Christchurch Arts Festival

30 August – 17 September - Arts Centre

Exposing Edith

Get ready to GO WILD with the Christchurch Arts Festival from 30 August to 17 September. With an exciting range of shows including music, theatre, family, comedy and visual arts to be held at the Great Hall, Market Square and The Gym, there’s something for everyone.

Check out the full festival programme at

Events at the Arts Centre:

The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets
Thurs 31 Aug 8pmFri 1 Sept 8pm

An Deise

WORD Christchurch – Fail Safe/Fail Better
Fri 1 Sept 7pm

Exposing Edith
Sat 2 Sept 7.30pmSun 3 Sept 6pm

An Déise with Special Guest Roesy + Céilí
Sat 2 Sept 9p

Ephemeral City
The Gym & Market Square

Ephemeral City

Workshops Tues 5 – Fri 8 Sept, Construction Sat 9 Sept, Demolition Sun 10 Sept

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography
Tues 5 Sept 6.30pmWed 6 Sept 6.30pmThurs 7 Sept 7.30pmFri 8 Sept 6pm

WORD Christchurch – Madwomen in the Attic
Wed 6 Sept 8.30pm (after Jane Eyre)

Anatomy of the Piano
Sat 9 Sept 10.30am & 2pm

Fri 8 Sept 8.30pmSat 9 Sept 7.30pm

Erewhon Revisited

Erewhon Revisited

Tues 12 Sept 8.30pmWed 13 Sept 7pmThurs 14 Sept 8.30pmFri 15 Sept 8.30pmSat 16 Sept 6pm

Ernest Rutherford: Everyone Can Science
Thurs 14 Sept 6pmFri 15 Sept 6pmSat 16 Sept 2pm

Calypso Nights
Sat 16 Sept 8.30pm

The Lover and the Lookout
Market Square
Sat 2 & Sun 3 SeptSat 9 & Sun 10 SeptSat 16 & Sun 17 Sept6.30pm – 11.30pm (light installation work)

UC’s School of Music: Oresteia Experience
Sun 10 Sept, 6.30pm

UC’s School of Music: Virtuosity Series
Thurs 31 Aug 7pm, Mon 4 Sept 7pm, Sun 17 Sept 5pm

Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 60 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.