The Civic

One of the few remaining atmospheric theatres in the world

The Civic, one of the few remaining Atmospheric Theatres in the world, was built in 1929 and specifically designed as a 'movie palace' for talking pictures ('talkies'), which had just been introduced to New Zealand. The first purpose-built cinema of this type in the country, The Civic has become a much-loved Auckland landmark and entertainment venue.

Contact details

Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street
+64 9 309 2677
  • Lovebite #28

    Starry Night

    Step inside Auckland's iconic Atmospheric Theatre, which is one of the few of its kind remaining worldwide, and be transported back to the 1920s when The Civic was originally built. The elaborate interior design includes over 400 elephants.