Cathedral Square is a historic site which can be used to hold outdoor events.

Note: This is a transitional space and may be closed long term while being rebuilt.

  • Colombo Street, Central City
Size and surface
  • 7031m
  • Paved
Key features 
  • Seating around garden beds
  • Tables and chairs by permanent food vendors
  • Food and coffee vendors and craft stalls on site most days
  • Home to the Friday Street Food Market
  • Site of the Christchurch Cathedral
  • Chalice
  • Giant chess set
  • Former police kiosk
  • Artwork covered hoardings
  • Moveable planter boxes and seating
  • Godley Statue
  • Tram runs through the Square
  • Ramp access
  • Bronze plaque
  • Removable bollards
Suitable for
  • Up to 5000 people
  • Suitable for promotions, public and commercial events
  • No private events
Available facilities
  • Power - see site map in gallery for details
  • Water - A water supply is available from the planter box in the southeast corner of the group of planters directly across from the Cathedral.  This outlet is near the south east tree.  This is a domestic ‘click’ type connection.  You will need to supply your own hose.
  • Toilets
  • Lighting – Street lighting and in ground spotlights throughout Square
  • Parking(external link) – Limited street parking
  • Litter and recycling bins
  • Bike racks 
  • Tram stop
  • Mobility friendly
  • 'Fees and charges apply depending on nature and size of your event
    (external link)