Rutherford's 150th anniversary

Come and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ernest, Lord Rutherford's birth.

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2021

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

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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.

Rutherford's 150th anniversary

Sunday 9 - Tuesday 19 October 2021 Rutherford’s Den

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Ernest, Lord Rutherford's birth.

The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival

12th – 26th November 2021 Arts Centre wide

Celebrate our city's creativity at the annual Arts Centre Sculpture Festival. 

Understorey by The Green Lab

18 August - 18 October 2021 The Gym

Understorey is a new project from The Green Lab: a free to access, community, events, co-working, and collaboration space.


Dave Shepherd - Canterbury Scenes

Thursday 29 July to Sunday 25 September First floor, Boys’ High

Maxine Burney Studio/Gallery will display a special photography exhibition by local photographer and Arts Canterbury member, Dave Shepherd.


Martin Riseley (violin) and Michael Endres (piano)

Monday 27 September Great Hall

These highly respected, professional musicians will present a superb lunchtime concert.

Nature’s Gifts by Doreen Darnell

Wednesday 8 September to Sunday 3 October First floor, Boys’ High

Maxine Burney Studio/Gallery will display this stunning still life acrylic exhibition by Doreen Darnell.


Writing the City with Nathan Joe

Saturday 2 October School of Art

A beginner-friendly workshop exploring what it means to write about the city you live in, whether that is the home you left behind, the home you’ve returned to, or the home you are building from scrat


Dramatic Skies 2: Cumulus by NZ Trio

NEW DATE Saturday 2 October Great Hall

Cumulus maps a dramatic voyage, from deep melancholy touched with hints of hope in the Grieg, through a quirky reflection of Ravel’s life and music from Schifrin’s unique point of view.

Aeolus Saxophone Collective

4th October 2021 Great Hall

Come and enjoy the talents of the Aeolus Saxophone Collective as part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

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