Ellen Melville Centre

Ellen Melville Centre 925x695The Ellen Melville Centre is an Auckland Council community hub in the centre of Auckland city. Formerly known as Pioneer Women's and Ellen Melville Hall, the Ellen Melville Centre has easy access onto Freyberg Place. 

The Ellen Melville Centre is the venue for Eight Songs for a Mad King during AAF 2020.

2 Freyberg Pl, Auckland CBD



See below for information about getting to Ellen Melville Centre. 

Please note: Major roadworks are ongoing in Auckland CBD and affect travel in the city. We suggest you allow an extra 30 minutes to ensure you arrive at the venue with time to find your seat and relax before the show.

If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Auckland, visit  Auckland Transport

Bus Stop

Closest bus stop is Victoria St East/High St (4 mins walk). Bus routes: 24B, 24R, 24W, 75, 243X, 248X


Nearest public car parks are located at Victoria St East and Secure Parking (1-2 minutes walk). Mobility parking is available at the hotel and at car parks.

Atrium Carpark (entrance off Albert St, from Victoria St) has a special $5 car parking offer for Auckland Arts Festival patrons for entry after 5pm. Available until Sunday 29 March. Book online in advance here and use the promo code ARTS20 and follow the instructions.

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Closest train station is located at Britomart (10 mins walk from the hotel).


Multiple levelsThe Ellen Melville Centre is wheelchair accessible.

DogsAssistance dogs are welcome