UC Arts city location - at The Arts Centre of Christchurch

Arts Centre Front

Welcome to UC Arts at the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

In 2017, the University Of Canterbury moved UC Music and UC Classics back into the city centre, reconnecting itself with Christchurch city and its residents. The Old Chemistry building, located in The Arts Centre of Christchurch, is now a place of teaching and learning for Classics and Music students. The custom restoration of this Grade 1 heritage building features a beautiful recital room, teaching spaces, staff offices, and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities - home of the James Logie Memorial Collection.

We maintain a vibrant presence in the central city. Our busy events programme features concerts, lectures, seminars and museum tours. We also host national and international experts, and create opportunities for our students to work alongside these visitors and connect with the Christchurch community. 

We are located at 3 Hereford St, Christchurch City.

Public access to The Teece Museum and School of Music rooms is via the wooden doors from the South Quad. A video with directions is available here.

Visit the Arts Centre of Christchurch website for location maps and further information.

Getting to the UC Arts City Location

Here is some useful travel information for students studying at the UC Arts city location:

Students cycling between the Ilam and City campuses should allow 15 minutes travel time. The Uni Cycle Way takes you down Matai St and through North Hagley Park, more detailed information on this route can be found on the Christchurch City Council Cycle Map. UCSA operates a Borrow-A-Bike scheme thats allows students to borrow a bike from campus and return it later in the day. Presently there are bicycle racks available directly outside the Canterbury Museum and on Worchester Boulevard.

To view an interactive map of central city parking see the Christchurch City Council Parking Map.

Recommended parking options include:

  • Rolleston Ave CCC Park (opposite Arts Centre) - $130 per month unreserved / $3.10 per hour
  • Wilsons Parking Cashel St and Cambridge Terrace $10 per day / $3 per hour
  • North Hagley (Botanic Gardens) – Free 3 hours
  • Street Parking $3.10 per hour

A free shuttle runs in partnership with the International Antarctic Centre between Ilam and city campuses. This is to support students and staff in the Classics Department and School of Music who travel between sites; only students enrolled in a Classics or Music course can use this service. Information on how to access the shuttle, timetables, and conditions of use will be uploaded onto course LEARN pages and emailed to classes in Classics and Music.

If you have any questions please contact ucartscentre@canterbury.ac.nz

The Purple Line bus departs UC and the hospital at 15 minute intervals between 6.30am and 7pm Monday to Friday, students travelling in Zone 1 with their Metrocard pay $2.55 per trip with a daily maximum of $5.10, once you have exceeded the daily maximum all travel is free within Zone 1 – if you are travelling to the Ilam campus then any additional travel that day within Zone 1 will be at no cost to you. For more information about bus timetables, pricing, and trip planning visit the Metro Info website.

What's on at UC Arts City Location


For more detailed information about the UC Arts City Location please contact:

Naomi van den Broek

UC Arts City Location Manager
Rm G14 UC Arts City Location - 3 Hereford Street
Internal Phone: 92192
Mobile: 021567169

Mikaela O'Neill

UC Arts City Location Administrator
Rm G14 UC Arts City Location - 3 Hereford Street
Internal Phone: 92938

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