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MTG Hawke's Bay

MTG Entrance Tennyson Street. MTG Hawke’s Bay formerly known Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery (HBMAG) is at home in the heart of Napier forming the cultural centre of this stylish city for over 150 years. MTG Hawke’s Bay is a place where people, objects and ideas meet.

MTG inhabits three buildings of distinct character – an art deco masterpiece, a modernist gem and a light-filled gallery that looks out across the magnificent Hawke Bay.

MTG Hawke’s Bay is home to a nationally significant collection of art and objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions and a world-class research facility. The MTG Theatre hosts a lively programme of film and performing arts.

MTG Hawke’s Bay uses its collection to tell the stories of New Zealand with assurance and style. This is the place to get a fresh perspective on the stories you know including the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake. Here too the art that adorns our walls and the objects that fill our homes come together alongside precious photographs and documents to creatively illustrate the life stories of successive generations of New Zealanders.

Visit our fabulous little shop selling a range of MTG publications and merchandise inspired by the magic of the Museum collections

MTG Hawke’s Bay welcomes visitors from all over the world to share in the complex and fascinating history of New Zealand through the lens of a distinct and characterful region.

MTG is open every day 10am - 5pm except Christmas Day.

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MTG Century Theatre

The MTG Century Theatre is a modernist masterpiece designed by leading Hawke's Bay architect Guy Natusch. Built in 1977 as a concert chamber to commemorate Napier's first century as a city the MTG Theatre is Hawke's Bay's premier mid-sized venue and a central part of the MTG Hawke's Bay complex.

MTG's 330 tiered seat theatre provides an intimate setting for performing arts, film and lectures. The Theatre is home to Chamber Music New Zealand's Hawke's Bay's concerts, the New Zealand International and Italian film festivals. It also hosts a wide range of other events throughout the year.

MTG Theatre is located in the Museum complex between the Marine Parade and Herschell Street, Napier. The evening entrances are located at 9 Herschell Street and on Marine Parade - which has wheel chair access.

MTG Theatre is Hawke's Bay's premier mid-sized venue ideal for a conference, launch, lecture or a film, music or theatrical event. The Theatre has been designed with chamber music concerts in mind and has a Steinway piano available.

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MTG Hawke's Bay Images

MTG Hawke’s Bay first floor galleries show a range of changing exhibitions many of them are inspired by the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust collections.  The 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition is very popular with all MTG’s visitors.  Visitors enjoy the new exhibitions  and interactive elements on display at MTG Hawke’s Bay.  The original 1936 Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery Building entrance that was restored as part of the redevelopment. The Bernard Chambers Reading Room with the Portrait of William Colenso by Gavin Hurley in the background. Entrance to the MTG Century Theatre with the Mural (detail), 2013 by Rakai Karaitiana, commissioned graphic design project. MTG Hawke’s Bay Main foyer and reception desk. The original Octagon Gallery that was restored as part of the redevelopment. In the foreground the elegant art deco Octagon Gallery where Italian sculptor Emilio Greco’s Grande Baignante III (1957) stands as a tribute to former museum and art gallery director, Leo Bestall from the collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi. Before Museum upgrade in 2013 this is what the entrance to HB Museum and Art Gallery from Marine Parade looked like.  Before Museum upgrade in 2013 this is what the entrance to the HB Museum and Art Gallery looked like.  Before Museum upgrade in 2013, family looking at exhibit at the Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery.  Before Museum upgrade in 2013, Theatre at the Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery.  Before the museum upgrade in 2013, the Historical Bestall Gallery at the Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery. Exhibit at the Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery before the 2013 upgrade. Detail from the original Louis Hay 1936 building at the Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery before the 2013 upgrade

Fees and Charges

Museum Theatre Gallery (MTG) Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Museum & Gallery Fee (incl GST)
 
Admission 
Adults $10.00 
Student (15 years plus with Student ID) $7.50 
Senior Citizens (65 +) and Community Services Card holders $7.50 
Group - 10 or more Adults $8.00 
Group Tours (per person) $12.00 
Children (under 15 years) No Charge 
Adults - Friends of the MTG No Charge 

