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Capital E - for children

E-Central is a free public space with an indoor playground and a bunch of activities for children. We host events and workshops on a regular basis. Upstairs, we have our digital Studios - MediaLab and OnTV where young people have the chance to get creative with technology. From 3D printing to digital game design, we have all the coolest technology on offer. Our National Theatre for Children has productions that tour all over the country.

Visit our website to find out What's On!

Collection Type
Art, Natural History, Open Air, Pacific, Science, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 893, Wellington 6140
Telephone number icon64 4 384 8724
Web address iconhttp://www.CapitalE.org.nz
Email address iconcapitale.marketing@wmt.org.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address icon4 Queens Wharf, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconOffice Hours 9-5pm E Central: Mon-Fri 9am-3.30pm Sat - 9.30am - 3.30pm Dependent on current theatre show, exhibition, event...
Charges iconFree Admission into E-Central Theatre shows, workshops, school holidays and events varies in cost. Check website for more details

Wheelchair accessFunction SpacePublic ProgrammesToilets
Digital Studio - MediaLab and OnTV, Free public space, School Holiday Programmes, Education Programmes, theatre productions


What's on

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Take a leap into a world of blobs in the new PlayHQ sensory experience. Your Tamariki will feel their way around this immersive and colourful blob-like habitat. Surrounded by lumpy-bumpy, squishy-bouncy, squeezy textures ...

Dates: 23-Sep-2018, 24-Sep-2018, 25-Sep-2018, 26-Sep-2018, 27-Sep-2018

Sing It Out!

Lala is a musician extraordinaire from the Community Music Junction. Pop in for music fun, rhythm making and action, interactive songs and world music! For ages 3+

Dates: 24-Sep-2018, 15-Oct-2018, 22-Oct-2018, 29-Oct-2018, 05-Nov-2018, 12-Nov-2018 View more sessions

Little Creators

Get creative, be inspired and work on playful, themed hands-on art projects with the Capital E team! Suits ages 3+

Dates: 25-Sep-2018, 16-Oct-2018, 23-Oct-2018, 30-Oct-2018, 06-Nov-2018, 13-Nov-2018 View more sessions

Science Thursday - Science Jam

Join Professor Inventus at Science Jam for wild wonderment and baffling brainstorms! Suits ages 3+

Dates: 26-Sep-2018, 17-Oct-2018, 24-Oct-2018, 31-Oct-2018, 07-Nov-2018, 14-Nov-2018 View more sessions

Science Thursday - Tech Explorers

Enjoy the wonder of technology as your little ones get to check out and trial anything from robo-drawings, fun virtual worlds or banana pianos! Suits ages 3+

Dates: 26-Sep-2018, 17-Oct-2018, 24-Oct-2018, 31-Oct-2018, 07-Nov-2018, 14-Nov-2018 View more sessions

Spin Around

Spin, jiggle, jump and jive to your hearts content in this fast and lively dance session. Suits ages 3+

Dates: 27-Sep-2018, 18-Oct-2018, 25-Oct-2018, 01-Nov-2018, 08-Nov-2018, 15-Nov-2018 View more sessions

Maker Mayhem

Want to be a Maker? Join the Junk and Disorderly Team from REACT and collaborate on creative projects, including a large-scale, quirky, mixed-media creature from Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Using recycled, upcycled, willow, ...

Dates: 30-Sep-2018, 01-Oct-2018, 02-Oct-2018, 03-Oct-2018, 04-Oct-2018, 05-Oct-2018 View more sessions

Digital Day - Alien Invasion

Alien Invaders are threatening the city! Working together, you’ll use your dramatic and comedic skills in this hilarious yet tense OnTV programme before heading to MediaLab to try your hand at 3D game ...

Dates: 02-Oct-2018

Digital Day – Once Upon a Crime

Goldilocks has been arrested for breaking and entering, the honeymoon is over for Beauty and the Beast, and the Big Bad Wolf is in trouble again! Have fun with the classic fairy tales in the OnTV studio then head over to ...

Dates: 07-Oct-2018

Trash to Fash: SOLD OUT

Two day workshop. Take a behind the scenes tour of the World of WearableArt and meet one of the inspiring creative artists to find out what goes into bringing these incredible works of wearable art to life! Then, ...

Dates: 09-Oct-2018, 10-Oct-2018


Join Urban Yoga (NZ) in a yoga introduction just for children. Take a magical journey and meet animals, go surfing, or grow into a tree- all in the form of dynamic yoga poses that improve flexibility, strength and ...

Dates: 23-Sep-2018, 14-Oct-2018, 28-Oct-2018, 04-Nov-2018, 11-Nov-2018, 18-Nov-2018 View more sessions