Matariki 2020

FREE workshops and events for children and adults by Māori practitioners, as well as some online offerings, focusing on hauora (health & wellbeing) through ngā toi (the arts).

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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.

The Arts Centre Mākete

Market Square

At The Arts Centre Mākete you’ll find local artisans showcasing their quality, handmade goods – arts and crafts, freshly made delicacies, and more.


Winter school holidays

4 - 19 July 2020 Arts Centre wide

Bring the tamariki in to explore the range of fun and engaging school holiday activities happening at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora

Cameron Pearce (trumpet) and Tom Rainey (piano)

13 July 2020 Great Hall

Presented by the Great Hall Lunchtime Concerts, from jazz classics all the way through to some beautiful Billy Joel melodies.

Mākete opportunity for young creators and artists

5, 12 & 19 July The Gym

The Arts Centre Sunday Mākete is offering student rates of just $15 for stalls during the school holidays, on the 5th, 12th and 19th of July.

Matariki 2020

13–26 Hōngongoi July 2020

For Matariki 2020, we're focusing on hauora (health & wellbeing) through ngā toi (the arts).

Mahina-Ina Kingi-Kaui: Matariki Taonga Pūoro

13–26 Hōngongoi July 2020 Great Hall

Enjoy a short taonga pūoro (traditional Māori instrument) audio visual presentation.


Aoraki Matatū: a Matariki exhibition

14 to 26 Hōngongoi July 2020 Boys’ High

This is a proud showcase of mahi toi (artwork) by emerging and established Ngāi Tahu artists. It covers a variety of media including weaving, carving, painting and fashion.


Matariki star hop obstacle course

13–26 Hōngongoi July 2020 Market Square

Hop on down to enjoy this Matariki themed obstacle course at The Arts Centre during Matariki 2020.


this copyAstrolabe - Whakaterenga

Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts

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Astrolabe - Whakaterenga is an immersive creative work that combines virtual reality, dance, sound, light and kinetic sculpture.


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

First floor, Boys’ High,

Worcester Boulevard

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