About Us

Ngā Mahi o Nōku Te Ao

We’re a creative bunch who live at the intersection of creativity and play. We ignite and fuel the creative spark in children and young people, equipping them with skills to be confident, capable, creative citizens in a world of possibilities.

In PlayHQ we encourage process-led creative discovery with open-ended activities, workshops, and play for children under five years of age. We are open Mon-Sat, 9.30am – 3.30pm | 4 Queens Wharf | Free. 

Our curriculum linked ELC MediaLab and OnTV education experiences encourage creativity, teamwork and fun, preparing tauira for the changing employment environment.

We believe all tamariki should have the opportunity to experience performance art that speaks of Aotearoa and their place in the world. Our National Theatre for Children tours creative, immersive, and inclusive shows across the country, performing to thousands of children and young people. 

Our kaupapa is to create experiences For, With, By, and Between children and young people.

Our Values:

  • Children are at the heart of everything we do

  • Creativity is for everyone

  • We are creative connectors


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.

Experience Wellington includes Capital E, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington Museum, Cable Car Museum, Space Place and Nairn Street Cottage. We also have a management agreement with the NZ Cricket Museum Trust to provide support to the New Zealand Cricket Museum.


Safe Spaces Statement:

Nōku te Ao Capital E strives to provide a safe space for all, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, appearance, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, or religion.

Harassment and harmful behaviours towards anyone at our sites including our staff, other visitors, artists, or contractors will not be tolerated. Perpetrators of such behaviour will be asked to leave immediately.

Harassment and harmful behaviour include but is not limited to:
— Racist, sexist, classist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, religiously bigoted comments.
— Intimidating and bullying behaviour.
— Failure to respect other’s boundaries.
— Inappropriate sexualised behaviour or advances.

Our goal is that all people feel supported and welcomed in our spaces, and we take your safety and wellbeing seriously.
If you have any concerns, and/or experience any inappropriate behaviour while you are here, please notify a member of our staff, or email us on experience@experiencewellington.org.nz

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Meet the creative misfits who make things happen!

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