Christchurch Town Hall

Following a significant rebuild and restoration project, Christchurch Town Hall has re-established itself as one of the City’s most recognisable pieces of architecture and one of New Zealand’s premier performance venues. Modern technologies have been seamlessly integrated alongside iconic features making this world-class venue a very versatile and special space for your event.

Located in the heart of the city, Christchurch Town Hall is one of the City’s most recognisable pieces of architecture and undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s premier performance venues. 

Following a significant upgrade and overall refurbishment, this world-class performance venue offers your event functional options and a dramatic backdrop for gala dinners, cocktail functions and special events. 

The Douglas Lilburn Auditorium has been reinstated to its world renowned status with additional technology and new backstage configurations making this space a favourite amongst many artists and event organisers. Comfortably seating 2,250, the acoustics are considered to be amongst the best in the world, making this the ideal for everything from conferences and seminars to rock concerts and classical music. 

Modernisation of the seating configurations in both the Douglas Lilburn Auditorium and the James Hay Theatre allow the spaces to transform into spectacular settings for gala dinners, cocktail receptions and other special events. The James Hay Theatre seats 750 and now offers retractable seating allowing for a mix of seated and standing events, including concerts and plenary sessions.

The Victoria, Limes and Avon Rooms enhance your options further with capacities up to 500. With striking wooden features throughout, each room is as unique as the other and historic elements now sit seamlessly alongside additions such as integrated technology and automatic blinds. The Limes and Avon Rooms are enhanced further with their riverside and provide stunning and unrivalled backdrops for your event.  For dinners and cocktail receptions to product launches, breakout spaces and presentations, these rooms can work together or as a standalone space to create more amazing experiences for all your guests.

Christchurch Town Hall is owned and manged by Vbase; a locally-based organisation with a portfolio of Christchurch’s largest and most popular venues, including Christchurch Town Hall, Horncastle Arena, Hagley Oval, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand and Orangetheory Stadium.

The Vbase team are with you from the start. From physical setups to technical solutions and award winning catering, they have the experience and knowledge to help you with all requirements and determine the best solutions for your event.


Location and contact information

Christchurch Town Hall
86 Kilmore Street
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Sarah Jane Cave
Business Development Manager
Phone: 03 339 3599

Capacity Information

  • Auditorium

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