Hire all or part of Stardome - there's the Planetarium Theatre, Gallery & Exhibits space, the Space Room, and The Matariki Room. Contact us to discuss your requirements and we can tailor the experience to suit. Stardome offers:

  • The Stardome Planetarium Theatre:  a unique 87-seat cinema space with comfortable reclined seats and a giant 360-degree domed screen above.
  • Two function rooms (The Space Room and The Matariki Room), which can be configured as you choose.
  • An engaging gallery and exhibits area.
  • Courtyard telescope viewing (weather permitting).


Call 09 624 1246 ext: 217 or email

Stardome full venue hire

Hire Stardome's entire site and get full access to all our facilities. This includes the Planetarium Theatre, Gallery & Exhibits space, the Space Room, and The Matariki Room. Make the occasion extra-special and include a Zeiss telescope experience (weather permitting).


Entire venue: 120

Planetarium Theatre

Hire Auckland's only planetarium theatre. A private planetarium show in our 360-degree immersive cinema theatre with reclined seats is a very special experience. 

Explore the cosmos with a presenter-led show, select a film from our extensive library, or enjoy a music experience with laser lights!  We can tailor the experience to suit your audience. 

Talk to us about using your own logo, images or video to showcase your message in a customised presentation.


Planetarium Theatre: 87 seats.

2 or 3 spaces also available for wheelchairs (depending on size).

Gallery & Exhibits hire

The Stardome gallery space is an excellent area for product launches or as a reception area. There's plenty of room for portable banners, displays and signage. 

Please note we are unable to serve alcohol on site at Stardome.


Foyer & galleries: 100

The Space Room*

The Space Room is a conference room ideal for larger workshops or conferences.

*Space Room hire is included in full venue hire only


Seated theatre-style: 87
Seated meal: 70

The Matariki Room

The Matariki Room is a light, airy space with views of One Tree Hill Domain. It's ideal for meetings, conferences, team days, or functions. Room hire includes all audio-visual equipment including data projector, large screen, WiFi, TV, and whiteboard. There is access to a private kitchen suitable for external catering staff to use. Minimum three-hour hire. 


Classroom: 30 people

Theatre: 55 people

Seated meal: 40 people

Boardroom: 25 people

Please note we are unable to serve alcohol on site at Stardome.

Call 09 624 1246 ext: 217 or email to discuss your requirements and book.



Do you provide catering?

We have a number of quality catering recommendations. Have a chat with us and we'll put you in touch with them.

Do you offer bar service?

We do not offer a licensed bar service and are unable to serve alcohol on the premises.

Is there a kitchen we can use?

We have a fully equipped catering kitchen that is available for your use. This includes steriliser, microwave, oven and boiling water urn. For up to 30 guests, we can provide cutlery, crockery and serving accessories such as coffee plungers, water and milk jugs.

Do you have table settings / decorations / outdoor equipment to hire?

Yes we do! We have fairy lights, gazebos, vases, plates, glasses and bean bags all available to hire for your event.

Can we use the space outside Stardome?

During the day, you can use the area behind Stardome. At night, if the weather is clear, we will have courtyard telescopes out for you to look at the night sky.

What can I play on the planetarium screen?

We can play almost anything on the planetarium screen - please call us to discuss your requirements. (Extra charges apply if additional time or technical support is required). We have an extensive catalogue of films and presenter-led shows to choose from.

Is parking available?

Free parking is available in the carpark directly outside Stardome. There is also free paking in Haydn Ave, and Manukau Road.

If visiting in the evening, please be aware that the Cornwall Park lower playground carpark is locked after 7pm.