Explore The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora on an entertaining guided walking tour led by local actors playing characters drawn from the rich history of this central Ōtautahi Christchurch heritage landmark.
You’ll meet a young Ernest Rutherford or an unconventional Professor ‘Bicky’ Bickerton, discover the centre’s connection with New Zealand’s role at the forefront of women’s rights, gain captivating insight into the stunning heritage buildings, and hear thrilling tales from years gone by.
You’ll also learn how the precinct transformed from a formal education hub home to Canterbury College (now the University of Canterbury) and secondary schools, to a centre for the arts full of culture, creativity, entrepreneurship and education.
This is a lively and enlightening tour you don’t want to miss!
Please note tours will not run on the following dates:
- 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31 December 2019
- 1 and 2 January 2020
- 6 February 2020
Ticket purchase point: Online or from Rutherford’s Den in the Clock Tower, 2 Worcester Boulevard
Tour departure point: Outside the Boys’ High building, 26 Worcester Boulevard