Rutherford's Den is FREE

We've made a few changes to our interactive science exhibition. It's now free to enter, and open Monday & Thursday - Sunday, 10.30am - 2.30pm. Come visit us.

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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.

Myths and Mortals: Life in Ancient Times

31 October 2020 - November 2021 Chemistry

The ancient Greeks and Romans came from all walks of life, some barely survived in slavery while others led rich and fulfilling lives.

Pop Up Penguins

Sunday 29 November - Sunday 31 January Boys’ High

The Arts Centre is thrilled to have a Pop Up Penguin sculpture outside Boys' High called The Great Explorer by Jeremy Sauzier as part of the public art trial. 

Resourceful skills workshops

Throughout the year Boys’ High

Social enterprise Rekindle creates opportunities for resourcefulness, or making what we need from what we have around us, through a variety of workshops.

Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children’s University

Enjoy online activities from University of Canterbury's Teece Museum and School of Music.

Teece Talks online

A selection of the Teece Museum of Antiquities's public talks online for you to enjoy.

Central to the Soul (2019)

Much more than a Music Film

Much more than a music film by Bill Morris and Arts On Tour NZ


SCAPE Public Art downloadable app

This app works as a navigational tool for the Christchurch people to be excited, engaged and stimulated by the contemporary public art that is well regarded and known by the national and international

UC Teece blog now online

If you’re an arts and culture buff, you’ll be excited to hear that The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities launched their own blog in recent weeks.

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