BOXed Quarter

270 St Asaph St

BOXed Quarter has come to symbolise the creative mix of art and music that the city of Christchurch has to offer. With state of the art music rehearsal spaces, RDU’s head office and the widest collection of street art in New Zealand, the blend of music and art is unlike any other in the city. To top it off, BOXed Quarter is the home to Flux – the new kid on the block in the city’s club scene.

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Dice & Slice

5/181 High Street

The team at Dice cannot wait to see you all again for some games, drinks and pizza! We're the Christchurch board game bar, offering local craft beer, local wine, artisan pizza made with the family recipe and a choice of over 250 board games.

We're open 6 days a week - our hours are:

Monday: closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 3pm - late

Saturday & Sunday:12pm - late

Please note that under 18s must be with their legal guardian. Please respect the staff, each other and the delta level 2 restrictions. Any questions on how we are operating, please feel free to contact the team and we will guide you through the restrictions. Give us a call to book your table - spaces are limited so we recommend making a reservation. Tel. 925 9786. Thank you and see you soon!


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Lichfield Courtyard, 5/150 Lichfield Street

Eat! Play! Love!

Meepleopolis is a family-friendly board game cafe & bar based in the stunning Lichfield Courtyard, one of SALT District's best-kept secrets…

With a space designed for games; a delicious selection of hot & pressed sandwiches, hot dogs, snack and desserts; hundreds of games to hire and play in-store; a large selection of games and accessories for sale a regular program of events, classes, competitions and promotions and a friendly team of Game Guides ready to help people of all experience levels find the right game for them we know you’ll have the best time out in the SALT District!

Visit Meepleopolis onsite in their awesome cafe in the Lichfield Courtyard at 150 Lichfield Street.

Get in touch here:

Phone (03) 662 9233

And, you can also find them here:

And hear from them in our blog post welcoming Meepleopolis to SALT District.

Opening Hours

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 3pm – 10pm
Wednesday – 3pm – 10pm
Thursday – 3pm – 10pm
Friday – 3pm – 11pm
Saturday – 11:30am – 11pm
Sunday – 11:30am – 9pm

Meepleopolis is located in Lichfield Courtyard

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Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand - MAINZ Christchurch Campus

191 High St

We are a campus faculty of the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), offering a range of NZQA-approved programmes designed with the music industry in mind, including Audio Engineering, Live Sound & Event Production and DJ & Electronic Music Production. Whatever your passion - from performance to engineering or event management - you will get the best start in the music industry at MAINZ. MAINZ has built an enviable reputation over the years for our high quality programmes and the calibre of our graduates.

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NASDA Studios & Theatre at Ara

Ara Institute, 130 Madras St (E block) (since 2008)

About the facilities

The National Academy of Singing & Dramatic Art at Ara has fantastic facilities including:

  • three spacious studio rehearsal rooms (two with mirrors and sprung floors, and one permanently rigged as a performance space)
  • a 100-seat, black-box theatre
  • dressing rooms and scene workshop

Mr Eason says “The [NASDA Theatre at Ara] accommodates well under 100 people and it’s spacious and well-ventilated, so we’re adhering to all of the government personal safety guidelines.”

Whilst NASDA's facilities are a hive of rehearsal and performance activity round the clock, booking enquiries are welcomed.

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RDU 98.5FM

BOXed Quarter, 270 St Asaph St

Christchurch's alternative radio station.

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Ride On Super Sound

Top Floor, Smash Palace, 172 High St

Noted quirky place to shop. NZ records, tapes, CDs, comics, zines, band merch, lamp repair.

Open Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 5pm, and by appointment or chance. Website has a stocklist for nerds.

Reviewed in Neatplaces 'Alternative Christmas Shopping' guide: "Ride On Super Sound is a jam-packed shop specialising in records, comics, zines, band merch and more. Tucked away on the top floor at Smash Palace, this eclectic place is the perfect spot to find a hard-to-shop-for muso’s favourite present. They also love helping customers find the perfect gift, or searching high and low for a coveted record, so get in touch if you know what you need but can’t find it. With a wide collection of local and international music and hard to find collector’s items, Ride On Super Sound is worth stopping in." - Ashlyn Oswalt, Neat Places. Image below by Nancy Zhou.

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BOXed Quarter, 270 St Asaph St

Welcome to

The best way to get started is lock in your date - check out our site or drop us a line   Three studios to choose from - details at our site. Just select which studio you want, extras you might like and give us any additional info to make your time at SALTBOX the best, ever.

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Snap Fitness Christchurch CBD

205 Madras St

We are a family-run franchised gym proud to serve the SALT District community. Clean, high-spec equipment and bathrooms, and lunchtime group classes make us the perfect place to get a social and enjoyable workout in during your workday!

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Super Street Arcade

*Temporarily removed for road works* Corner of Tuam & High St

Meet the world’s first giant, outdoor arcade game system. Get active as you move the giant joystick and jump on the over-sized buttons to play one of the unique classic-style retro games. With an oversized joystick situated at the intersection of Tuam and High Streets in the central city of Christchurch and a 5m-wide screen mounted on the Vodafone building, Super Street Arcade takes gaming to a whole new level. You’ll need two or three people to work the controller, so make a new friend and have a go!

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