School Holiday Fun (23 Sep - 8 Oct)
Heaps of creative fun for pre-schoolers right through to teens: instrument making, fudge decorating, circus arts, ceramics, painting, felt making, dancing, crafting, singing, weaving, or African drumming.Read more
Te Whare Tapere, Māori Arts Space Opening
A gathering and celebration of Māori Arts in Ōtautahi, centered around Ahi Kōmau; the everlasting fire.Read more
Sculpture Festival 2023 (14 - 29 Oct)
Our annual Sculpture Festival features 300+ works by some of the country’s best artists, on show and on sale.Read more
Rising Stars 2023
Rising Stars is a new lunchtime concert series that focuses on encouraging, nurturing and providing a performance platform for emerging young musicians.Read more
Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2023
Your annual line-up of renowned local, national and international musicians playing a curated selection of lunchtime concerts in the picturesque Great Hall.Read more
Make the most of your visit to The Arts Centre by enjoying one on of our arts, culture, shopping and food-filled visitor itineraries.Read more
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.
New Zealand-made homewares and gifts.
Frances Nation is a store specialising in Aotearoa New Zealand-made homewares and gifts of quality craftsmanship, authenticity and longevity.
Ground floor, Boys’ High,
Open 7 days, 10:00AM - 5:00PM