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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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.

AMP'd @ The Arts Centre April Holiday Taster Day

For 8 - 13 year olds

20 April School of Art

Join four amazing arts practitioners and teachers based at The Arts Centre for a one day intensive programme for youngsters.

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.

A Multisensory Meander with Jo Burzynska

Saturday 22 May 2021 North Quad

Join multisensory artist and researcher, Jo Burzynska on a playful pedestrian exploration of urban space guided not by the eye or down well-trodden paths, but by the non-visual senses.

Urban Wild Taste Walk with Peter Langlands

Saturday 8 May 2021 North Quad

We usually navigate the city using our eyes, but what if we were guided by our sense of taste? This walk explores flavours that can be found within the city where many edible plants grow.

Quiz Night Fundraiser

Thursday April 22 2021 Great Hall

Get yourself and your most knowledgeable friends and family along to a fun Quiz Night fundraising evening to benefit The Arts Centre.

Zara Ballara (soprano) and Iola Shelley (piano)

3 May 2021 Great Hall

Zara and Iola are accomplished musicians and mentors here and internationally, join them at this Great Hall Lunchtime Concert.

The Vocal Collective

10 May 2021 Great Hall

As part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2021, The Vocal Collective perform a wide range of repertoire - pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre, soul and swing.


17 May 2021 Great Hall

Members of Whēkau, Alison Holden (piano) and Mark Hobson (saxophone and clarinet) are thrilled to invite Rachel Doig (soprano) to join them for this concert.

Brave Caitlin Smith's Imaginary Band

Thursday 20 May Great Hall

Arts on Tour presents Brave Caitlin Smith’s Imaginary Band featuring, Caitlin Smith (piano and vocals), Mark Laurent (guitar) and Steve Cournane (percussion and cymbals) performing jazz and folk music

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