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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The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Object Show

31 January - 3 March 2019

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Floral Collective by Kieran Fensom

2 - 26 February 2019

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New Music Central – Mukhlisa

18 February 2019

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Lynne Lambert: Glass Half Empty – Glass Half Full

19 February - 3 March 2019

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Design Assembly business workshop

20 February 2019

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every Friday from 22 February 2019

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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New Music Central – Poetry as Song

25 February 2019

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Indigo dye and shibori workshops

2 & 3 March 2019

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New Music Central – Lawrence Axelrod (USA)

4 March 2019

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Birds of a Feather exhibition

4 - 10 March 2019

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New Music Central – Berlin to Broadway

11 March 2019

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New Music Central – The Court Jesters

25 March 2019

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New Music Central – David McGregor

1 April 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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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

Make your next event great

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