About this space
Garnet Station is a much loved local institution. World famous in Westmere for their eclectic, colourful and heritage pizzeria, garden and theatre space, this is a true one of a kind. Friendship, hospitality, pride and community is etched into the grain of our beautiful space, that we love to share with our neighbourhood, artists, creatives and other wonderful humans.
The tiny theatre seats 35 and is the most perfect intimate space for theatre, gigs, poetry, performance art and storytelling. It can host 50 standing. We love to host cabaret, burlesque, new plays, old plays, friends and soon to be friends. This magical space is also great for meet ups, presentations, film screenings, rehearsals, lectures, meetings, workshops - the only limit is your imagination (and it’s tiny-ness).
Our beautiful theatre is also a perfect tiny wedding venue. If you’re looking for an intimate space to celebrate your perfect day - then this hidden gem could work for you. Host your ceremony in the chapel like theatre and then enjoy some drinks in the secret garden while we transform the space for dinner and later dancing and merriment.
The hire of the space comes with stage, wifi, sound, lights, a screen, projector, trestle tables, chairs and use of our secret garden. If you're putting on a performance, then we're on hand to help with the kit.
We have 3 options for pricing depending on your event.
For hourly community hire of the tiny theatre space- e.g. for meetings, workshops, rehearsals - it’s $25 an hour.
For parties, weddings and private dining - there’s no venue hire fee because we will supply the drinks and food. Book the date and time you need through this website, but use the discount code WEREHAVINGAPARTY to reduce the hourly rate to $0. The minimum spend is $250.
If you would like to host your performance here, we can provide the ticketing and take payments and a percentage fee through our website. You still need to book through SpacetoCo to secure the space for the dates and times. Request to make a booking but use the code TINYTHEATRETICKETS to reduce the hourly fee to $0. All events go out to our 1000 + database through our monthly emails.
If you’d like to use the space regularly e.g. a weekly yoga class or a meet up, message us for details about post pay options and a slot that works for you.
Catering and Alcohol
If you’re hosting a party or private dinner party in the space, we will cater this event for you. We will work with you to provide meal options that work for you - either a lavish & delicious bespoke menu can be created or you can keep it easy and have us fire up the pizza oven and your guests can order from our pizza menu. In the on site kitchen we use free range eggs, organic meat and local produce. We recycle, reuse, upcycle, compost, worm farm and love to have fun! We also have options for kids parties, platters and much more. We also have a licensed bar serving a carefully curated selection of NZ wine and craft beer. We also make incredible cocktails. You can opt to pay upfront for a bar tab or have a cash bar for your guests.
We’re on beautiful & historic Garnet road in the sunny beach village Westmere. We love our neighbourhood and are a short walk from Western Springs Park, the village and beautiful Meola reef reserve, with views across to Te Atatu.