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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go on.....wonder in. You'll be surprised by what you will find. No giveaways standing out front and it doesn't cost you anything to look. Wish we had spent more time exploring here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Grandview301
Reviewed 1 week ago

Christchurch, for its size, is a wonderful collection of heritage sites and beautiful gardens. There are so many cultural and interesting venues to keep you entertained all day. Especially if you are in to cultural, heritage and a variety of great art displays. The big...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WilliamB826
Reviewed 13 February 2019

After the earthquake, the city had quite a number of landmark damaged. The Art Centre remain the city's prominent landmark and is now the face of Christchurch. The location of the Art Centre is great, one can take a stroll around the centre's shop and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 291ErikL
Reviewed 3 February 2019

It's not often I am a visitor in my home town, but we were hosting my son's partner from Peru and decided to visit the City Center for the day. We took the hop-on hop-off tram and visited the Arts Centre. I actually spent a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank karent574
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Spent pleasant time viewing the shops on the 1st level up the stairs, very specialised items with something for everyone, beautifully NZ made products for that special gift or special item from NZ you will treasure.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jubaanne
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

Great range of sustainable and natural products for sale as well as fantastic art and design. A great hub! Beautiful building!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sera B
Reviewed 15 January 2019

There were some beautiful artisan products in the shops in the complex. The coffee shop is good and we were there when the buskers were operating so the place had a buzz.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WendyH1848
Reviewed 1 October 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 30 September 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
Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 28 August 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
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