6 & 7 September, 10 to 14 September, 17 to 21 September 2019 - Boys' High

With urgency, freedom and force, the existential new dance theatre work from Stuart Lloyd-Harris and Julia Harvie takes you on an immersive performance trip behind the barriers to create a micro society inside one of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora’s Engineering buildings.

With layers of history from its original role as the University of Canterbury’s Engineering Department to the home of The Court Theatre, HIVE breathes new life into the now earthquake-strengthened building providing the audience a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get behind the fences before the building is fully restored and steps into its new role.

Drawing together dancers Josie Archer, Kosta Bogoievski, Sarah Elsworth, and cellist, Nicole Reddington, HIVE reveals unflinching existential, social and ecological concerns.

Please note: Due to the current state of the building and the immersive nature of the work, the work is not fully accessible. We can provide portable seating on request, but the audience will be standing and moving through the site and performance.

Dates: Friday 6 to Saturday 7, Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14, Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 September 2019

Times: One performance at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and two performances at 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Venue: Meet at level one, Boys’ High building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 26 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

$17.50 to $27.50

Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 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.