Arts centres, theatres and galleries

Nathan Homestead, Manurewa

Nathan Homestead.

Nathan Homestead is Manurewa's community arts centre.

The historic Homestead, built in 1925, is on nine acres of exquisite lawn and gardens. It has been kept in its original state and is a unique setting for all types of functions and occasions.


The homestead has seven rooms of varying sizes available for:

  • meetings
  • small conferences
  • receptions
  • classes and
  • training seminars.

Basic conference equipment is available on request. Community groups are welcome to hire the homestead for their own programmes or meetings.

The gardens and bush areas are an excellent outdoor venue for activities such as:

  • team building
  • group activities
  • a relaxing morning or afternoon tea on the lawn.

Our walled garden and croquet lawn are the perfect setting for outdoor weddings. The gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for that special photo shoot.

For venue hire bookings, see the Nathan Homestead facility booking page.

Nathan Homestead Café

The café is currently under renovation and will re-open in late 2017.


Arts classes

Nathan Homestead has a busy calendar of arts classed and workshops. These cater for adults and children of primary and secondary age.Classes take place during the daytime and early evening.

Performing arts classes

These classes give children and teenagers the opportunity to have fun and gain a sense of achievement. There are no auditions required, only enthusiasm and lots of energy.

Find out more

For a list of our current classes, read:
Term 3 programme 2017 (PDF 1.4MB)


If you want to enrol, or have any questions, contact Nathan Homestead.


Monthly exhibitions by local, national and international artists take place throughout the year. A small display of local crafts, artworks and jewellery are available for sale in the main foyer.

We list current exhibitions on the events section in the OurAuckland site. Exhibitions are also listed in the exhibitions and classes booklet:

Term 3 programme 2017 (PDF 1.4MB)

School holiday programme

Nathan Homestead provides safe, high quality, CYF’s and OSCAR-approved School Holiday Programmes. We have experienced staff, tutors and a staff/child ratio of 1:10. The ratio is 1:8 for daytrips.

Fees and hours

Half day sessions (9am-11.30am or 12.30pm-3pm)


All day sessions (9am-3pm, supervised lunch break 11.30am-12.30pm)


Day trips and movie trips


Extended hours care (8am-9am and 3pm-6pm)

$5 per hour

  • You need to book and pay in advance. You can pay by cash, cheque, Eftpos or credit card (Visa/MasterCard).
  • Enrolment ages are 5-14 years, unless otherwise indicated in the programme. Registration forms are available to download below, or at Nathan Homestead Community Art Centre.
  • Children need to wear suitable clothing and bring:
    • a drink with a sipper top
    • snacks
    • lunch
    • sun hat
    • sun block.

School holiday programme - Winter 2017 (PDF 472KB)
School holiday programme - Registration form (PDF 356KB)

OSCAR after-school programme

Nathan Homestead's OSCAR (Out of School Care and Recreation) programme is a safe, warm, friendly, fun and caring environment.

The programme offers:

  • healthy afternoon tea
  • supervised homework time
  • a variety of art, craft and sport and recreation options.

Our programme aligns with national OSCAR guidelines and is approved by Child, Youth and Family.

Programme information


  • Monday to Friday during school terms: 2.45pm-6pm
  • Closed on public holidays.


  • Full week: $75


Children are collected by taxi and transported directly to Nathan Homestead from:

  • Manurewa Central Primary School
  • Hillpark Primary School
  • St Annes Primary School.

More information

To find out more you can:

Contact Nathan Homestead


70 Hill Road, Manurewa

Postal address

Nathan Homestead
Private Bag 92300
Wellesley Street, Auckland 1142, or
70 Hill Road, Manurewa

Contact details

Phone: 09 267 0180
Fax: 09 267 9338
Email: Nathan Homestead
Facebook: Nathan Homestead

Opening hours

Nathan Homestead (Reception)
Monday to Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm
Sunday: Closed

Nathan Homestead Café
The café is currently under renovation and will re-open in 2017.

Your feedback helps us to improve our website. If you have feedback about our services (not the website), please contact us.