A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

“Send in the Clowns” is Stephen Sondheim’s most famous and best loved song, but few know the story behind it. Revel in the musical and watch a stellar cast share this exquisite piece of theatre.

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Albi & The Wolves

Energetic and relatable alternative indie folk songs, setting fire to stages and filling hearts with hope.

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

Enjoy renowned local, national and international artists performing in a beautiful heritage venue.

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Make the most of your visit to The Arts Centre by enjoying one on of our arts, culture, shopping and food-filled visitor itineraries.

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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.

Albi and The Wolves

Thursday 26 May 2022 Great Hall

Albi & The Wolves set fire to stages and fill hearts with hope with their energetic and relatable alternative indie folk songs.


Anaerobic Video by CIRCUIT Artist Moving Image

Monday 2 – Tuesday 31 May Great Hall

Anaerobic Video is a programme of ten video works presented by CIRCUIT Artist Moving Image shown between 2016 and 2022 on Masons Screen, Wellington’s public video art screen.

Free


Heritage Meets Harmony

Sunday 22 May Great Hall

Following a sell-out concert in December, The Arts Centre is thrilled to again be partnering with local pop a cappella specialists Voices Co. for another stunning concert, where Heritage Meets Harmony


Artist talk: Jo Burzynska

Wednesday 25 May 2022 First floor, Boys’ High

Join multimedia artist, Jo Burzynska for a hands-, nose-, and ears-on exploration of her exhibition, “What might we find when we stop looking?”. The show is the culmination of a three-month project th

Free


CMNZ presents Tararua - Bird Like Men

Saturday 28 May Great Hall

A multimedia performance weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā.


A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

10 – 18 June 2022 Great Hall

“Send in the Clowns” is Stephen Sondheim’s most famous and best loved song, but few know the story behind it. Revel in the musical and watch a stellar cast share this exquisite piece of theatre.


Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2022

Specific Mondays Great Hall

Enjoy a remarkable line-up of renowned local, national and international artists performing in a beautiful heritage venue.


Te Waka Whaka Hou The Canoe of the Rebuild

2022 First floor, Boys’ High

Riki Manuel was part of Arts Waka, and created this beautiful Waka from earthquake rubble.

Free


Kunstautomat - Art Vending Machine

South Quad

A new Kunstautomat – art vending machine – has been installed in the South Quad and is the first of its kind to make its way to these shores.


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