UC Music & Classics

The University of Canterbury‘s School of Music and Classics Department are housed in the fully restored Chemistry building that overlooks the picturesque South Quad.

This is also the location of the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

UC Music Concert Programme
– open to the public. FREE

New Music Central
This not-to-be-missed concert programme features international, national and local musicians who focus on innovative and modern music across all genres.

Visit UC’s event page or the School of Music’s Facebook page to see who’s playing this week.

  • When: Monday nights during university term
  • Where: UC recital room – entry off South Quad
  • Cost: Free entry

Friday Lunchtime Concerts
This popular series is back – a great opportunity to hear School of Music staff and students perform repertoire that includes jazz, classical, musical theatre, pop and more.

Why not arrive early and grab something to eat from the Arts Centre’s many artisan food outlets.

Visit UC’s event page or the School of Music’s Facebook page to see who’s playing this week.

  • When: 1.10pm, Fridays during university term
  • Where: UC recital room – entry off South Quad
  • Cost: Free entry


Getting there

The main entrance is off the South Quad that is best accessed from Hereford Street, opposite the YMCA. However, it can also be reached by entering the Arts Centre site via the Clock Tower building on Worcester Boulevard and walking through the North and South quads. See the location map or click here for transport and parking options.

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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Rosa Morte by Uncle Harold

6 - 30 April 2019

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The Manaaki Project

6 - 18 April 2019

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Navigation Lines by Fiona van Oyen

11 April - 12 May 2019

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New Music Central – Multi-channel Acousmatic Music

6 May 2019

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Merging Traditions

6 - 12 May 2019

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School of Art building open day

12 May 2019

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Wonders of the South Island

13 - 19 May 2019

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Love of the Land

20 May - 2 June 2019

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New Music Central – Menotti’s “The Old Maid & the Thief”

20 May 2019

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New Music Central – Gayle Blankenburg (USA)

27 May 2019

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Matariki 2019

25 Pipiri June - 7 Hōngongoi July 2019

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Sunday Guided Heritage Tour

1.30pm every Sunday

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Hire the Great Hall

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