You’ll discover your city in a new way. Open Christchurch is a one-weekend-only festival of exceptional architecture. It’s for everyone in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
With behind-the-scenes access and unique experiences or activities on offer, this is a chance to connect with Christchurch’s story as you uncover its special places.
We are also putting on two guided central city walks that explore Ngāi Tahu identity in the central city and dozens of activities – from children's workshops to expert talks and tours – for those wanting to delve a little deeper.
The buildings in our programme span 158 years, a range of uses and functions, and have been selected for their cultural, architectural and social importance.
So come along and participate in Open Christchurch – you’ll discover your city in a new way.
The buildings included in the programme are open at different times and on different days; activities are timetabled; the sites range from Sockburn to Lyttelton, with the majority in the central city.
Just turn up on the day, unless otherwise advised (where 'bookings essential' is noted on the listing).