Community theatre studio space for hire for groups, classes, meet ups and networking

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.

About this space

The Covert Theatre is the home of Improv comedy in Auckland, but it could also be home to your community group too! The theatre is available in our off-peak hours at a special community rate for anyone looking to host a group meeting or class here. This is a prime position to host your community at, as we're 1 minute from Ponsonby Road. The space is a blank canvas for your group. There is a large floor space that can be divided into stage and seating or just kept open. The space would work well for yoga, dance or fitness classes, support or counselling group, church groups, singing and morning meetups or networking.

The space hire includes:

  • Theatre space

  • Small tables and 60 chairs

  • Free Wifi

  • Access to the kitchenette for water

  • Basic overhead lighting. You can play music in the space using our speakers. The technical sound system and theatre lighting is off-limits as it requires our technician to operate

Kitchenette & Catering: You can bring your own food into the space and there is access to a small kitchenette for heating food, a sink and water. You can leave rubbish in our bins. The theatre and kitchenette space must be left as you found it. Please book enough time to clean up. If the space requires additional cleaning, we may need to charge you the additional cleaning fee.

Bar & Alcohol: Unfortunately the bar area is not included in this space hire and BYO alcohol is not permitted.

Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, and has disabled toilets.

Rates/Charges/Discounts: This rate is only available for our off-peak hours. We'd love to get a regular group using the space and can set you up on a monthly post-pay arrangement. Message us for details.

Nearby: 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 a retail heaven with some of NZ's best loved brands and indie shops close by.

Booking schedule

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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.

Cleaning Fee
$138.00 per booking
Hired third party cleaning staff who will clean event function space after your booked session


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

Suitable for

Dance Exhibition Film Birthday General Celebration Community Group Meet Up Lecture Training Workshop Meditation Yoga


51 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening times


6:00am - 10:00am


6:00am - 10:00am


6:00am - 10:00am


6:00am - 10:00am


6:00am - 10:00am


6:00am - 10:00am


6:00am - 10:00am


· 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.

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