Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Lynn Peacock
Functions Coordinator
Cnr Worcester Boulevard & Montreal Street
Christchurch Central

No. of Meeting Rooms2
There are a range of venue hire options at competitive prices – from the grand spaces of the NZI Foyer to an intimate balcony, a state-of-the-art auditorium and private exhibition viewings, there is space to suit your needs.

NZI Foyer
The grandeur of the NZI Foyer creates a dramatic welcome, with its sheer wall of undulating glass and views to the forecourt beyond. An impressive marble staircase leads to balconies overlooking the foyer. It’s one of Christchurch’s iconic settings for your most memorable event. Floor area: 600m2, Banquet 300, Cabaret 150, Cocktail 500.

Philip Carter Family Auditorium
This tiered auditorium is ideal for performances, talks, seminars and projection-based entertainment. It’s a warm, intimate space with good natural acoustics and easy-to-use facilities. You can hire the auditorium alone, or with a break-out space for catering. If a larger space is required, we suggest hiring the NZI Foyer. Theatre capacity 178.

Private Gallery Viewings
Create a truly memorable evening with an exclusive exhibition viewing for you and your guests. Christchurch Art Gallery has a dynamic programme of exhibitions, most of which can be made available for private viewing.

The Art Gallery works with Christchurch's leading catering and event management companies. A list of preferred caterers is available on request.

Ample affordable car parking is available on site.

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu 
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu 
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu 
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu