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Discover what's on in Ōtautahi-Christchurch. From free events to art exhibitions, festivals to live comedy — you'll find it all here.

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CSO 2020 Season

Our 2020 season is brimming with virtuosity, creativity and energy. It features outstanding music and musicians from New Zealand and abroad to savour in the near perfect acoustics of our world-class Douglas Lilburn Auditorium.

Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

The Masterworks series consists of seven concerts that explore the riches of the symphonic repertoire, both existing and new, the familiar and unfamiliar.


2020 CSO Presents

CSO Presents is a series of five concerts encompassing music from the Hollywood blockbusters to the best of New Zealand rock and pop. Full of family fun, rousing anthems and awe-inspiring feats.


2020 Studio Series

This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall. Celebrating the talents of the musicians of the orchestra, each one hour programme is carefully curated to explore the different sounds of an orchestra in an up-close and intimate setting.


2020 Beethoven

Throughout the year the CSO includes a number of special events within our calendar. This can include fundraising and one-off events.

Listed Events

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29 Aug 2020

Born in 1770 in Bonn, Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of all time. His music was as radical as his political views and frequently shocked audiences with its innovative use of rhythm and harmony.

23 Sep 2020

This series is presented in the Ron Ball Studio situated in the CSO’s new home within the Town Hall.

31 Oct 2020

A concert for all seasons, the forever popular Last Night of the Proms will once again make your Spring in the Christchurch Town Hall.

19 Dec 2020

The action-packed adventure that pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and ground-breaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making.

27 Feb 2021

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a creative hot bed for New Zealand songwriters and singers, producing some of our country’s most memorable contemporary songs.

27 Mar 2021

Tūmahana: Exchange is a bilingual (Te Reo Māori and English) performance that offers a glimpse into a past where generations of our tīpuna and ancestors have made their homes in and around the Ngāi Tahu takiwā of Te Waipounamu.