The Old School Arts Centre is run by the Raglan Community Arts Council, a registered charity. Rooms and facilities are available for rent on a casual or regular basis. Off street parking is available in the front courtyard.
There is an accessible toilet. (
At the rear of the Old School building there is an accessible ramp and parking.) – While construction work is underway on our new building, the ‘loading bay’ space at the front door is to be used for accessible parking.
The community gallery regularly hosts exhibitions of local arts. If you’d like to host an exhibition, talk to our coordinators.
The Theatre Workshop is an ideal venue for small events. Hold your classes, practice sessions, meetings, workshops or small conferences here. The room is equipped with a whiteboard and a video projector. A home theatre system can be provided to show DCP, e-cinema and DVD/Blu-ray movies.
Theatre Workshop Capacities
Catering for working lunches available.
Music Performances / Gigs
The Theatre Workshop can be booked for music performances and gigs. The Community Gallery is also available when there isn’t an exhibition on. Both rooms are suitable for house concert style intimate performances. With all timber surfaces the Community gallery is ideal for acoustic performances. Audience numbers usually range from 20 to 40. The music space rental fee is $95 with performers keeping the door. This fee includes promotion in our monthly What’s On newsletter, poster distribution, website and Facebook listings plus an advert in the Raglan Chronicle. With two months notice the Arts Centre can open its Foyer Cafe & Bar. If you’d like to host a gig, talk to our coordinators. For some music events we may agree on a small set fee paid to performers with the Arts Centre taking the door.
The Old School Arts Centre has an ongoing programme of Creative Workshops. These include raranga, harakeke, mosaics, felting, painting, drawing, pottery, drama, dance and music.
The Clay Shed
A very active part of the Old School Arts Centre is The Clay Shed, our community pottery. Come along to a workshop or join the pottery group and use the facilities. It is located in the Creative Space building behind the Old School.
The Community Gallery at Old School Arts Centre is Raglan’s premier visual arts space. We offer a high-profile space, and substantial sales and promotion opportunities.
Exhibition opportunities are available for established and emerging artists and community groups.
St Lazarus Art Studio
The Art Studio is located in the St Lazarus annex. It is available for painting sessions, with basins and with easy to clean flooring. Easels are available.
The kitchen in the St Lazarus annex is designed for commercial food preparation activities and is available for hire. It is also available for catering of events at the Old School Arts Centre.
To hire a venue at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre, please download and complete the appropriate form: