The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora

The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora is a precious national taonga with a rich heritage and exciting future as a centre for education, arts, culture and creativity dating back to 1877.

The centre’s restored buildings, some of which won a UNESCO heritage award, are both significant landmarks and platforms for modern activities and experiences, including concerts, exhibitions, theatre, cinema, kapa haka, markets, speakers and much more.

More than 25 organisations - including galleries, museums, education, boutique retailers, eateries, and, in 2019, a two-screen boutique cinema - call the Arts Centre home.

An independent charitable trust for the people of Canterbury and its visitors, the Arts Centre must fundraise every dollar it spends and is actively fundraising to complete the restoration of its 23 earthquake-damaged buildings so they can reopen to the public. More than two thirds have already been restored, strengthened and reopened.

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Privacy Statement: The Christchurch Arts Audience Development Trust will ensure that all data gathered on this website will be used in accordance with the New Zealand Privacy Act and as such all data will be kept secure and only used for the purpose for which it was gathered. From time to time we may contact you about offers and competitions and to invite your feedback.