Public spaces

Both the Great Hall and North Quad are open to the public daily between 10am and 5pm following their respective restorations.

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The North Quad

See how far the North Quad landscaping has come by clicking on the image below to load images taken by our live web cam – it will take a few seconds to load. Once loaded, move your mouse left and right over the image to go backwards and forwards in time – a virtual timelapse of landscaping progress. Use your Esc key to exit.

Alternatively, click on the timelapse below to see the full extent of the work that went into landscaping the North Quad over 12 months from September 2015.

The new layout resembles the Quad’s 1940s landscaping, with a mix of grassed areas and paths. The reflective pond – an art installation that was not part of the original plan – has not been reinstated but the beloved wooden benches have been restored and put back to provide plenty of comfortable seating.

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The Great Hall

Click here to find out more about the Great Hall’s restoration – and the progress of other buildings on the site.

Watch the 12-month North Quad timelapse (condensed into 30 seconds)

North Quad timelapse – about one year up to 14 October, 2016 from the Arts Centre – Christchurch on Vimeo.

What's at the Arts Centre

Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Ko Au – Alix Ashworth

4 October - 25 November 2019

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Season of the Witch Film Festival

5 - 31 October 2019

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SCAPE Season 2019 at The Arts Centre

5 October - 16 November 2019

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Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival at The Arts Centre

11 - 27 October 2019

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Ōtautahi on Film

13 & 20 October 2019

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Viewpoint/Tirohanga – The Shoebox Collection

14 - 27 October 2019

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He Whare, He Taiao… Kia Matapopore..!

15 October 2019

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142 years of Unfolding History

16 October 2019

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The story of Professor Francis Haslam

18 October 2019

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Architectural Encounters – Designing Colonial Canterbury

23 October 2019

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Hugh Stewart’s Odyssey

24 October 2019

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FoUND: Festival of the (Un)Dead at The Arts Centre

25 October 2019

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Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror

25 October 2019

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show singalong

25 October 2019

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Silversmiths’ Guild of Canterbury annual exhibition

28 October - 3 November 2019

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Ancient Greece in Māori Literature

6 November 2019

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He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier

2 - 16 November 2019

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