Situated at 199 Clarence Street, Riccarton, this centre comprises a large hall with a large modern shared kitchen and is ideal for a range of dance, education and workshop events.

COVID-19 update

Under the Orange traffic light alert level, this facility requires a vaccine pass for anyone aged 12 and older to enter. This means people can enjoy food and drink, and no reduction in capacity, at their gathering or event. 

There are four bookable Council-operated community facilities that the person booking the space can determine if the activity requires a vaccine pass – Abberley Park Hall, Harvard Lounge, Richmond Community Cottage and South New Brighton Community Hall.

Contact us online or call 03 941 8999 to book this facility.

Riccarton Community Centre

Hours of hire

  • Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 10pm 
  • Friday and Saturday, 8am to midnight 

Available rooms

Kahikitea (Hall) on ground floor

Kōwhai (medium-sized room with kitchenette) on first floor

Makomako (smaller meeting room) on ground floor

Large ground floor shared kitchen

Capacity

  • Kahikitea (Hall) 155 standing and 100 seated.
  • Makomako (Activity Room 1) 12 maximum.
  • Kōwhai (Activity Room 4) 20 maximum.

Access

  • This centre has wheelchair access and wheelchair-accessible toilets. Wheelchair access is via the front entrance.
  • There is limited on-site parking at Riccarton Centre.  Off-street parking is available nearby.

The below pricing is valid until 30 June 2022.

Kahikitea (ground-floor main hall) hire

  • $16.50 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for community benefit and does not charge attendees.
  • $30.00 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for a community group and charges fees or takes payment.
  • $80.00 per hour for commercial, business, private or celebration hire. This includes auctions, meetings, birthdays, weddings, private events, funerals etc.

Makomako (ground-floor activity room 1) and Kōwhai (first-floor activity room 4) hire

  • $15.00 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for community benefit and does not charge attendees.
  • $22.00 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for a community group and charges fees or takes payment.
  • $35.00 per hour for commercial, business, private or celebration hire. This includes auctions, meetings, birthdays, weddings, private events, funerals etc.

Cleaning fees

  • Hall: $140.00.
  • Additional cleaning charges may apply if required.

General fees

  • $76.50 security charge for social events including birthdays, weddings, celebrations where the hire is:
    • Booked after 6pm Monday to Friday for 4 hours and longer.
    • Booked Saturday or Sunday for 4 hours and longer.
    • At the discretion of Council staff and not limited to the events above.
  • $51.00 replacement charge for lost or damaged keys/access cards.

A security guard will be present from the last hour of the hire to ensure the hirer adheres to the terms and conditions of hire and has made good the community space to the required standard.

Kahikitea (ground-floor main hall)

  • A recessed data projector is installed in the Main Hall with a large retractable projector screen and speakers recessed into the ceiling
  • 15 trestle tables
  • 80 chairs
  • All hirers are required to supply their own HDMI cables for use with the screen

Makomako (ground-floor activity room 1)

  • 12 chairs
  • 2 tables

Kōwhai (first-floor activity room 4)

  • 20 chairs
  • 4 tables
  • Small kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities

Shared kitchen

  • Zip water boiler
  • 2 cookers/ovens
  • 2 microwaves
  • 1 commercial dishwasher
  • 1 large fridge
  • Limited crockery and cutlery
  • All hirers are required to supply their own tea towels, washing up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids

User guide

Conditions of hire

Health and safety

  • As part of the rental agreement, you accept legal responsibility to meet evacuation plans, health and safety responsibilities and to act as the facility warden.
  • All users are required to complete a pre-use form. These must then be signed, dated and left in the dropbox in the foyer of the centre.

Alcohol

  • The consumption and supply of alcohol is not permitted at this facility.

Music

  • Heavy amplified bands are not allowed.
  • Musical entertainment must only moderately amplify the music and keep bass minimised.
  • Amplified music must stop before 9.30pm on Sunday to Thursday,  and at 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday (for a maximum 4 functions per month).
  • All external doors and windows must be kept closed when music is being played at levels that are louder than background levels which permit normal conversation and after 10pm
  • No music amplification equipment or speakers are permitted to operate outside the venue.