Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch

Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch (must see)

Established in 1972 as the Christchurch Town Hall of the Performing Arts, the Christchurch Town Hall - as it's now known - is the city's premier performing arts centre. Located centrally on the banks of the Avon river, overlooking Victoria Square, this top venue hosts a whole range of performances, including orchestral concerts and recitals, opera, ballet and dramatic productions, musical comedy, variety, folk, rock, and jazz concerts. Conventions and conferences, civic functions, as well as local cultural and commercial events are held regularly at the Town Hall, too. The 2,500 seat auditorium is widely known for its good acoustics. Due to significant damage sustained during the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, it was closed until 2019. Council staff initially recommended demolition of all but the main auditorium, but later voted to rebuild the entire hall.

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Christchurch Town Hall on Map

Sight Name: Christchurch Town Hall
Sight Location: Christchurch, New Zealand (See walking tours in Christchurch)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Christchurch, New Zealand

Create Your Own Walk in Christchurch

Create Your Own Walk in Christchurch

Creating your own self-guided walk in Christchurch is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Christchurch Introduction Walking Tour

Christchurch Introduction Walking Tour

Christchurch, a "piece of England" down under, situated on New Zealand’s South Island, was heavily battered by 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, claiming many of the city's historic sights. Today Christchurch still comes to terms with those losses. Among the key attractions still in place are a good number of old-time landmarks, including the Christchurch Cathedral, the Edmonds Clock...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Christchurch Landmarks Tour

Christchurch Landmarks Tour

Although Christchurch is not very large, it is still home to a number of New Zealand's major landmarks. There is no shortage of beautiful buildings, parks, gardens and other places of interest. Ravaged by a powerful earthquake in 2011, which caused damage to many local attractions, Christchurch has still retained much of its charm and has a lot to offer visitors in terms of sightseeing. Take...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles