The Factory Theatre - large black box space for rehearsal, workshop, auditions and more

80 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 2 hours
kete aronui

Hosted by kete aronui

SpacetoCo Host since May 2020 · 1k bookings

auaha - tuhono - mahi tahi create - connect - collaborate. A safe and accessible place for arts practitioners to meet and create.

About this space

PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are processed on Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:30am and 5pm. We do not process bookings over the weekend, on Public Holidays or outside of these hours. If you are booking on a Saturday or Sunday for a same-day slot, your booking will not be processed in time.

The Factory Theatre at Kete Aronui is a Black Box theatre space that is flexible for people to perform, develop, rehearse and teach, meet and create, connect and collaborate. The Factory Theatre is available as a rehearsal space when we do not have shows running - please note that this hourly rate is for rehearsal/class/workshop only and is not our venue hire rate for performances. Please email us to enquire about rates for booking a performance.

Our mission is to make it easy for creatives, performers, practitioners and educators to meet and create together.

The Factory Theatre at Kete Aronui is perfect for rehearsal, development, classes, workshops, auditions, conferences, and more.

The room is 13.5mx13.5m and hourly hire includes Wifi and seating for 100. The seating is not able to be removed from the theatre, but may be reconfigured to suit your needs at an extra charge.

There is a corridor and waiting area outside of the room, with shared seating. Your guests are welcome to use this space, but please be quiet and mindful of the work in progress.

Pricing Information:
We want to make our space as accessible as possible so we have 3 tiers of pricing. We ask that you assess yourself fairly - we will enquire if we think you may fit into another pricing tier.

  • Are you a group of people who usually rehearse in your grandparents/aunts/cousins basement? Are you working on a passion project that you're paying for out of your own pocket? Then the $25.00 Unfunded rate is for you. The unfunded rate applies to individuals/groups that have not, and will not, receive money for their projects/workshops etc. If you are charging a membership fee, a class fee, or taking donations from members to attend, then this rate is not for you.
  • The funded/charging fee rate applies to all types of classes - if you are charging people to attend or charge a membership fee at the start of your term, then you qualify as funded. This pricing tier is also for groups who have received funding - be it from larger funding partners, government/local council bodies or crowdfunding. The funded/charging fee rate for The Factory Theatre is $35.00 per hour - please add the 'funded/charging fee rate top up tariff' to your booking at checkout.
  • If you are a commercial organisation (production company, limited company, governmental body) then the rate is $60.00 per hour. Please add the 'commercial rate top up tariff' to your booking at checkout.

If your booking is within 24 hours please also pay our Urgent booking fee $10

Additional Items and Charges:
We have some convenient extras for you to use as part of your booking.
Table hire (up to 6) $15
WhiteBoard & markers $11.50

Our pricing is very reasonable for the convenience and quality of our rooms. Please respect the tiered pricing we have provided for different organisation types. We need to create sustainable income from our spaces, so that we can continue to operate and provide this facility for our creative whānau. Your support to our trust and mission in booking these facilities is much appreciated.

Location & Access:
Conveniently located on Onehunga mall, this space benefits from being less than 5 minutes walk from Onehunga transport station - so super easy to get here from the city.
Only minutes from SH20 and 10 minutes drive from Auckland International & Domestic terminals
A couple of minutes walk away is Gloucester Park and the Manukau foreshore walkway - if you want some green space and fresh air!
5 minutes walk is Onehunga town centre with many bars, restaurants, cafes and eateries.
We have 38 Free car parking spaces. There is free public parking in Onehunga town centre and 50 parking spaces two doors down at the reserve.
This space has easy wheelchair access, including an accessible toilet.

When you book the room, you will be given a time-bound code for access to your booked space. We will charge a callout fee ($10-$20) if you require assistance outside of our office hours (9:30am-5pm Mon-Fri).


Our security system is on an automatic timer with a 15 minute grace period after the last session of the day. This means that once your time is up, you have 15 minutes to pack and exit the building. If you set the alarm off by overstaying your time, you will be charged a $110 call-out fee to cover the costs of the security company being called to The Factory Theatre

This is a zero waste facility - you must take all rubbish with you

Tell us about your performance or artistic endeavours! We love to support our creative community and may be able to help promote your work through our social channels.

Are you interested in regular hire of our facility?

We have slots and rooms available for daily, weekly or monthly hire. Message us to talk about how this could work for you.
Would you like us to store props or equipment? We can arrange this for a weekly or monthly fee. Message us to discuss.

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 this will be shown at the checkout.

Opening times


9:00am - 6:00pm


9:00am - 6:00pm


9:00am - 6:00pm


9:00am - 6:00pm


9:00am - 6:00pm






  • No smoking
  • The room must be left as you found it. Please book enough time to set up and clear up the space.
  • Vacuum, broom and cleaning equipment available
  • No social gatherings e.g. birthdays.
  • Zero waste - please take out all your rubbish with you
  • During Alert Levels all our health and safety regulations must be adhered to

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.
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