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

Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times

5 May 2018 - 24 February 2019

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COMNAP Antarctic photo exhibition

21 September – 27 October 2018

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Ann Robinson/John Walsh exhibition

4 October - 4 November 2018

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Homeric Echoes in a WWI Diary

16 October 2018

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Suffrage Series at the Arts Centre

16, 17 & 19 October 2018

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FESTA 2018: Roman Dining – A Guide to Status and Mores

19 October 2018

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SCAPE Public Art 20th anniversary exhibition

19 October - 11 November 2018

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Magic Moments in Music variety concert and dance

20 October 2018

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FESTA 2018: Make an Eating Spoon for Eating Local

20 & 22 October 2018

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Taste North Canterbury mini festival

25 October 2018

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Highway to Hades – Halloween fun for all ages

31 October 2018

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Necessary Traditions Festival by Rekindle

8 November - 17 November 2018

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Elizabeth Thomson photography exhibition

8 November - 9 December 2018

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The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday from 11 November

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Space Weather: Impacts on New Zealand

14 November 2018

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Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema

December, January & February

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The ‘It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas’ Market

9 December 2018

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Forget Me Not Memorials Trail

5 January – 3 February 2019

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Sunday Guided Heritage Tour

1.30pm every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concerts

Last Monday of every month

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