World Buskers Festival

19 to 28 January - Market Square, North Quad, Great Hall

One of Christchurch’s most loved festivals returns to the Arts Centre in January, with an impressive international and local line-up to celebrate 25 years of the World Buskers Festival.

On offer is 10 days of highly entertaining street theatre hosted at iconic sites around Christchurch, including the Arts Centre, and on the streets. In addition, there are 11 nights of world-class shows including headline acts Tape Face, Le Gateau Chocolat, The Topp Twins, Urzila Carlson, Ginger Minj and Ali McGregor.

Three Arts Centre venues will host Buskers events: the North Quad, Great Hall and Market Square.

The grand finale of the festival, Buskers Best Bits will be hosted in the stunning Isaac Theatre Royal on Sunday 28 January. Featuring as many performers from the festival as possible, they all present their best bit, their newest bit, their naughtiest bit or just some other random bit.

Check the World Buskers website for everything you need to know about the WBF 2018 performers, venues, partners, show times and how to book.


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.