UC Arts city location - at The Arts Centre of Christchurch

Arts Centre Front

UC Arts is reconnecting with its history in the city centre of Christchurch. UC Music, UC Classics and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities are all located in The Arts Centre of Christchurch in 2017.

The former Old Chemistry building in the central city Arts Centre will provide student learning in classics and music, including increased opportunities for music performances, and enable the University to engage more effectively with the Christchurch local and international art scene.

Visit the Arts Centre of Christchurch website for maps and information.

Here is some useful information for students studying at the UC Arts city location:


Students cycling between the Ilam and City campuses should allow 15 minutes travel time. The Uni Cycle Way takes you down Matai St and through North Hagley Park, more detailed information on this route can be found on the Christchurch City Council Cycle Map. UCSA operates a Borrow-A-Bike scheme thats allows students to borrow a bike from campus and return it later in the day. Presently there are bicycle racks available directly outside the Canterbury Museum and on Worchester Boulevard. 


The Purple Line bus departs UC and the hospital at 15 minute intervals between 6.30am and 7pm Monday to Friday, students travelling in Zone 1 with their Metrocard pay $2.55 per trip with a daily maximum of $5.10, once you have exceeded the daily maximum all travel is free within Zone 1 – if you are travelling to the Ilam campus then any additional travel that day within Zone 1 will be at no cost to you. For more information about bus timetables, pricing, and trip planning visit the Metro Info website


To view an interactive map of central city parking see the Christchurch City Council Parking Map.

Recommended parking options include:

  • Rolleston Ave CCC Park (opposite Arts Centre) - $130 per month unreserved / $3.10 per hour
  • Wilsons Parking Cashel St and Cambridge Terrace $10 per day / $3 per hour
  • North Hagley (Botanic Gardens) – Free 3 hours
  • Street Parking $3.10 per hour


For more detailed information about the UC Arts City Location please contact:

Naomi Joy van den Broek

UC Arts City Campus Manager
Internal Phone: 92192
Mobile: 021567169

Mikaela O'Neill

UC Arts | Administrative Assistant
Internal Phone: 92938

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