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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The New Works Show

20 June to 21 July 2019

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The Arts Centre’s annual public meeting

24 June 2019

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Matariki 2019

25 Pipiri June - 7 Hōngongoi July 2019

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Matariki exhibition opening: ‘Mata Hou | New Beginnings’

25 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki exhibition: ‘Mata Hou | New Beginnings’

26 Pipiri - 3 Hōngongoi 2019

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Matariki: Kai for Cena

26-30 Pipiri & 3-7 Hōngongoi

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Matariki kōrero: ‘Mata Hou’ artist talk

26 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki kōrero: Mahinga kai

26 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki: Resourceful skills workshops and tours

27 Pipiri - 7 Hōngongoi 2019

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In Bed with the Romans

27 June 2019

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Matariki: FUSH, chips, burgers and te reo Māori

28 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki: Kapa haka showcase

29 Pipiri 2019

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Mākete Kai: A Matariki food market

29 Pipiri 2019

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