kitchen with sufficient bench and storage space, a dishrack, dishwasher, and fridge. BYO cutlery, crockery, glassware and utensils. Hirers can bring their own food or caterers.

Access to Public Bathrooms available. These are shared with our resident Artists and Arts Organisations.

All colour-coded cleaning equipment and consumables available in the space.

Additional Costs

Equipment can be hired at additional costs, including: tables, chairs, TV and Hot Water Urn

A Service Fee is applied to all casual bookings which covers the use of utilities and consumables during the hire (additional fees may apply for larger/longer bookings).

Security is required after 8pm at an additional cost.

A High-Impact Event surcharge of an additional 40% per hour may be charged for bookings that fall into the following categories:

  • All live audience and filming events

  • Events spread over the Estate using multiple spaces

  • Events with more than 100 participants (outdoor events over 150 participants require council permits)

  • Events requiring traffic management and/or large numbers of vehicles which exceed available car spaces.

  • Events with expected high noise levels, high electricity usage and/or waste management

  • Events requiring staff to provide additional support, and communication with estate residents.

Please read all of our space rules on this page before requesting a booking

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.

TV Hire
$50.00 per booking
On movable stand
$46.00 per hour
Mandatory security for events after 8pm
This item will automatically be added to your booking during certain times.
Service Fee
$50.00 per booking
Fee to cover admin, utilities and consumables
This item will automatically be added to your booking.
30L Hot Water Urn
$30.00 per booking
30LHot Water Urn


WiFi Free Parking Toilets Public Transport Accessible Kitchenette Lighting Cleaning Equipment

Suitable for

Celebration Family Event Drama Dance Performance Visual Art Rehearsal Creative Workshop Photoshoot Film Recording Community Group Gathering Meet Up Fundraiser Public Event Marriage Proposal Wedding Reception Wedding Ceremony Engagement Exhibition


2 Mount Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland 0612, New Zealand

Opening times


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


  • Decorations can be used with temporary fixings and all residue must be removed without damage to surfaces.

  • No naked flames, fires or fireworks can be used on the estate.

  • No confetti, rice or coloured powders can be used.

  • Booking time should include pack in and out times.

  • No 16th, 18th, 21st birthday parties - other celebrations will be approved at our discretion.

  • The space must be left clean at the end of the event and all rubbish must be taken away by the hirers.

  • Hirers can bring a DJ or band, however all noise is restricted from 10pm.

  • Hirers can bring their own certified tag and tested extension leads and equipment.

  • Security is required for bookings after 8pm

  • Hirers are able to serve alcohol but there is no guest BYO. A liquor licence and council permit are required for the sale of alcohol. Alcohol must not served to minors or intoxicated people and must not be consumed outside of the venue. Host responsibility applies.

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 7 days before your booking. After that, cancel and get a 50% refund.
Parking and Public Transport Information

Parking is available in the Main Carpark and further parking in the Church carpark. All parking on the estate is on a first-come first-served basis, no vehicles are permitted to park on the grass or blocking access ways. It is a 10 min walk to Henderson Train Station and Bus Interchange, Lincoln Rd or the WestCity Mall.

Space Terms and Conditions

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