The Fudge Cottage

Visitors can once again get their sweet treats at the Arts Centre, with the return of The Fudge Cottage on the ground floor of the Boys’ High building.

As well as buying fudge, giftware and other traditional confectionery items, visitors can watch confectioners as they put the finishing decorative touches to handcrafted artisan fudge.

The Fudge Cottage was located at the Arts Centre for more than 20 years prior to the February 2011 earthquakes and owner Kevin Burns is looking forward to “returning home.”

“The Arts Centre has done an amazing job of restoring and future-proofing the site to ensure it will remain an important and central part of the city for current and future generations.

“It’s fantastic to know we will be part of this and the wider regeneration of the city.”

The Fudge Cottage became synonymous with the Arts Centre when located there previously and it created special memories for many who visited, he says.

“We are very much looking forward to re-kindling these memories, as well as creating new ones for people bringing their families to the Arts Centre for the first time.”

  • Location – Boys’ High building, 28 Worcester Boulevard 
  • Opening times and hours – open seven days

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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