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Arts Centre

Christchurch

New Zealand

Contributed by 
Ethan Kent
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
May 18, 2005
December 14, 2017

An arts district rich in Gothic architecture featuring theatres, cinemas, galleries, crafts shops, cafes and weekend markets.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

The Centre is a vibrant venue for a huge range of New Zealand made art and crafts, shopping, education and entertainment. With over 40 specialty shops, fine art galleries, world-class theatre, art house cinemas, bars, restaurants and cafes, a bustling weekend Art, Craft and Produce Market, and an array of festivals and special events throughout the year, this former site of the University of Canterbury is an award winning tourist attraction that embraces and supports the arts in New Zealand.

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