The Blyth Performing Arts Centre, at Iona College, honours the legacy of Iona Old Girl Margaret Blyth and is named in memory of her parents: Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence (Curly) and Ethel May Blyth.

The Blyth Performing Arts Centre is a state-of-the-art space for the performing arts; recognised for its contemporary architectural expression and exceptional acoustic qualities.

One of the finest concert chambers in New Zealand. A building born of a dream.

The Blyth Performing Arts Centre has garnered extraordinary praise from a wide variety of sources and received many awards.

  • The Public Building Award at the 2015 NZIA Hawkes Bay Awards
  • A Gold Pin for Spatial Design at the Best Awards in 2015
  • Best Arts and Education Building at the Property Council Awards
  • The New Zealand Architecture Medal for 2015 at the NZIA National Awards – for the best building in New Zealand for 2015

Whether you are planning an event or require a venue for performances, presentations or public benefit, the distinctive and dramatic impact of The Blyth will impress.