Great Lake Centre

​​​​The Great Lake Centre can accommodate six to 600 people. The venue offers versatility and flexibility making it the ideal choice for your next event. We can cater for any occasion including banquet dinners, tradeshows, exhibitions, concerts, conferences, product launches and special events.

Hold your Event with us

Our experienced, friendly team will make organising your next event easy. From a concert, to an office party to your special day we have the expertise and the facilities to make it a great success.

You can contact our team on 07 376 0899 or

Our Facilities

Featuring a theatre and also an exhibition hall, the Great Lake Centre is a modern, flexible, spacious centre. Positioned in the heart of Taupo's central business district, an​d only a five minute drive from the airport, our venue has ample free parking.


Ideal for artistic productions, conferences, product launches, seminars and prizegivings.

358 seat tiered theatre
12m x 8m stage
Fully operational fly system
Large dressing rooms with additional toilets and showers
Professional sound and lighting equipment
Stage and technical management
Front of house services
Ticketing agency on site

Our staff can assist with your marketing by arranging local advertising for your show or production through print, radio and web-based media. For theatre productions the Green Room and Rimu Room can also be transformed into additional dressing room areas. Mirrors, hand basins, shower and toilet facilities are in close proximity to both rooms.

Exhibition hall

The versatility of the exhibition hall makes it an ideal choice for product launches, exhibitions, banquet dinners, weddings, concerts and expos. It's large foyers are ideal for cocktail functions, refreshment breaks, breakout areas or trade displays. 

600m² of flat floor space
Loading dock for vehicle space
Fully divisible into two work spaces with dividing wall panels
Additional phone lines available for EFTPOS facilities
Extensive catering and bar facilities
A conference facilitator's office
Large, light foyer areas
Air conditioning
Large range of equipment on site including portable modular staging

The exhibition hall has access to Tongariro North Domain. This area adjacent to the hall is ideal as a flow-on space for expos and trade shows or for use as a sporting event finish chute.


​Room​Banquet​Cocktail​Classroom​TheatreFloor Area
​East Wing​100​250​70​100​192m2
Hall & East Wing​​400​750​300​650​619m2

Meeting rooms

Suitable for a variety of requirements, the Green Room and Rimu Room are popular venues with our local community organisations for meetings and presentations. They are also suitable for conference break-out rooms, theatre dressing rooms or for storage during exhibitions.

The Green Room is capable of seating 20 boardroom style. The room has a lovely outlook over the Tongariro North Domain. The Rimu Room can be divided into two separate venues each capable of seating 60 delegates theatre style.

View the floorplan of Great Lake Centre (PDF 655Kb)

Page reviewed: 12 Nov 2018 12:52pm