Christchurch by night
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Evening Adventures

There are evening 'Pockets of Awesome' popping up all over the city with a variety of choice for even the most seasoned night owl. Plan you next night out on the town in Christchurch today.

We’re going to the movies

If simply “going to the movies” isn’t enough anymore, then the Deluxe Cinema at The Tannery is for you! The handpicked line-up of quality movies and wide aisles with genuinely comfortable seats will be sure to win you over. Top it off with an incredible range of movie treats like roasted nuts, cheese boards and craft beer. This experience is sure to cater for even the most discerning movie buff!

 

It’s showtime

Time for the Ballet? An entertaining musical number? Or maybe stand-up comedy is more for you? Whatever your style, settle in for an evening of culture and history at the Isaac Theatre Royal. Make a night of it and enjoy dinner down New Regent Street and a nightcap at The Last Word.

 

 

 

Make a night of it

Grab your dancing shoes, dress to impress and head out for the night at one of the many bars and restaurants you’ll find grouped around the city centre. St Asaph Street's the place to go for nightlife and dancing, Poplar Lane for casual drinks with friends or Victoria Street for something a little more sophisticated.

 

 

 

All aboard

If you're after something classically “Christchurch”, then hop aboard the Restaurant Tram for a unique city experience. Enjoy a 3 course gourmet meal including a welcome drink while you journey around the city on a historically restored tram. Who doesn’t enjoy a little bit of sightseeing alongside a delicious meal?

 

 

 

  

Red or black

Time to get serious and up the stakes with a trip to the Christchurch Casino. More than just pokie machines and blackjack tables, the casino has 5 restaurants and bars (Chi Kitchen, Monza Sports Bar, The Grand Café, Valley Café and Sixty Six), plus regularly hosts live entertainment as well as screening live sport. Be sure you are dressed smartly, and are over 20 years old!

 

 

  

A night in the museum

Every Wednesday night the Canterbury Museum and the Christchurch Art Gallery are open until 8:30pm and 9pm respectively. There's plenty of time for you to absorb the history of Christchurch and to discover famous New Zealand artists.

 

 

 

   

Oasis in the city

Enjoy the last sunshine of the day while walking through the beautiful Botanic Gardens. After a hard day at work there's nothing more relaxing than following the Avon River, listening to bird song and enjoying the perfectly manicured flower beds. The gates close at 9pm.

 

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