The first purpose-built cinema for 'talkies' in the country, The Civic is a much-loved Auckland landmark and entertainment venue. Built in 1929, The Civic was an outstanding example of the ‘atmospheric cinema’ with a unique soft-top design that floats above the auditorium, allowing the famed stars and clouds effect that is a recreation of the Southern Hemisphere sky-scape.
Auckland is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. See below for information about getting to the venue. If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Auckland, visit Auckland Transport
Closest bus stops are: -
#7055 – Queen Street Outside the Civic – Routes: 302, 606, 309, 299, 312
#7006 – Wellesley St East outside ASB Bank – Routes: Outer Link to Ponsonby
#1094 – 10 Wellesley St – Routes: Outer Link to Auckland University
Closest pay and display parking is The Civic Carpark, with lifts to bring patrons to street level
Closest car parking with accessible bays is also The Civic Carpark
Closest taxi rank is located on Queen Street, opposite the Civic Theatre
Closest train station is Britomart at the bottom of Queen Street
The Civic Theatre has multiple levels. There are some lifts and ramps to assist anyone with mobility issues. It is also best to contact the venue before arriving so that ushers can meet anyone with mobility access needs in order to guide them through the venue.
Two wheelchair accessible toilets are located on site, near the Stalls.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the gallery.
Click here for a virtual tour of the Civic Theatre.