Level 3: Online shops and experiences


Shop Local

These independent retailers are taking orders online.

Many are offering special deals or free delivery.

Bunsen: Switch Espresso’s dark horse blend, served at the café is available for home delivery.

Frances Nation: Beautiful quality wares by New Zealand craftspeople, including knives, woodwork, weaving, shoes, hats, gloves and skincare.

Fudge Cottage: Finest handcrafted artisan fudge from a traditional family recipe. Gifts baskets available.

Indigo and Provisions: Ditch fast fashion, choose clothing, accessories, homeware and lifestyle products built to last. Lockdown sale 25% off almost everything. 

Lumiere: Boutique cinemas and Bijou Bar. Vouchers and five-trip cards available now.

Pepa Stationery: Brighten your day and spread kindness to others with gorgeous stationery from around the world. 

Rollickin Gelato: Organic goodness and creativity. Delivery and contactless pick-up coming soon. 

Skin Space: Natural and organic skincare and make-up collection crafted with care and authenticity by New Zealand & Australian makers. Skin Space is also offering a free ‘over the phone’ skin consultation service during this time. 

Soul JewelleryHandmade sterling silver jewellery, semi-precious stone set jewellery and pearls. Sale 50% off, until 5 May.

The Arts Centre Mākete: View the stall holders who are trading online. 

Connection and Creativity

Kete Whānau: Creative family-oriented resources and activities devised by staff of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

Rekindle: Sharing skills and knowledge for resourcefulness, creating what we need from what we have. Free online Making Together sessions.

What’s on: View The Arts Centre’s full list of creative inspiration and online experiences.  

Help The Arts Centre

More than ever we are short of money to pay the bills because we are not receiving any income from rent or ticket sales at the moment. All staff have taken a pay cut and are receiving the government’s wage subsidy.

We are a charitable trust, and rely solely on grants and fundraising to fulfil our mission as a centre of creativity for the people of Christchurch and its visitors. 

If you have a few dollars to spare, please donate to us.