Absolution body adornment studio

Absolution body adornment studio has returned to the central city.

The Arts Centre - Main Office

Arts Centre Management, including the CEO and Rutherford's Den teachers.

Map showing what's open and where

Use this map to find your way around the Arts Centre that is progressively re-opening to the public.

Backstage Social Club

Backstage Social Club is a new home for arts in Christchurch and the place to be in festival season.

Brackenridge & Bloom Design

A boutique interiors store offering a carefully curated selection of homewares by interior designer Melanie Bloom


This cosy cafe dishes up delicious coffee and cabinet food, along with à la carte menus for kids and adults.

The Central Art Gallery

Leading Christchurch gallerist Jonathan Smart's central city exhibition and selling gallery.

Curator's Deli

Delicious winter soups and stews, deli meats, European-style sandwiches, salads and off licence.


Our interactive Rutherford's Den education programme is curriculum linked.

Frances Nation

Frances Nation specialises in New Zealand-made homewares and quality gifts.

The Fudge Cottage

The Fudge Cottage has returned 'home' to the Boys’ High building.

Historic buildings

The Arts Centre is home to 23 separate historic buildings.

Historic Buildings

Find out more about the history and restoration of our heritage buildings.

i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Christchurch's i-SITE Visitor Information Centre is located on Worcester Boulevard.

Indigo & Provisions

Packed with a carefully curated range of men's and women's clothing, accessories, and home and lifestyle products.

Lumière cinema

This boutique cinema presents engaging, contemplative, and sometimes confrontational films covering all genres

Pepa Stationery

Getting the world to write more: Pepa stationery boutique is now open at the Arts Centre.

The Physics Room – office

A contemporary art space dedicated to developing and promoting art and critical discourse.

Public spaces

North Quad & Great Hall - open to the public

Pūmanawa – community exhibition space

Artists and arts organisations can book this beautiful community exhibition space in Boys' High.


Rekindle creates opportunities for resourcefulness through workshops.

Rhodes & Associates

Quantity surveyors and cost consultants that have the Arts Centre among their clients.

Rollickin Gelato

Open everyday 10am - 6pm

The Rolling Om

Street food truck that serves fresh and quality food

Sal + Co

A beautifully crafted and curated collection of future classics for women and teenage girls

SCAPE Public Art

SCAPE installs public art all year round, while also maintaining a focus on premier public art events.

Shopology – A Homegrown Collective

Shopology is a homegrown collective boutique showcasing a diverse range of locally sourced and regionally inspired goods.

Skin Space

A curated skincare collection featuring pure, honest products that have been developed with their humanitarian and environmental impact in mind.

Soul Jewellery

Soul in the heart of the city - beautifully hand-crafted sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewellery,

Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities 

New exhibition Fantastic Feasts open now.

Two Productions

Innovative theatre company Two Productions brings performance and education to the site.

UC Music and Classics

UC's Music and Classics departments are based at the Arts Centre.

Visiting us

Location, what's open, parking and visiting hours.


Workology is a gorgeous co-working space

Zen Sushi & Dumplings

Freshly prepared sushi and dumplings