Festive Fun

Join us this festive season for a concert, musical, singalongs, giveaways and Christmas shopping.

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

Enjoy renowned local, national and international artists performing in a beautiful heritage venue.

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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.

Celebrating Sondheim

Till 12 December 2022

Watch the livestream of this performance where Juliet Reynolds-Midgley, Naomi Ferguson, Jack Fraser and Michael Lawrence, pay tribute to the late, great writer/composer Stephen Sondheim.

Jun Bouterey-Ishido (piano) & Matilde Loureiro (violin)

Sunday 4 December Great Hall

We are thrilled to welcome Christchurch-born pianist Jun Bouterey-Ishido back to the Great Hall where he will be joined by Portuguese violinist Matilde Loureiro.

Carols in the Great Hall

Saturday 17 December Great Hall

Set in the stunning surrounds of the Great Hall, Voices Co. will share a beautiful selection of Christmas music and traditional carols, featuring their signature Pop A Cappella harmonies.

Carols Around The Piano

Tuesday 13 & 20 December Great Hall

Sing to your hearts content in a traditional Christmas singalong around the piano with Arts Centre creative director and pianist Chris Archer.


MERRY & BRIGHT, A Musical Spectacular

Tue 20 Dec & Wed 21 Dec Great Hall

Celebrate the holiday season with this musical extravaganza! The best musical performers in Christchurch will be singing and dancing along to Broadway’s greatest Christmas songs as well as your favour

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.

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.


Festive Fun

Thursday 1 - Saturday 24 December Arts Centre wide

Join us this festive season for a concert, musical, singalong, giveaways and Christmas shopping.

Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2022

Specific Mondays Great Hall

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

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