Off Centre

An arts festival on 3-5 March 2023, bursting with music, comedy, theatre, food, a market, and vibrant entertainment to celebrate The Arts Centre's glorious restoration.

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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.

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Make the most of your visit to The Arts Centre by enjoying one on of our arts, culture, shopping and food-filled visitor itineraries.

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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.

Tom Rainey (piano) with friends

13 February 2023 Great Hall

Tom Rainey will be joined by friends to present favourites including songs and melodies you will know and love.


Outdoor Movies

Sunday 12 & Tuesday 14 February 2023 North Quad

Enjoy action movies and a special Valentine's Day screening at Christchurch City Council’s outdoor movie nights.


SCAPE Public Art Season 2022 Sweat Equity

5 November 2022 – 29 January 2023

SCAPE Public Art Season 2022 is a highlight of Christchurch’s cultural calendar, bringing artworks from eight local and international artists to Ōtautahi for the public to enjoy.

Free


Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2023

Specific Mondays Great Hall

Your annual line-up of renowned local, national, and international musicians playing a curated selection of lunchtime concerts in the picturesque Great Hall.


Kunstautomat - Art Vending Machine

South Quad

A new Kunstautomat – art vending machine – has been installed in the South Quad and is the first of its kind to make its way to these shores.


Resourceful skills workshops

Throughout the year Boys’ High

Social enterprise Rekindle creates opportunities for resourcefulness, or making what we need from what we have around us, through a variety of workshops.


Off Centre

3-5 March 2023 Arts Centre wide

An arts festival bursting with music, comedy, theatre, food, a market, and vibrant entertainment to celebrate The Arts Centre's glorious restoration.


Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children’s University

Enjoy online activities from University of Canterbury's Teece Museum and School of Music.


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.

Frances Nation Home

First floor, Boys’ High,

Worcester Boulevard

Open 7 days, 10:00AM - 5:00PM