The Arts Centre is one of the most significant clusters of heritage buildings in New Zealand. Once the site of the University of Canterbury, these distinctive Gothic Revival buildings have been transformed into an internationally renowned centre for the arts, culture and creativity.
Located in the heart of Christchurch’s Cultural Precinct adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and Canterbury Museum, the Arts Centre’s beautiful green spaces and historic buildings provide a perfect setting for enjoying an extraordinary blend of attractions.
Holding and developing the Arts Centre site and buildings in trust as a unique and outstanding cultural centre for use by the people of Christchurch and visitors to the region.
Promoting, conserving and maintaining the heritage integrity of the land and buildings of the Arts Centre.