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The Arts Centre

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Visit the Arts Centre and immerse yourself in a beautiful historic precinct that features a growing range of artisan food outlets, galleries, museums, independent retailers and education spaces. The former university has been a part of city life for...more
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2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0989
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

The Arts Centre is a beautiful collection of neo-Gothic buildings in the heart of Christchurch. The buildings were heavily damaged by the earthquake and are now being lovingly restored. Many are now open and there are lovely art works to enjoy around the property. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Short visit on evening of light festival. Really nice atmosphere in the quadrangle with illuminated artwork, families enjoying themselves and good food and drink on offer.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We stopped in for a quick look around and a coffee hich was very good. Glad to see things starting to get back to normal.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter M
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I was so happy to see the building coming to life again. It has been carefully restored and is gradually reopening. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HKinsey
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Visiting this place so long after the earthquake I thought it would be full of cool arts and crafts as well as reasonable prices. I used to love this place long time ago, it was disappointing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kiwiaz
Reviewed May 16, 2018

In the same building as the excellent i-Site, so why not visit it for a few minutes. A mix of shops and some art works on display. A range of cartoon drawings caught my attention. Pretty central.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We were pointed at the centre to get some tourist information which is now in this complex. Whist there we stopped to look at a variety of different art forms some nice shops and cafes but we didn't have time to stop for long. Close...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed May 4, 2018

The arts centre is not a complex facility. There are a lot of things to do. The building itself is very elegant, which was rebuilt after the earthquake.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed March 31, 2018

A must see. One of the few complexes that have been well restored since the earthquake. It’s beautiful and hold the key to some of Christchurch’s early history

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nikki T
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Since the earthquake repairs have been finished in part of the centre it really looks amazing. A fantastic job. The tourist office is now located here as I found by chance

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DavidGA986
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