Arts Centre Guided Tours

Enjoy a 90-minute guided walking tour of Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.


Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2024

An annual line-up of renowned local, national, and international musicians playing a curated selection of lunchtime concerts in the picturesque Great Hall.

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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.

Sculpture Festival 2024 - Call for Exhibiting Artists

We're seeking artists to be involved in Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre's fifth annual Sculpture Festival.


Guided Walking Tours

Wednesdays - Sundays Clock Tower

Enjoy a 90-minute guided walking tour of The Arts Centre and discover the rich history of this heritage site.


Hūtia Kā Kara

Hūtia kā Kara | Raise the Flags

9 PĒPUERE- 3 MĀEHE Common Room

Hūtia kā Kara is a public flag exhibition; by, for, with, to and beyond tamariki, rakatahi and tuakana artists who whakapapa Māori.

Free


Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2024

Specific Mondays Great Hall

Your annual line-up of renowned local, national, and international musicians playing a curated selection of lunchtime concerts in the picturesque Great Hall.


Arts on Tour 2024 Season

February 2024 - May 2024 Great Hall

Come and enjoy a selection of four incredibly different shows this year in the beautiful Great Hall. From music fusion to theatre for youngsters and adults.


1 Drop Nation

8 March 2024 North Quad

Hailing from Ōtautahi Christchurch, 1 Drop Nation has become one of Aotearoa’s must-see acts with an electrifying live show that engages the crowd from start to finish.


Hera

8 March 2024 Cloisters Studio

Hera is an award-winning Icelandic-Kiwi singer songwriter who has lost count of how many times she has traveled the world with her guitar.


Katakata Club with Dai Henwood

9 & 10 March 2024 Cloisters Studio

Shay Horay presents Katakata Club, the biggest little comedy night.


Prince Orlofsky’s Masquerade Ball

9 March 2024 Great Hall

Dress in your finest black-tie, don your favourite mask, and join Toi Toi Opera in the Great Hall as they present an abridged version of 'Die Fledermaus' by Johann Strauss II.


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

Ground floor, Boys’ High,

Worcester Boulevard

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