We’re an award-winning not-for-profit organisation based in the cultural capital of Wellington, and our focus is young people and their creativity.

Our staff are an amazing array of people with a depth and diversity of skills and experience in technology, performance, education, and management. Our focus is to inspire, exemplify, unlock doors and open grand vistas of opportunity for young people. Capital E programmes explore and enhance creative thinking and action, providing both the awareness of possibilities, and the means to make them reality for children taking part.

Capital E is part of Experience Wellington, a registered charity and a Council Controlled Organisation established by Wellington City Council to develop and manage Wellington’s cultural and arts assets. Our organisation hosts a combination of unique visitor experiences that contribute to Wellington’s economy and reputation as a centre of excellence for arts, culture and creativity. Together, we collaborate and draw upon each other’s strengths, skills and knowledge to deliver excellent visitor experiences that capture the heart of Wellington.

Our visitor experiences are: Capital ECity Gallery WellingtonWellington Museum, Cable Car MuseumSpace Place and Nairn Street CottageWe also have a management agreement with the NZ Cricket Museum Trust to provide support to the New Zealand Cricket Museum.

As well as offering education programmes, we invite the public to enjoy these unique experiences during the holidays and weekends.

Capital E includes the National Theatre for Children, MediaLab, the OnTV Studio, Events, and our National Arts Festival.

We have recently received a silver Be. Welcome accessibility rating.

Experience Wellington’s Child Protection Policy can be found here.


Here at Capital E we are extremely lucky to be able to work with a number of partners whose generosity and expertise allows us to deliver our programmes.