GridAKL / John Lysaght Building / Event Space

Seating 100 theatre style, 110 cocktail style and 40-60 workshop style, the GridAKL Event Space is the ultimate venue for your next event in Auckland.

The event space and Tech Café space is divided by a movable wall, so if you have a large scale event in mind talk to us about using both spaces.

  • Stage and flexible furniture suite included in hire.
  • Kitchenette with fridge and bar leaner for you to use.
  • Plug and play AV set up, including wireless microphones, projector and retractable screen.
  •  Flexible catering options.
  • Central location, easily reached by public transport.
  • Seperate entrance from laneway if needed.
  • Complimentary wifi.

GridAKL Tech Cafe

After our cafe closes it makes the perfect casual event spot – great for small meet-ups, casual round table discussions or more creative, sprawling workshop sessions.

  • A suite of cafe furniture perfect for break out sessions, round table events and more.
  • Complimentary wifi for you and your event guests.
  • Plug and play audio visual set up, including a projector, projector screen and wired microphones.
  • Seperate entrance from laneway if needed.
  • Pin-able wall for presenting info and ideas.

Download our spec sheet

What kind of projector do we have? How big is our stage exactly? It is all in our spec sheet! If you are after more info, let us know and we will be happy to help out.

Check out how to get here

Find out the easiest way for you and your guests to get to your event at GridAKL / John Lysaght Building from local parking, through to options for busses and more.

See more of our space

Just want a little bit more of a sneaky peek into our spaces? We understand! Just click the button below to check out images from both the Café and event spaces. Need more? Get in touch with us!

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A great easy to use plug and play AV set-up that has all the bases covered.


Flexible furniture perfect for everything from a workshop to a cocktail event, or panel discussion.


Onsite cafes and fully-serviced kitchens, meaning great quality food and coffee when you need it.


Versatile spaces that have everything covered, from large cocktail events through to intimate roundtables for 20 or less. We can tailor our services and spaces to meet your needs.


Catering options that work for you. From DIY through to local restaurants and onsite professional catering options.

Need more Information? Please contact us!

Caren Mattiello

021 191 7829

Some of our frequent events and meetups

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“The Design Kid’s have held multiple events at the Tech Cafe and will continue to do so, the space is perfect for meet ups as it’s easily interchangeable for the various events we have. Crystal is a star and always has everything ready for when we arrive, she’s very accommodating for last minute changes. Our speakers have had awesome experiences commenting on the laid back and inviting nature of the space.”


— Kayleigh Bartlett – TDK