Venue hire

Make the most of our uniquely stunning heritage setting by hiring one of our venue spaces for your next event.

Great Hall

A UNESCO award-winning heritage building with proven acoustics and modern heating, lighting and sound.

Classics Boardroom & Conservatory

A beautiful light-filled space, the Classics Boardroom and Conservatory has the convenience of modern fit-out set within unique heritage fabric in the restored and strengthened Classics building (1888

Community Meeting Room

One of the newest spaces in the post-earthquake restored and strengthened School of Art (1877) heritage building.

Maker Workshop

A dedicated space for “messy” creative pursuits

Outdoor spaces

Flexible spaces surrounded by stunning restored heritage buildings.


Showcase your next exhibition in the heart of Christchurch’s cultural precint, the heritage Boys’ High building (1881), among independent retailers and artisan workshops.

Rutherford’s Den Lecture Theatre

Follow in the footsteps of one of New Zealand’s greatest scientists and hold your next event in a Victorian lecture theatre.