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Welcome to The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

Dating back to 1877, The Arts Centre has a rich history and an exciting future.


Located in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch, The Arts Centre is an Aotearoa New Zealand landmark – home to galleries, museums, cinemas, boutique retailers, artisan eateries and bars, engaging events, stunning venues and much more.

Inspiring Makers: The Busy Finch

Create salt dough sweet treat sculptures inspired by the work of Tatyanna Meharry (The Busy Finch)


Secret science wordsearch

Complete our Rutherford's Den wordsearch and find the secret word


Music with Michal: The Arts Centre edition

Ōtautahi Christchurch-based songwriter and performer Michal Bush will excite and delight you and your little ones.


Inspiring makers: Adelphi Fine Chocolate

A creative collage art activity inspired by Vertigo Artography


Arts Centre inspired: stained glass windows

There are some amazing old stained glass windows at The Arts Centre. Can you create some stained glass windows designs of your own at home?


Inspiring makers: Liberation Jewellery

A paper bead craft activity inspired by Liberation Jewellery.


Bring Rutherford's Den to life

Use your creative skills and bring Rutherford's Den lecture theatre and a flock of quirky native birds from Aotearoa New Zealand to life!


Inspiring makers: Vertigo Artography

A creative collage art activity inspired by Vertigo Artography


Making Together

Mondays 9.00am - 12.00pm & Thursdays 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Rekindle invites you meet online to practice craft in each others (virtual) company.


New Zealand-made homewares and gifts.

Frances Nation is a store specialising in Aotearoa New Zealand-made homewares and gifts of quality craftsmanship, authenticity and longevity.

Frances Nation

First floor, Boys’ High,

Worcester Boulevard

Open 7 days, 10:00AM - 5:00PM