Explore the rich history of Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre site, formerly used by Canterbury College (now the University of Canterbury), and Christchurch Boys’ and Christchurch Girls’ High Schools. There are 23 buildings on site, of which 22 are listed by Heritage New Zealand with 21 categorised as Historic Place Category One.
We’re creating a hub for diverse creative expression in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Over two-thirds of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora site has now been rebuilt, strengthened and restored after the devastating earthquakes of 2010-11. We care for our heritage buildings as a place where creative endeavour and entrepreneurship can thrive.
Our Purpose is to foster, promote, facilitate and encourage the interest of arts, culture, education and other related interests, in particular through the provision of accommodation for such activities on our site.
2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand