Venue Information

Embassy Theatre, Embassy Deluxe, Paramount, Sounding Theatre (Te Papa), The Film Archive, Penthouse Cinema, Roxy Cinema, Light House Petone and City Gallery Wellington are all film festival venues for the Wellington leg of NZIFF. Your ticket will indicate the film venue.

Find out more about these venues and other general information below:

Advance general enquiries

Dial Ph: 04 802 2578 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Festival Venue Addresses

Festival Venue 


Embassy Theatre (E) & Embassy Deluxe (ED)

10 Kent Tce, Ph: 04 381 2478

Embassy Deluxe is 70-seat cinema downstairs at the Embassy

Paramount (PAR)

25 Courtenay Place

Ph: 04 384 4080

Soundings Theatre, Te Papa (TP)

Cable St, Level 2, top of stairs sharp right

Ph: 04 381 7298

The Film Archive (FA)

cnr Taranaki and Ghuznee St 

Ph: 04 384 7647

Penthouse Cinema (PH)

205 Ohiro Rd, Brooklyn, Ph 04 384 3157

Take bus 7 from Victoria St cnr Manners Mall to Brooklyn village. Check for timetables. All screenings this year will be held in Cinema 3.

Roxy Cinema (R)

5 Park Rd, Miramar, Ph 04 388 5555

Take buses 2, 24. 31, 43 or 44 from Courtenay Place to Miramar shops. Check for timetables.

Light House Petone (LH)

52 Beach St, Petone, Ph: 04 939 2061

Take the Hutt Valley train or buses 81, 83, 84, 85 or 91 from Courtenay Place or Lambton Quay to Jackson St. Check for timetables.

City Gallery Wellington (CG)

Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St

Ph: 04 801 3961

Wheelchair Access/Hearing Impaired/Special Requirements

All venues are accessible by wheelchair.

Please note that where films are indicated as having subtitles, this is not the same as full captioning for the hearing impaired. 

Specific information for the festival venues are given below.

 Festival Venues
Hearing loops with good coverage for all seats

The Embassy and Soundings Theatre, Te Papa

Amplified infra-red headphones (used without hearing aids) available at the box office.

Embassy Deluxe, Paramount, Penthouse Cinema, Light House Petone, City Gallery Wellington

Please advise the ticket seller when purchasing your ticket if you have any special requirements. 

Arrive Early

There are no advertising films or trailers at the Film Festival. We reserve the right to ask latecomers to wait until the conclusion of any speeches or short films before they are seated. Session starting times will not be delayed in deference to late arrivals. Please ensure mobile phones and pagers are switched off. Any video recording is strictly prohibited. 

If collecting tickets prior to a screening, please allow additional time in case there are queues.

Programme Changes

We reluctantly reserve the right to change the schedule by amending dates or replacing films. From Friday 26 July confirmation of daily session times can be made by calling 04 384 3840. Any necessary changes will be advertised at Festival venues, in the Festival daily newspaper advertising and here on the Festival's website,