The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival

Celebrate our city's creativity at the first-ever Arts Centre Sculpture Festival.

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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 Art of Archaeology

Saturday 24 October to Sunday 8 November First floor, Boys’ High

Visit The Art of Archaeology exhibition to discover amazing and unique artefacts uncovered at The Arts Centre.


Anthonie Tonnon - Rail Land

8 November 2020 The Gym

Rail Land is a theatrical show that weaves the critically acclaimed songs of Anthonie Tonnon with synthesizer soundscapes, and soliloquy like story-telling.

Wading in Place by Madison Kelly

Friday 23 October – 6 November 2020 The Gym

Kelly has processed observational drawings using computer software that utilises a machine learning model (artificial intelligence) to highlight a rare wading bird species, Aotearoa’s kakī/black stilt


03 Sessions

Thursday evenings Common Room

Original and improvised music every Thursday night, presented by HARMONY & RHYTHM

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.


Cancelled: Suoni - The ‘Sound of many Voices’

2 November 2020 Great Hall

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 and border restrictions this Lunchtime Concert has been cancelled.

What’s on in the Maker Workshop

Community led activities

July to September School of Art

A space where individuals and community groups undertake a range of creative events and workshops

Classical Jazz Quartet

9 November 2020 Great Hall

The 2020 Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series is proud to present Cathy Irons (violin), Barry Brinson (piano) Michael Davis (bass) and Doug Brush (drums).

Zine Workshop: Diary Comics with Bryce Galloway

Saturday 28 November School of Art

Join artist/zine-maker Bryce Galloway for the making of loose comics that explore the autobiographical everyday.  Walk away with a collaborative publication which you’ve helped create.

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