Our vision


To be a centre of the arts - stimulating and celebrating our diverse communities by restoring memories and creating futures


To foster, promote, facilitate and encourage the interest of art, culture, education and other related interests, in particular through the provision of accommodation for such activities.


There are three pillars to The Arts Centre vision:

1. Kaitiakitanga – guardianship

Hold and develop The Arts Centre as a unique and outstanding cultural centre to promote, conserve and maintain the heritage integrity of The Arts Centre.

2. Whāngai – nourish and foster

Foster, promote and facilitate interest and involvement in art, culture, creativity, the creative industries, and education.

3. He Tangata – for everyone

Engage in an open way with the community and be inclusive and connected.