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Although not the biggest city in New Zealand, Wellington has the biggest reputation for it's nightlife, party scene. There are plenty of pubs, with the Irish and brewery type hotels being popular. There are also clubs that provide dancing to the wee small hours. Most of the nightlife action occurs in Courtenay Place, with Queens Wharf having plenty of quieter types of nightlife. Wellington also has a good performing arts scene with plenty of theatres hosting local and national productions.

Wellington Cinemas

Embassy
This one giant screen show mainly mainstream movies with the occasional independent release. 10 kent street,(04 384 7657)
Regent on Manners
Mainstream movies at a good price can be found here. 73 Manners Mall (04 472 5182)
Paramount
There are three screens that show mainstream and art house movies, all with an added drinks service. 25 Courtney Place (04 384 4080)
Reading Cinemas
Mainly mainstream movies are shown here. 100 Courtney place (04 801 4610)
Rialto
Independent and New Zealand made films are screened here regularly. Cable Street (04 385 1864)

Wellington Theatres

Circa Theatre
There are tow performance areas here and the Circa has a reputation for producing top quality theatre performances. 1 Taranaki Street (04 802 4175)
Downstage Theatre,
Here you can find a mixture of acts, from mainstream to drama and comedy.12 Cambridge Terrace (04 801 6946)
Bats Theatre
Live theatre and local drama productions are performed here. 1 Kent Terrace (04 802 4175)
St James Theatre
Home to the Wellington productions by the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company as well as hosting opera, drama and musicals. There is also a licensed cafe here. 77 Courtenay Place ( 04 802 4060)
The Opera House
As you would imagine this is the main house for opera productions as well as ballet and musicals. 111 Manners Street (04 384 3840)
Westpac Stadium
Mainly used for sporting events but does occasionally host a major rock or music concert. Aotea Quay

Wellington Pubs and Clubs

Loaded Hog
This pub has live music on most nights of the week and also serves meals. 14 Bond Street
The Malthouse
As the name suggests you will get some good naturally brewed New Zealand ale here. 47 Willis Street
One Red Dog
This trendy pub is popular with locals and visitors. 9 Blair Street
Molly Malone
Typical Irish pub, offering Irish meals and good live Irish music on most nights. Courtenay Place
kitty O'Sheas
This pub has live rock bands on weekends. 28 Courtenay Place
Big Easy
Typical nightclub feel, dark loud rooms with big burly bouncers. Courtenay Place
Chicago
Located at Queens Wharf and has a lively dance floor with bands downstairs and a bar upstairs.
Coyote
This venue has a street bar and plenty of dancing on week ends, mainly techno and rave. 63 Courtney Street (04 385 6665)
The CO2 Champagne Bar
As the name suggests, this bar is popular with the glitzy set. 28 Blair Street (04 384 1064)
Diva
This is a great location for the over 30's to do some dancing or partying. 37 Dixon Street
Bar Bodega
This is a great live venue that showcases some good local talent on weekends. 286 Willis Street
Studio Nine
The place to be for the young and hip. 9 Edward Street (04 384 9976)
Tatou
You can catch some Jazz upstairs here, disco downstairs and The Boiler Room has techno. 22 Cambridge Terrace



 

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