This centre is available to hire for a range of dance, education and workshop events.

Riccarton Community Centre

Bookings

You can book this venue by contacting us on 03 941 8999 or visiting the centre.

Address

199 Clarence Street, Riccarton, Christchurch(external link)

Available rooms

This centre has a large hall with a large modern shared kitchen attached.

There are also two activity/meeting rooms:

  • one medium-sized room upstairs with a kitchenette
  • one smaller room downstairs

 Venue information

Cost 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
Capacity

Hall: 155 standing and 100 seated

Activity Room 1: 12 maximum

Activity Room 4: 20 maximum

Conditions of hire

Conditions of use when hiring a Council facility

Health and safety

As part of the rental agreement the hirer accepts legal responsibilities 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 before using this centre. This must be signed, dated and left in the plastic drop box in the foyer of the centre. The box is cleared once a week.

Hours of hire

8am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday

8am to midnight Friday and Saturday

User guide There is an information manual and user guid [PDF, 1.7 MB]e on site for you to read. Please leave it on site.
Alcohol

The consumption of alcohol is not permitted in 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
  • 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
  • After 10pm

No music amplification equipment or speakers are permitted to operate outside the venue.

Equipment available

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.

Storage There is no storage available.
Catering No organised catering is offered.
Wheelchair access This centre has wheelchair access and wheelchair-accessible toilets. Wheelchair access is via the front entrance.
Parking

There is limited on-site parking at Riccarton Centre.  Off-street parking is available nearby.