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Explore our Arts & Culture

The city is alive with everything from street art, exhibitions, history and theatre.

Court Theatre Show

The Court Theatre

Hidden in Christchurch’s suburb of Addington is New Zealand’s largest and oldest theatre company.

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Christchurch Arts Centre North Quad

The Arts Centre

The Arts Centre has been extensively restored, with many hidden gems to explore.

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Isaac Theatre Royal

Isaac Theatre Royal

The Isaac Theatre Royal has a grand history in Christchurch. The theatre was built at its current site in 1908 and is the only operational Edwardian style theatre left in New Zealand.

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Canterbury Museum with Tram

The Canterbury Museum

The Canterbury Museum located at the entry to the Botanic Gardens is a Christchurch icon, first opening its doors to the public on the 1 October 1870.

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Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

The largest professional orchestra in the South Island, performing a new and exciting programme every year.

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Christchurch The Piano Exterior at Night

The Piano

The Piano - Centre of Music and Arts is a key cultural hub in Christchurch.

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Christchurch Street Art Tilt

Celebrating Street Art in the City

With a vibrant and growing arts scene, Christchurch has earned a strong reputation as the home of street art.

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Christchurch Art Gallery

Why I Love the Central City

Blair returned to Christchurch in 2006 and has spent the last 12 years working at the Art Gallery.

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Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

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Christchurch Art Gallery

Galleries in Christchurch

Christchurch's vibrant art scene is visible throughout the streets and public spaces of the city with lively painted murals and art installations.

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Christchurch Turanga Library Side

Tūranga - Christchurch Central Library

Tūranga is in Cathedral Square, at the heart and centre of Christchurch city.

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Christchurch Street Art Helix Ara

SCAPE Public Art

Over the past 22 years, SCAPE have become the largest producer of new contemporary public artwork in New Zealand. These artworks provide a unique point of difference for the city.

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