Your support

The development of this creative quarter is one of those rare opportunities that can inspire a community to create something magnificent.

Led by former Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast CNZM, the Fundraising Chair, and Donald Best, Chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra have committed to raising $30 million. This fundraising initiative will create a bespoke space for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Victoria University of Wellington’s New Zealand School of Music in the Town Hall and adjoining buildings. Wellington City Council has committed to funding the seismic strengthening of the Wellington Town Hall.

We have secured a significant leadership gift towards our joint fundraising goal and seek support from partners who share our vision for a world-class national music centre in Wellington.

Kerry Prendergast CZSM, Fundraising Chair

Kerry Prendergast CNZM Fundraising Chair

I have always been passionate about the capital city’s Town Hall. It has amazing acoustics and to know that it’s going to be strengthened, restored and turned into the focal point of a national centre of musical excellence, with the New Zealand School of Music and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as foundation tenants, is really exciting.

For more information

Contact Jill Robinson, Development Manager, Special Projects—phone: +64 4 463 5325 or email