Our Visitor Experiences
The future doesn’t happen to children – they create it!
Capital E is New Zealand’s leading centre for creativity for young people, based in Wellington. We engage children and young people to ignite and fuel their creativity; equipping them to contribute as confident, capable citizens who have the skills to shape a positive future for themselves and their communities.
We connect New Zealand’s vibrant professional performing arts sector with young audiences through live performance programmes, including our biennial pan-arts Festival; our theatre development and national touring programme; innovative technology workshops in our MediaLab and OnTV Studio; and ever-changing experiences and large scale family events centred at Capital E Noku Te Ao on Queens Wharf.
At our heart is respect for the voices, expectations and values of children and young people. We want to share our expertise in live performance and digital technology with you – let’s have fun and get creative!
Address: 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington Website: www.capitale.org.nz
Built in 1858, Nairn Street Cottage is one of Wellington’s oldest original cottages and is home to the story of the Wallis family, who lived there for three generations. The visitor centre features an innovative timeline, revealing what life would have been like from 1830-1970. Journey through time and experience these social and technological changes within the house itself. Outside the cottage is the heritage garden, which features plants, fruit trees, herbs and three heritage chickens. The garden is open anytime to take a picnic and stroll around. Address: 68 Nairn Street, Wellington