Community Gallery : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Community Gallery


The Dunedin Community Gallery (DCG) is administered by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust (DFAT) on behalf of the Dunedin City Council (DCC). DFAT does not programme events into the DCG and relies on applications from Dunedin’s diverse creative community to use the space. We offer a supportive and accessible environment for our users and look forward to working with you.


The Dunedin Community Gallery is at 26 Princes Street. The maximum capacity is 160 people, including your team (or 120 if alcohol is being served).

The gallery can be booked by community groups, arts organisations, exhibitors, and other cultural practitioners.

Primarily an exhibition space, the Dunedin Community Gallery is a blank-canvas shop-front room with large windows on busy Princes Street.


  • The gallery is hired empty
  • The gallery is 140 square meters, with approximate dimensions: 10 meters wide by 14 meters long.
  • There is a picture rail around the walls and hooks are provided.
  • There is a moveable wall that can be used as an extra display surface anywhere you choose, or as a window display.
  • There is a small kitchen with an over-sink water boiling unit, mini fridge, and microwave. If you need larger catering facilities, there is a kitchen with an electric oven and fridge that may be available on request.
  • There is a small lockable storage room within the gallery. A key can be provided on request.
  • Some tables and chairs are available for users.
  • The gallery is fitted with in-ceiling heat pumps for heating and cooling. Please make sure that they are turned off when the gallery is not occupied.
  • Wifi is included. Login details will be included in your hire pack.


Bookings open in July for the next 12 months but can be made throughout the year. A booking can be made for up to 14 days.


  • To check if the dates you require are available, call 03 477 3350 or email
  • Once your event has been accepted, we will send you a hire agreement to sign and return.

Hire Fees

  • Community Groups (non-commercial) Display Only: $24.00 (per day) / $160.00 (per week)
  • Community Groups (non-commercial) Sell Products: $47.00(per day) / $320.00 (per week)
  • Commercial Organisations  Display or Sell Products: $162 (per day) / $1,133 (per week)


Refer to our Community Gallery Booking Information document

About Us

Dunedin Fringe's mission is to provide platforms for creative expression that help nurture communities. We produce the Dunedin Fringe Festival, Amped Music Project and New Zealand Young Writers Festival annually, curate the White Box Gallery, and manage performing arts venue Te Whare o Rukutia and the Dunedin Community Gallery.

Our Contacts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350