Sculpture Festival 2022
Delve into a world of unique, surprising and inspired artworks for sale. 40 NZ Artists. 200+ works. An opening weekend full of artists talks, demonstrations and workshops. You won't want to miss this!Read more
Mad Doggerel Cabaret
Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today.Read more
Become an Arts Centre Volunteer
We are currently looking for engaging volunteers to help out at events, greet visitors and make them feel welcome. We will provide you with all the training and information you need.Read more
Turn Up The Heat
A new winter festival full of roaming characters, comedy, cabaret, drag, variety shows, family events and fiery food which will bring the Central City to life during August.Read more
Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series
Enjoy renowned local, national and international artists performing in a beautiful heritage venue.Read more
Make the most of your visit to The Arts Centre by enjoying one on of our arts, culture, shopping and food-filled visitor itineraries.Read more
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.
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.
First floor, Boys’ High,
Open 7 days, 10:00AM - 5:00PM