Theatre Fee (incl GST)
 
Film Admission after 5pm and weekends 
Adults $16.00 
Student (15 years plus with Student ID) $14.00 
Children (under 15 years) $12.00 
Adults - Group Rate (10 or more adults) $14.00 
Film Festivals 
Film Festivals Price on Application 

Faraday Centre Fee (incl GST)
 
Admission 
Adults $9.00 
Children (under 15 years) $2.50 

Venue Rental Fee (incl GST)
Note: All catering, audio-visual equipment or services are additional charges - price on application.
Note: Terms and Conditions apply and are available on application.
Note: Cancellations made less than 7 days in advance of event may incur an additional fee.
Note: A minimum charge of 3 hours applies to hourly venue rentals.
Venue Hire Deposits 
Venue Hire - Corporate and Profit Making Organisations * $300.00 
Venue Hire - Community and Non Profit Making Organisations * $150.00 
Theatre Group 1 - Corporate and Profit Making Organisations 
Daytime hourly rate $122.00 
Half day (8.00am to 12.30pm or 12.30pm to 5.30pm) $485.00 
Evening - 5.30pm to Midnight $670.00 
Setup / Pack Out / Rehearsal (day) per hour  $95.00 
Evening Rehearsal - per hour $106.00 
Theatre Group 2 - Community & Non Profit Making Organisations  
Daytime hourly rate $122.00 
Half day (8.00am to 12.30pm or 12.30pm to 5.30pm) $412.00 
Evening - 5.30pm to Midnight $568.00 
Setup / Pack Out / Rehearsal (day) per hour $80.00 
Evening Rehearsal - per hour $90.00 
Theatre - Gala Film Screening 
Note: 330 tiered seating. Available for fund raising gala screenings.
Note: Gala screening fees for Admissions after 5pm and weekends
Gala Film Screening Price on Application 
Main Foyer 
Hourly Rate - 3 hour minimum charge applies $122.00 
Century Theatre Foyer 
Hourly Rate - 3 hour minimum charge applies $122.00 
Gallery 
Hourly Rate - 3 hour minimum charge applies Price on Application 
Education Suite Group 1 - Corporate & Profit Making Organisations 
Note: 75 seating theatre style.
Note: Subject to availability outside school hours.
Morning - 8.00am to 12.30pm $327.00 
Afternoon - 12.30pm to 5.30pm $327.00 
Evening - 5.30pm to Midnight $490.00 
Hourly Rate Price on Application 
Education Suite Group 2 - Community & Non Profit Making Organisations 
Note: 75 seating theatre style.
Note: Subject to availability outside school hours.
Morning - 8.00am to 12.30pm $278.00 
Afternoon - 12.30pm to 5.30pm $278.00 
Evening - 5.30pm to Midnight $417.00 
Hourly Rate Price on Application 

Equipment Hire Fee (incl GST)
 
Pianos 
Note: Community and student rates available on request.
Concert Piano - (Steinway) Per concert $293.00 
Concert Piano - (Steinway) Per lunchtime concert  $83.00 
Piano - (Bechstein) Per concert  $79.00 
Piano - (Bechstein) Per lunchtime concert $32.00 
Piano Tuning (per tuning) Price on Application 

Education Fee (incl GST)
 
Programmes 
Per Student - Preschool $4.00 
Per Student - Primary $2.50 
Per Student - Secondary $4.50 
Per Student - Tertiary $9.00 
Accompanying Adult / Teacher No Charge 
Self Guided - School Groups No Charge 
Special Programmes Price on Application 

Archive Fee (incl GST)
 
Image Delivery 
Postage Price on Application 
Photography 
Photography per hour (where NO suitable image is available) $60.00 
Photography - Per scanned image $21.50 
Photography - Disk $5.50 
Photography - Reproduction fee per image $34.50 
Reproduction 
Personal, non commercial & websites No Charge 
Published, commercial interior image $34.50 
Merchandise, book cover and advertising $207.00 
Research 
Research - Hourly rate $60.00 
Photocopying 
Photocopying - Standard (per page) $1.20 
Photocopying - Manuscript (per page) Price on Application 

MTG Hawkes Bay Location Map

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