Gallagher Academy

Gallagher Academy


The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts is situated on the University of Waikato campus, 4km east of Hamilton city centre. The Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber is the largest of the Academy’s four main venues, with a capacity 340.

Parking and Transport

Parking is available via Gate 2b, Knighton Road. From here the Academy is a two minute walk around the campus lake. See here for campus maps:

Public Transport
The Orbital bus service stops in Knighton Road, only 150 metres from the Academy. Routes 13 & 17 from Hamilton Transport Centre both stop on the University Campus.


Wheelchair Access
Disabled parking is available on campus. Download the map at for details on where these spaces are located.
Two taxi companies in Hamilton provide wheelchair hoist vehicles: Hamilton Taxis (07 847 7477 or toll free 0800 477 477) and Red Cabs Ltd (07 849 0500 or toll free 0800 549 500).


At the Venue

OPUS Bar & Café
Located within the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts and offers a range cafe style food and beverages. The cafe is open one hour prior to a concert plus in the interval.
There are also several other options located across the university campus ranging from cafés to a food court (the Oranga Centre, open daily during term time)


Homestead Bar and Eatery
Located at 276 Cambridge Rd, Hillcrest (about 2km from university), Homestead offers a full menu of bistro style food as well as pizzas and bar snacks. They are open 7 days until late.
Central Hamilton is just 5km west of the university. Several dining options can be found on Victoria Street.


University of Waikato
Knighton Road (Uni Gate 2b)
Hamilton 3216

Opening Hours

9am-5:30pm Monday – Friday and one hour prior to performances.


P: +64 7 858 5105


At the Venue
There is a Box office at the venue open 9am-5:30pm Monday – Friday and hour prior to ticketed performances

P: 64 7 858 5105