Visiting Us

Located in the heart of Christchurch, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, takes up an entire city block that is bounded by Worcester Boulevard, Montreal Street, Hereford Street and Rolleston Avenue. This means it is nestled among key city attractions including the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery.

Driving and parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10- and 30-minute visitor car parks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre.

There are also a number of Christchurch City Council and privately owned off-street car parks.

Public transport

  • Bus – a number of bus stops are located within easy walking distance of the Arts Centre. Plan your bus trip by visiting MetroInfo.
  • Tram – the tram has two stops right outside the Arts Centre and is a great sightseeing option through the central city.

Cycling

Cycling is a great option for getting to the Arts Centre, with plenty of family-friendly routes leading right to the centre.

Cycle racks are located out the front of the Boys’ High building and on the fence line by the white marquee in Market Square. Racks are also located outside of Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue, which is just across the road from the Great Hall and Rutherford’s Den.

The Arts Centre will connect to a number of the 13 major cycleways being constructed in Christchurch over the coming years. The cycleways will make it safer and more convenient for cyclists to travel to the Arts Centre from the suburbs, business and shopping zones, as well as popular recreational areas.

Surrounding area

The Arts Centre is located in the heart of Christchurch, nestled among key city attractions, including the Christchurch Botanic GardensCanterbury Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery.

What's at the Arts Centre

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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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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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every university term Friday

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