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

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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Rosa Morte by Uncle Harold

6 - 30 April 2019

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The Manaaki Project

6 - 18 April 2019

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Navigation Lines by Fiona van Oyen

11 April - 12 May 2019

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New Music Central – Multi-channel Acousmatic Music

6 May 2019

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Merging Traditions

6 - 12 May 2019

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School of Art building open day

12 May 2019

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Wonders of the South Island

13 - 19 May 2019

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Love of the Land

20 May - 2 June 2019

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New Music Central – Menotti’s “The Old Maid & the Thief”

20 May 2019

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New Music Central – Gayle Blankenburg (USA)

27 May 2019

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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

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