Whare Tapere Māori Creative Space

Make a donation to help finance a new space for ngā toi Māori artists to share, develop and present collaborative work to audiences and communities during Matariki and beyond.

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Dr Ian Chapman and the Cosmic Jive Trio

In this sparkling interactive performance and accompanying chat, Dr Ian Chapman and band unravels the extraordinary marriage of sound and visual effect that lies at the heart of the work of David Bowie.

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OneOne

Immerse yourself in this award-winning AV/digital dance installation by internationally recognised NZ arts laureate, Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts - a spellbinding Asia-Pacific fusion to enhance the magic of Matariki.

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2021

Enjoy a remarkable line-up of renowned local, national and international artists performing in a beautiful heritage venue.

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Matariki 2021

Nau mai, haere mai, Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre invites you to our Matariki celebrations where we embrace ahunga nui (connection) through ngā toi (the arts). Gather your whānau and friends, and join us. Ngā toi is for everyone.

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Welcome to The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

Dating back to 1877, The Arts Centre has a rich history and an exciting future.


Located in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch, The Arts Centre is an Aotearoa New Zealand landmark – home to galleries, museums, cinemas, boutique retailers, artisan eateries and bars, engaging events, stunning venues and much more.

Hine Auaha

20 May - 20 June 2021 Library

The Central Art Gallery brings you the wāhine group show Hine Auaha

Free


Douglas Mews (harpsichord), Mark Menzies (violin) and Tomas Hurnik (cello)

23rd August 2021 Great Hall

As part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2021, Douglas, Thomas and Mark come together to form a dynamic trio.


Matariki 2021

5 – 18 Hōngongoi July 2021 Arts Centre wide

Come join our Matariki celebrations through a range of events where we're focusing on ahunga nui (connection) through ngā toi (the arts).


Madame Tragédie & Accomplices

30th August 2021 Great Hall

Come and enjoy the original works of Isabella Miller Bell accompanied by guests Tom Rainey and Bob Heinz.


Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2021

Specific Mondays Great Hall

Enjoy a remarkable line-up of renowned local, national and international artists performing in a beautiful heritage venue.


Carrie Zhang (mezzo-soprano) and Chris Archer (piano)

9th August 2021 Great Hall

Enjoy the musical talents of Chris Archer and Carrie Zhang as part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2021.


Hannah Darroch and Justin DeHart: Works for Flute and Percussion

27 June 2021 Great Hall

This concert celebrates exciting duo repertoire for flute and percussion, performed by CSO’s principal flutist Hannah Darroch and UC's Senior Lecturer in Music Performance, percussionist Justin DeHart


Scott Taitoko (jazz ensemble)

28 June 2021 Great Hall

As part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2021, Trombonist Scott Taitoko is joined by musical colleagues to play some fabulous jazz standards and more.


Drop-in session for tamariki (kids): Whetū Harakeke (flax stars)

13 & 15 Hōngongoi July 2021 School of Art

Join the team from Kahu Collective to create a beautiful Whetū Harakeke (flax stars).

Free


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