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Ngā Tohu o Uenuku

Māngere Arts Centre

COVID-19 community facilities information

Auckland Council community centres, art centres, galleries and theatres will begin a phased reopening from Monday 18 May 2020 – Learn more

About Ngā Tohu o Uenuku / Māngere Arts Centre

The centre is the home of Māori and Pacific visual and performing arts in Auckland.

It has two gallery spaces and a theatre with extensive lighting and audio set-up for performances, workshops, rehearsals and events and an enclosed community courtyard. The café supports local youth development programmes.

The centre's annual programme of events and exhibitions showcases the diversity and quality of arts, crafts and cultural activities that underpin the unique character of Māngere and Ōtāhuhu.

It also produces an annual April School Holiday theatre production.

Find out about our upcoming events on our Facebook events page.

Māngere Arts Centre is an Auckland Council arts facility, supported by the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.

Opening hours

Art galleries

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 4pm
  • Closed on Sundays, public holidays, and for several weeks each year over the Christmas-New Year period.

Art galleries are open during theatre performances.


  • Monday to Sunday, 9am to 11pm (depending on performances)
  • Closed on public holidays and for several weeks each year over the Christmas-New Year period.

Contact us

Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Māngere, Auckland

Call the Ngā Tohu o Uenuku / Māngere Arts Centre on09 262 5789

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Entry is free.

Charges may apply to workshops, theatre performances and special exhibitions.

Booking the Māngere Arts Centre venue

You can book this venue online for your events, meetings and functions.


There is accessible parking nearby, and the facility (including gendered bathrooms) is wheelchair accessible. A number of accessible seats in the theatre are reserved.

There is a hearing loop in the theatre.

Assistance animals are welcome.