Trafalgar Centre

The Trafalgar Centre is Nelson Tasman’s largest multi-purpose spectator sports and events arena. Built in the early 1970s, the Centre has a history of hosting major cultural and entertainment events, and exhibitions.

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Just a 10-minute stroll to the vibrant city centre and a 20-minute ocean drive from the airport, the Trafalgar Centre has been recently earthquake strengthened and upgraded and was the 2019 EVANZ Medium Venue of the Year. It contains two key spaces, the main arena and the new northern extension. 

Where is the Trafalgar Centre?

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7 Paru Paru Rd
Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3 539 1301

Booking the Trafalgar Centre

Pricing can be found on our Facility Hire page. If you would like to place a booking or enquire about availability, please contact our Venue Manager at

Venue Details

Floorplans: Ground Floorplan (1.7MB PDF), First Floor Floorplan (1.3MB PDF)

Venue Details Main arena  Northern Extension
Floor area 2700m2 864m2
Capacity Standing 4500 Standing 450
  Stadium 2300 Theatre 300
  Theatre 2300 Banquet 250
  Banquet 700  
Flooring Sprung timber Carpet and tile
Flexible seating Raked grandstands, floor seating and VIP options Floor seating
Stage Large modular concert stage Modular risers
Parking Car parks 200, coach parking 5 and on-street parking  
Bathrooms Male 4, female 4, disabled 6  
Changing rooms 6 team, 2 referee  
Catering Full catering kitchen, cool store, chillers and bar  
  Choose your preferred caterer  
Ticketing Choose your preferred ticketing agent  
Loading Docks 1 large internal truck bay plus 5 external loading sites  
Sound and Visual PA, scoreboard and TV screens available  
Wi-Fi Ultra-fast broadband. Password protected  
Disabled access Yes  
Events office Yes  

What's on at the Trafalgar Centre

For a list of events taking place at the Trafalgar Centre, visit the region's events online database,

Please note all Nelson City Council facilities are smokefree.