Vehicle access: Our vehicle entrance will be reduced to one lane from 25 July until the end of November 2022, due to the construction of a new set of traffic lights outside Te Papa.
Info about vehicle access to Te Papa 25 Jul – Nov 2022

Parliament venue: Legislative Council Chamber

The Legislative Council Chamber is a grand room surrounded by upper floor galleries and is available for a wide range of functions.

Book the Legislative Council Chamber online or call +64 (0)4 381 7272


  Theatre style

Boardroom style

Classroom style

Café style

Horseshoe style


Formal sit-down dinner

Informal standing

Without catering 120 30 60 60 120 46 NA 190

This space can only be accessed through the Grand Hall and so must be booked together. Food and drink are not permitted within the Chamber. 

Inside the Legislative Council Chamber


Legislative Council Chamber, 2018. Photo by Kristin DeSousa. Te Papa


  • a raised roof above galleries that circle the debating floor below and grand historically significant furnishings including rimu timbers and backlit stained glass panels.
  • a puriri canopy and Italian marble pillars and can seat up to 120 theatre style.

Floor plans

See a 360-degree view of the Legislative Council Chamber

Contact us

Phone: +64 (0)4 381 7272