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

Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times

5 May 2018 - 24 February 2019

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To Ōtautahi With Love art exhibition

2 November 2018 - 4 January 2019

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Over & Out – Anton Mogridge

23 November - 19 December 2018

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The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Free Christmas card making

29 November - 24 December 2018

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Special Christmas kai at the Arts Centre

December 2018

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Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema

December, January & February

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Pop Lab installation and fabrication lab

10 - 24 December 2018 & 7 January - 17 February 2019

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Death and Dying in New Zealand

11 December 2018

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Stanley Palmer and company exhibition

13 December 2018 - 27 January 2019

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Children of the Night

13 - 15 December 2018

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2019 New Year Concert, Chinese Festival (NZ)

5 January 2019

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Forget Me Not Memorials Trail

5 January – 3 February 2019

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Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival

10 January - 3 February 2019

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Kaput

11 - 20 January 2019

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Guy Montgomery – I was Part of the Problem…

11 - 15 January 2019

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The Miss Behave Gameshow

11 - 20 January 2019

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Breaking Bread

15 January 2019

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Melanie Bracewell – Melodrama

16 - 20 January 2019

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The Revolver Club

24 - 27 January & 31 January - 3 February 2019

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