Off Centre is bursting with music, comedy, theatre and workshops, with well over 50 events crammed into a the weekend of March 3-5. Most events are free and family-friendly.
Arts Centre Director Philip Aldridge says Off Centre recognises years of patience and hard work after the earthquakes ravaged the heritage theatre site. “The construction work is complete, the fences are coming down and people can once again walk through the centre of the site from east to west. It’s a significant occasion and we’re putting on a party to celebrate!”
Indoor events will be ticketed, and all outdoor shows free to the general public, encouraging people to explore the freshly-opened site and wander from activity to activity during the festival.
Tickets are on sale now. Some free events require booking due to space limitations, so check The Arts Centre’s website for specific events you want to attend.