Matariki 2022

You're invited to join us as we partner with some amazing local artists to showcase (ngā toi) the arts. Gather your whānau and friends to enjoy a range of events to mark the occasion.

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Boost Ōtautahi Crowd Funding Campaign

Help us make the Black Box Theatre happen – a small, dark and flexible space that can be transformed to transport an audience to another time and place!

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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.

Hiwa-i-te-Rangi Exhibition

9 Pipiri June - 9 Hōngongoi July First floor, Boys’ High

Inspired by Hiwa-i-te-Rangi the whetū of peoples aspirations, nine Māori artists celebrate Matariki at the Pūmanawa exhibition space.


Ad Parnassum – Purapurawhetū

21 Pipiri June - 4 Hōngongoi July North Quad

In this exciting new dance film by Daniel Belton being projected across the North Quad, Ad Parnassum - Purapurawhetū, dancers become part of a shared visual and sculptural language.


The Lion King Reo Māori

23 Pipiri June - 7 Hōngongoi July West Lecture

The '90s Disney classic is revoiced in Te Reo Māori. It is a film full of colourful animal characters and a classic battle between good and evil. Rating PG. Violence.  

th’Orchard Dreamers - Chapter 2

1 Hōngongoi July Great Hall

Come and commune with th’Orchard as they share their stories through song, spoken word and visual art, telling their journey under Waipuna-ā-rangi – the water that pools in the sky.

Passing The Time - Stone Hammering Wānanga

2 Hōngongoi July School of Art

Join Areta Wilkinson (Kāi Tahu) in this special hands-on workshop using stone-age technologies and recycled materials.

Te Tau Hou 2022

3 Hōngongoi July Great Hall

Te Tau Hou 2022 is a celebration of composition and composers based in Ōtautahi.

Kapa Haka Showcase

3 Hōngongoi July Great Hall

Bring the whole whānau to enjoy a showcase of this ancient and living, Māori cultural performing artform featuring kaitiaki and performers from Te Ahikaaroa, Ngā Manu a Tāne, and Te Pou Tūmārō.


5 Hōngongoi July Great Hall

Pōhutukawa is a sound and movement experience created by Byllie-Jean that features some of the finest performers in Aotearoa.

Mauri Tu, Mauri Ora

6 Hōngongoi July Great Hall

An evening of beautiful, timeless and inspired music guided by the insights of Matariki for the planet, for our communities and for living well.

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