In 2011, the devastating Canterbury earthquakes saw 22 of 23 buildings at the Arts Centre close for the foreseeable future. Work is already underway on a path of transformation to restore and reawaken one of New Zealand‘s most significant heritage sites. Significant planning and work is underway to enable the Arts Centre to achieve our vision
for the future.
With extensive restoration work currently underway, our aim is to re-open the site in stages. This provides us with a rare opportunity to re-imagine the Arts Centre – creating a vibrant hub of culture, arts and education.
The Arts Centre restoration programme is currently the largest heritage project being undertaken in the world today.
As well as representing a
unique part of the cultural and architectural heritage of New Zealand, the Arts Centre reflects the rich history of local education, and its connection to art and science.
301 Montreal Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, PO Box 845
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