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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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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