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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Tī kōuka string-making classes

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

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Posh Porridge pop-ups

Every Wednesday

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Resourceful skills workshops

Throughout the year

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every university term Friday

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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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Leigh Martin & Michael Hight

25 July - 25 August 2019

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Chitin

5 - 18 August 2019

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New Zealand International Film Festival

8 - 25 August 2019

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The Arts Centre & University of Canterbury concert series

11 August, 23 September & 13 October 2019

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Fantastic Feasts Poetry Competition

12 August to 27 September 2019

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Money, Money, Money: A beard, prosperity and matricide

16 August 2019

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Natalie Haynes: Troy Story

18 August 2019

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New Music Central – Justin DeHart (NZ/USA)

19 August 2019

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Careers in Heritage

22 August 2019

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Aotearoa Quilters – New Zealand Through Our Eyes

28 August - 1 September 2019

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Poetry Workshop for Young Writers

31 August 2019

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HIVE

6 & 7 September, 10 to 14 September, 17 to 21 September 2019

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Sappho, Satyrs, Socrates and Seduction

13 September 2019

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