Arts and culture
Fine art, music, theatre, dance and film are all celebrated in Christchurch.
The Christchurch Art Gallery draws on the best of New Zealand and international artists in exciting and constantly changing exhibitions. Although currently closed there are a number of exciting projects on including their Outer Spaces exhibitions and the exhibitions housed in the NG Gallery in Madras Str.
Nearby is the Canterbury Museum, renowned for its imaginative displays of some of the best historical, cultural and natural collections in the South Pacific.
Wherever you go in Christchurch there's always an exciting choice of arts and culture for all interests with the Christchurch Arts Festival offers a feast of performing, visual and applied arts every second year.
For an introduction to Maori culture look no further than Ko Tane and Nga Hau E Wha National Marae, both of which offer an exciting mix of information and cultural performances.
Theatre buffs are well catered to with exciting annual programmes from the Court Theatre, New Zealand's foremost professional company.
Live music happens every night around the city, with larger scale international touring acts performing at the CBS Canterbury Arena and AMI Stadium.
Film lovers needn't be disappointed either. Christchurch is burgeoning with cinemas offering a wide variety of mainstream and arthouse selections from around the world.