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The first stage of this project involves earthquake strengthening the Wellington Town Hall and redeveloping the Town Hall’s main auditorium, Debating Chamber and Ilott Room to provide central city rehearsal and performance spaces for Victoria University of Wellington’s New Zealand School of Music and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Both Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra have confirmed their support for this stage of the venture.
The second stage would see the redevelopment of adjoining buildings to bring all the elements of the New Zealand School of Music and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra together on a single site in Civic Square.
Athfield Architects’ innovative plans will transform the surrounding complex to encompass teaching, rehearsal and research spaces alongside the concert venue.
There will be new performance spaces that not only meet the requirements of a modern music school and a world-class orchestra but also provide spaces that can be used by the wider Wellington arts community.
Professor Jennifer Windsor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences