Visiting Us

Located in the heart of Christchurch, and open seven days, the Arts Centre 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 Botanic GardensCanterbury Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery.

Three major central city intersections near the Arts Centre are being rebuilt over six weekends from mid-February to April. Please plan your trip.


Driving & Parking
The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 60 minute visitor carparks 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 nearby Council and privately owned off-street carparks.

First hour free parking for summer – get your first hour of parking free at two Council carparks located adjacent to the Arts Centre: Rolleston Ave and the Art Gallery car parks. Head here to find out where they’re located.


Visiting hours

A number of businesses and organisations are based at the Arts Centre and they each have their own opening hours. All shops and galleries in the Boys’ High building, plus a number of public spaces are open between 10am and 5pm.

Public Transport

  • Bus – catch the Number 17 bus route to get to the closest bust stop. 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 recovering central city.

Cycling is a great option for getting to the Arts Centre, with plenty of family-friendly routes leading right to us and lots of cycle parking available on-site.

A cycle rack is located near the Canterbury Cheesemongers in Market Square, along with shared bikes that are available for hire. Cycle racks are also located outside of Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue and along Worcester Boulevard.

The Arts Centre is near two of the city’s completed Major Cycleways –the Uni-Cycle and Little River Link – as well as other shared paths and separated cycle lanes in the central city.

The network of 13 major cycleways being constructed in Christchurch makes it safer and more convenient for cyclists to travel to the Arts Centre from 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 
World-class facilities currently being developed nearby include the Metro Sports Facility and Convention Centre that will collectively position central Christchurch as a premier option for sporting and other events, business and conferences.

The new Bus Interchange is within walking distance, while the Arts Centre is also close to the developing Justice and Emergency Services, and Health precincts.

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