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Encyclopedia > Christchurch Town Hall

The Christchurch Town Hall, opened in 1972, is Christchurch's premier performing arts centre. It is located on the banks of the Avon River overlooking Victoria Square. It is situated opposite the Christchurch Convention Centre. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Christchurch is the regional capital of Canterbury, New Zealand. ... The Avon River is a river located in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... The Christchurch Convention Centre is New Zealands only purpose-built Convention Centre. ...

The Christchurch Town Hall was designed for the presentation of a wide range of activities including orchestral concerts and recitals, opera, ballet and dramatic productions, musical comedy, variety, folk, rock and jazz concerts, conventions and conferences. The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... Painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas, 1872. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans at around the start of the 20th century. ...

It hosts many civic functions, local cultural and commercial events, shows, and concerts. It is home to the Canterbury Opera, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, the Christchurch City Choir and several theatrical amateur groups.

It has a 2,500 seat auditorium known for its acoustics and the 1,000 seat James Hay Theatre. The Town Hall has several rooms that complement the Christchurch Convention Centre. The Christchurch Convention Centre is New Zealands only purpose-built Convention Centre. ...

The Rieger Pipe Organ is also in the Christchurch Town Hall (Auditorium) and the curator is international concert organist Martin Setchell. Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany // The pipe organ (Greek ὄργανον, órganon) is a musical instrument that produces sound by admitting pressurized air through a series of pipes. ...

It also has the Limes Room, Cambridge Room and two Conference Rooms which are used for various functions and conferences.

On the ground floor of the complex is Boaters Restaurant, which is run by the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology is a school located in Christchurch, New Zealand. ...


  • Christchurch Town Hall

Coordinates: 43°31′37.02″S, 172°38′7.78″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...



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