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.

Visit the centre, contact us online or call 03 941 8999 to book the Rārākau: Riccarton Centre.

Riccarton Community Centre

Hours of hire

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

Available rooms

There is one medium-sized room upstairs with a kitchenette and one smaller room downstairs:

Capacity

  • Hall: 155 standing and 100 seated.
  • Activity Room 1: 12 maximum.
  • 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.

Main Hall

  • $15.30 per hour community group.
  • $31.50 per hour self-employed tutor.
  • $84.10 per hour private social functions.
  • $105.10 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events.
  • $66.00 per hour community events and fundraisers.

Activity Room 1

  • $12.30 per hour community group.
  • $21.00 per hour self-employed tutor.
  • $31.50 per hour private social functions.
  • $63.00 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events.
  • $30.50 per hour community events and fundraisers.

Activity Room 4

  • $12.30 per hour community group.
  • $21.00 per hour self-employed tutor.
  • $31.50 per hour private social functions.
  • $63.00 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events.
  • $30.50 per hour community events and fundraisers.

General

  • $66.50 security charge to ensure that the facility has been left fit for purpose.
  • $500.00 bond on private social functions.
  • $150 cleaning charge retained from the bond if the venue is not left fit for purpose.

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 users are required to supply their own HDMI cables for use with the screen.

Activity Room 1

  • 12 chairs
  • 2 tables

Activity Room 4

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

Kitchen

  • Zip water boiler
  • 2 cookers/ovens
  • 2 microwaves
  • 1 commercial dishwasher
  • 1 large fridge
  • Limited crockery and cutlery
  • All users 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.