Frequently Asked Questions

Who can hire the Globe?

Short answer: anyone! Our annual bookings range from major cross-country theatrical tours and concert series to intimate corporate events and networking meetings. Thanks to our two self-contained auditoriums, Globe 1 (200 seats) and Globe 2 (105 seats), events of different sizes and requirements can be comfortably accommodated. Bar services and catering can be arranged by request, and we have a range of different rates depending on the nature of your event, hours of hire and professional/community group affiliation. Send us an enquiry via the form above and we’ll confirm availability on the date(s) requested and provide you with an obligation-free quote.

What will it cost me to hire the Globe?

That all depends on what kind of event you’re planning. Our rates range between $30+GST per hour for community daytime events in Globe 2 through to $650+GST for a full day/evening’s professional engagement in Globe 1. Our administrative team is always keen to discuss the most appropriate and cost-effective pricing arrangement for your event. The best thing to do is fill out the enquiry form above, with as much information as you’re able to provide right now about the kind of event you’re planning (such as: is it open to the public, or a private event like a conference or staff function? Are you planning to sell tickets, or is the event invite-only/free admission?) and we’ll come back to you with a breakdown of costs.

What facilities and services does the Globe provide?

Both auditoriums are equipped with lighting and sound systems for theatrical presentations, and microphones (hand-held and cabled) are available for presentations and meetings. In-house projection and screening facilities are also available. Our technical team will help you set up for your event - they will also ensure that your technical operators are trained on our equipment. If you need someone to operate the equipment during your event/performance, then our technical team can do this for an hourly fee.  Our cafe and bar services are also available for you and your patrons and we are happy to discuss your catering needs

How does the Globe’s ticketing service work?

The Globe can provide a full ticketing service through the Patronbase ticketing system. Our physical Box Office is currently open from 10am-2pm Monday to Friday, and of course tickets are available 24-7 through our website. Our charge is $2 per ticket $10 or over, or $1 per ticket under $10. The cost promoted to ticket buyers is inclusive of this charge. Hirers staging ticketed productions aren’t obligated to use the Globe’s in-house system, but doing so does entitle you to a discount on your total hire. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Promoting your ticketed events….

Ensuring that your event is promoted will be crucial if you are looking for a paying, public audience. There is a lot going on in Palmerston North and so it is important that your event is seen in the places that people look for “What’s On” in town. We can help with our regular promotions, and we can also advise on additional promotion that you may want to undertake.

As part of your hire fee/arrangement, the Globe Theatre will use any promotional materials you can supply to promote your event as follows:

  • List it on our website on the “What’s On” page
  • List it in the monthly free community paper what’s on supplement, “Enjoy”
  • List it on Eventfinda
  • List it through our Facebook page, the Globe Theatre Palmerston North
  • Display it on our feature TV screen in the Globe Theatre Foyer
  • Include it in the fortnightly e-newsletter from the Globe to our list of subscribers
  • Display posters (as provided) in our venue and at key information points through the CBD area of Palmerston North

In addition, you may consider additional promotion of your event

  • Advertising/seeking editorial cover in local printed media (Manawatu Standard, Tribune, and Guardian newspapers. A typical advert can cost between $10-$11 per column cm.
  • Running a radio campaign through either Mediaworks (www.mediaworks.co.nz) or New Zealand Media and Entertainment (www.nzme.co.nz). A typical campaign can cost between $500 - $1,000 for 30-40 x 30 second adverts)
  • The Globe Theatre billboard (on the mound at the corner of Pitt Street and Main Street) – needs to be booked with the Theatre Management, cost of production of sign is about $440 for both sides
  • Billboards at key gateways to the town and to the Square, for example, www.gomedia.co.nz
  • Flyposting via a company such as Phantom Billstickers (www.0800phantom.co.nz)

A lot of the details haven’t been decided yet! Should I still submit an enquiry?

Absolutely. Even if you’ve only got a vague idea of when/what/how as to your event, it’s always best to get in early with an enquiry, if only to discuss date availabilities and the broad strokes of hiring the Globe. The team here may well be able to help you shape some of your event ideas as well - we host a lot of events of many different kinds! Chances are we’ll be able to give you some useful suggestions and answer a few of your questions, as well as explaining in greater depth how things work at the Globe.