Photography and Filming

The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora is an iconic collection of buildings set in the heart of Christchurch, making it an ideal backdrop for commercial photography and filming, as well as wedding photography.

The Arts Centre welcomes filming and photography, however prior consent must be gained from the Arts Centre Management Team for any proposed shoots. Please send the booking enquiry below to venues and events manager Jodie Shaw allowing 10 working days notice before your shoot.

While we will endeavour to fulfil every request, this will not always be possible due to other activities on site.

By sending a booking enquiry to us means that you are agreeing to our Duty of Care and Terms and Conditions.

The Arts Centre is a public space and some spaces cannot be hired exclusively.

Once the filming or photography request has been approved an invoice will be sent for the relevant cost.

Commercial filming and photography

We have a number of spaces that have opened following extensive restoration, providing a number of backdrops.

Spaces available:

• The Clock Tower – common areas only
• North Quadrangle
• Great Hall – if available
• Rutherford’s Den Lecture Theatre – only available between 6pm- 9pm
• South Quadrangle
• Boys’ High – common areas only

If you are interested in using the Arts Centre for filming or photography, please submit a booking enquiry below.

Wedding photography

We welcome requests from wedding parties that are not using the Great Hall for their ceremony or reception. To do so, a booking enquiry needs to be sent to request use. Access to the Great Hall will not be permitted for couples who are not using the Great Hall for their wedding.

Any couple using the Great Hall for their wedding can request use of additional spaces. Their photographer will need to contact Jodie Shaw to discuss the areas they wish to use.

More information on hiring the Great Hall for your wedding or event can be found here.

Booking enquiry

Please fill out your details here and we get back to you as soon as we can.

Booking Enquiry - Photography and Filming
The applicant agrees to credit the location where the Arts Centre deems appropriate, this includes use on social media