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Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu

58 Gloucester Street
Christchurch 8013
New Zealand
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+64 3 941 7300
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Venue Facilities
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Activities
  • On-site Audiovisual Services
  • Additional Meeting Rooms
Layout Options
  • Banquet 300
  • Cabaret 150
  • Cocktail 500
  • Theatre 178

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu is one of the most inspiring venues in Christchurch. This iconic building is ideal for corporate events, cocktail parties, seated dinners, Christmas functions, fashion shows, product launches, weddings, lectures and seminars.

There are a range of venue hire options at competitive prices – from the grand spaces of the NZI Foyer to an intimate balcony, a state-of-the-art auditorium and private exhibition viewings, there is space to suit your needs.

NZI Foyer

The grandeur of the NZI Foyer creates a dramatic welcome, with its sheer wall of undulating glass and views to the forecourt beyond. An impressive marble staircase leads to balconies overlooking the foyer. It’s one of Christchurch’s iconic settings for your most memorable event.

Philip Carter Family Auditorium

This tiered auditorium is ideal for performances, talks, seminars and projection-based entertainment. It’s a warm, intimate space with good natural acoustics and easy-to-use facilities. You can hire the auditorium alone, or with a break-out space for catering. If a larger space is required, we suggest hiring the NZI Foyer.

Private Gallery Viewings

Create a truly memorable evening with an exclusive exhibition viewing for you and your guests. Christchurch Art Gallery has a dynamic programme of exhibitions, most of which can be made available for private viewing.

The Art Gallery works with Christchurch's leading catering and event management companies. A list of preferred caterers is available on request.

Ample affordable car parking is available on site.

Available Rooms:

  • NZI Foyer

    Floor area: 600m²

    Layout Options:

    • Banquet 300
    • Cabaret 150
    • Cocktail 500
  • Philip Carter Family Auditorium

    Layout Options:

    • Theatre 178