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.

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.

Driving and parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 60 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 nearby Christchurch City Council and privately owned off-street car parks.

First hour free parking until the end of January 2019 – get your first hour of parking free at a council car park located adjacent to the Arts Centre: the Art Gallery car parks. Head here to find out where it’s located.

 

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

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.

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. There are also shared bikes available for hire.

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 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.

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What's at the Arts Centre

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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