The Great Hall

The Great Hall is a UNESCO award-winning heritage landmark building making it the perfect venue for special events. It offers a unique heritage setting with proven acoustics and modern heating, lighting and sound. 

Built in 1882, The Great Hall was extensively strengthened, repaired and restored post-earthquake and opened to the public in June 2016. A special feature of the building is a memorial window designed by Martin Travers and originally installed in 1938. It comprises of 4,000 individual pieces of glass. The window was rededicated to the memory of all staff and students who served in World War One.

It’s a truly memorable location for:

  • performances
  • musical concerts
  • recitals
  • lectures
  • prize-givings
  • weddings
  • gala dinners
  • AGM’s
  • business events
  • exhibitions

Floor Plan Options

  • theatre (rows of 7 + 7) – 217 people plus stage seating (max. 30 people)
  • 10 seater round tables (13 tables) – 130 people plus 8 at head tables


Please contact our events team for availability.


See it for yourself

Mille Feuille from the Arts Centre – Christchurch on Vimeo.

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