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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BeatBox Studios

BOXed Quarter, 270 St Asaph St

BeatBox Studios is Christchurch's best music rehearsal facility, right in the centre of Christchurch. All rooms come equipped with a professional PA system and full backline; drum kit, bass rig, and guitar amps. Come in and have a go!

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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 late (3:00 PM - 11:00 PM) 6 days a week. 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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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

In May 2020 following a post-lockdown return to campus, NASDA Theatre at Ara staged "Mr Burns - a post electric play". It goes without saying that the play’s theme resonated very strongly within the minds of the virally-vigilant. Tom Eason, the play’s Director, definitely saw the irony in staging a post-apocalyptic stage show amid a context of self-isolation, panic-buying and border closures. But he also saw other connections. “Theatre brings people together after testing events for humankind” he points out, a meta-sentiment that sums up the play’s message and its potential role here in Christchurch.

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.

About the Bachelor of Performing Arts from NASDA at Ara

Got your heart set on a career in musical theatre? Ara Institute of Canterbury has the perfect study option to make it a reality. Captivate audiences throughout the world and make the best use of your talents in musicals, plays, concerts, TV and film productions. You could find yourself performing, presenting, entertaining at events, directing or producing performances, working behind the scenes, or in education.

With a Bachelor of Performing Arts from NASDA at Ara, you can gain the skills, knowledge and performance experience needed to build a successful career either on stage or behind the scenes. You’ll learn from inspirational mentors in real-life learning environments and you’ll graduate work-ready. Applications for the Bachelor's degree close in August for studies commencing the following year. Get yourself ready!

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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

NZ records, tapes, CDs, comics, zines, band merch, lamp repair: Thursday/Friday 3pm - 9pm, plus Saturday/Sunday 12pm - 5pm, and by appointment or chance. Website has a stocklist for nerds.

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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

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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The SLATE Room

160 Lichfield St

Good times and good people only at the Slate Room: a large live music venue hosting huge gigs; live extreme sports over six big screens; Pool & Billiard hall with eight 9-foot slate pool tables. Massive bar.

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