A Colourful Past

We invite you to join us for this unique fashion event, set in the beautifully restored Great Hall at The Arts Centre, for an unforgettable evening of fashion and flair.

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Nathan Pōhio

Let it be to a Lofty Mountain, 2020 is a major new two-channel video artwork by Nathan Pōhio with a duration of 40 minutes.

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Stay with us

Through Airbnb we're giving you the rare opportunity to stay in our Creative Residence.

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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.

Nathan Pōhio

20 - 29 August 2020 Great Hall

Let it be to a Lofty Mountain, 2020 is a major new two-channel video artwork by Nathan Pōhio with a duration of 40 minutes.

Free


What’s on in the Maker Workshop

Community led activities

July to September Workshop

Over the next three months individuals and community groups will be undertaking a range of creative events and workshops


Kiosk: Directors' Commentary

11 July – 23 August 2020 Ground floor, Registry Additions

The Kiosk was a small, self-contained exhibition space that operated between 2000 and 2010 on the corner of Manchester, Lichfield, and High Streets in Christchurch’s city centre. In this exhibition of

Free


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.

Free


Helen Charlton (soprano) and Chris Archer (piano)

10 August 2020 Great Hall

Presented by the Great Hall Lunchtime Concerts, Helen has a beautiful voice and Chris is an exquisite pianist, together they're a formidable team.


The Good, Bad and the Ugly

The Arts Centre Chamber Series in association with UC Music

16 August 2020 Great Hall

This concert by the cLoud Collective will premiere new works by New Zealand artists alongside classics from the near-past.


Broadway Buddies

17 August 2020 Great Hall

The 2020 Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series presents a classic selection of Broadway’s best loved songs and melodies presented by, you guessed it, ‘Buddies’.


Fantastic Feasts

06 April 2019 - 30 August 2020 Chemistry

Explore food in the ancient world, examining what ancient Greeks and Romans ate, food-divinity connections, and their feasting traditions.

Free


A Colourful Past

12 & 13 August 2020 Great Hall

We invite you to join us for this unique fashion event, set in the beautifully restored Great Hall at The Arts Centre, for an unforgettable evening of fashion and flair.


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