Take this opportunity to have a guided tour around the spiritual heart of Canterbury's arts scene; an iconic theatrical venue that has played host to spectacular shows and spellbound audiences for more than a century.


Areas open for tours will be: the Auditorium, Front of House areas - Stalls Foyer, Ravenscar Lounge, The Gloucester Room, and The Grand.

Please note that the stage and backstage areas will not be open. Coffee and refreshments will be available to purchase from our Stalls Bar.

This iconic Edwardian building, the only of this era still standing in New Zealand, has long served as one of Christchurch’s pre-eminent performance venues.

The grand marble staircase, plush Arts & Crafts style carpets, chandeliers and rich wallpapering make for an imaginative, sumptuous interior. Royal boxes are regal proof of the theatre’s long history, while the careful restoration of the hand-painted canvas ceiling - the dome adorned with scenes from a Midsummer Night’s Dream - is a triumph.

All these elements combine to create a sense of opulence and theatre.

Covid - 19

Please be aware that anyone entering the venue will be required to wear a face covering, and scan in using the NZ Covid Tracer App, or sign in manually using the record keeping slips provided.


Refund Policy: Should the event be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, all tickets will be refunded.