Matariki 2024

Celebrate Matariki with talented artists from Ōtautahi and beyond.

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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 Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.

Dating back to 1877, The Arts Centre is a thriving community asset with a rich history.


Located in Ōtautahi Christchurch, The Arts Centre is home to over 70 entities and the largest collection of heritage buildings in the country. It is run by an independent charitable trust. Christchurch City Council proposes to zero fund the centre from 1 July 2024. This decision will put the trust on a path to insolvency. Read more here

Rematriation

Wednesday 1 - Friday 31 May 2024 Cloisters Studio

Curated by Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka, this screening programme delves into the profound theme of Indigenous rematriation, a concept which proposes restoration of balance, harmony, and connect

Free


Katakata Club

Saturday 15 June 2024 The Gym

Katakata Club is the latest comedy night to hit Christchurch. Host Shay Horay presents New Zealand's most exciting comedy acts with this show headlined by TV superstar & Fred Award Winner Eli Mathewso


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.


Rising Stars Concert Series 2024

On specific Tuesdays Great Hall

Rising Stars is a Tuesday lunchtime concert series that focuses on encouraging, nurturing and providing a performance platform for emerging young musicians.


Heritage Stargazing from the Observatory Tower 2024

Every Friday night during Winter, 12 April - 27 September 2024 Observatory, Biology and Physics

Experience stargazing through the Townsend Teece Telescope in the Observatory Tower (1896) with astronomers from the University of Canterbury.


Matariki 2024

17 - 30 Pipiri June 2024 Arts Centre wide

Nau mai, haere mai come celebrate Matariki with talented artists from Ōtautahi and beyond.


The Seekers Mākete

Every Saturday 10am - 4pm Market Square

Welcome to Seekers Mākete, a market where artisanal craft, gourmet street food & live entertainment comes together every Saturday!

Free


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.


Laneways at Dusk

Every Thursday Engineering Laneway

Grab a bite from your favourite food truck and a drink at Altiora. Enjoy retro board games, good tunes, and great vibes!

Free


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

Open 7 days, 10:00AM - 5:00PM