Located in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch in the arts precinct, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora takes up an entire city block bounded by Worcester Boulevard, Rolleston Avenue, and Hereford and Montreal streets. It is nestled among key Christchurch attractions, including the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetū.
A heritage landmark in the central city
The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor car parks available.
The 10-minute parks are in front of the Registry Additions building at 301 Montreal Street. Click here to see their location on a map.
The 30-minute parks are in Market Square, which is accessible from the driveway just before 301 Montreal Street. Click here to see their location on a map.
There are plenty of on-street metered parks, parking buildings and other parking options available nearby. Download the Parkopedia app from the App Store or Google Play or click here to see locations, costs and hours.
Cycling is a great option for getting to The Arts Centre, with many family-friendly routes leading right to the centre.
Cycle racks are located out the front of the Boys’ High building and on the fence line by the white marquee in Market Square. Racks are also located outside of Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue, which is across the road from the Great Hall and Rutherford’s Den.
The Arts Centre will connect to a number of the 13 major cycleways being constructed in Christchurch over the coming years. The cycleways will make it even more safer and convenient for cyclists to travel to The Arts Centre from the suburbs, business and shopping zones, as well as popular recreational areas.
Several bus stops are located within easy walking distance of The Arts Centre. The Christchurch Bus Interchange, the city’s main local public bus station, is a 10 to 15 minute walk away.
Click here to plan your journey, find out how much it will cost, and more.
This sightseeing tram has two stops right outside The Arts Centre along Worcester Boulevard. Click here to find out its cost, frequency, and more.
All service The Arts Centre and the wider central city and require their apps to be downloaded.
Uber and Ola both require an app to be downloaded.