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UC Arts city location

10 August 2023

In 2017, UC Music and UC Classics moved back to the city centre to reconnect with Christchurch and maintain a vibrant presence. Our busy events programme features concerts, lectures, seminars, and museum tours. Check out the UC Arts city location and see what's on.


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. Watch how to get there:

Visit the Arts Centre of Christchurch 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

The Purple Line bus departs UC and the hospital at 15 minute intervals between 6.30am and 7pm Monday to Friday.

For more information about bus timetables, pricing, and trip planning visit the Metro Info website.

What's on at UC Arts City Location

News, events and seminars

UC Arts city contacts

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