Art and Stage
Iron Chicken award helps performers go global
Prize money from the Press Critics Choice award helps performers bring their shows to the world.
Aussie duo The English Gents go back to their acrobatic roots at the buskers festival.
Sam Wills is back at the buskers festival with the original version of his hit show, Boy with Tape on his Face.
Musical more than 'teacups and silliness'
Local performer Penny Ashton has brought her critically acclaimed show Promise and Promiscuity to the World Buskers Festival.
British diva Lili la Scala has returned to Christchurch with a gentle and, at times, emotionally raw show.
It is refreshing to find a standup comedian who is not driven by angst and anger, and instead brings an endearing and relaxed stage presence.
REVIEW: Just when you think Ian D Montford is a complete fraud, he cleverly reveals an audience member's secrets.
Great weather brings in the crowds
The World Buskers Festival is back in the Christchurch Arts Centre for the first time in four years.
Dozens of performers descend on Christchurch for 10 days of wild entertainment.
Ian Anderson has arrived in Christchurch with his trademark flute in his backpack.
Full credit to musical director Andrew Withington for a stunning performance of a classic holiday concert.
Art thrives in the strangest places
A Christchurch rebuild worker has used his work tools to create fleeting works of art in the concrete columns beneath the Christchurch Art Gallery.
Dylan Horrocks pays tribute with comic book
The latest graphic novel from Dylan Horrocks is a "little love letter" to Christchurch.
Another drab Christchurch building facade has been transformed into a colourful artwork.
Ladi6 is headlining two major events in Christchurch this weekend - The Summer Starter and Christmas in the Park.
The CSO's 2015 programme indicates Benjamin Northey plans to ease into the job of chief conductor.
OPINION: Warren Feeney, chairman of Arts Voice Christchurch, reviews the state of the arts in post-quake Christchurch and calls for more planning.
Velvet curtains, chandeliers, spectacular dancing and a standing ovation - last night's Isaac Theatre Royal opening was a truly giddy affair.
Why does no-one want to rescue an elegant Avon River sculpture from its dense bed of weeds and discarded bottles?
Champagne flowed for supporters, sponsors and punters at the grand opening of the Isaac Theatre Royal.
Isaac Theatre Royal busy with last-minute work
DIY madness takes over foyer of Isaac Theatre Royal as workers complete last-minute touch-ups ahead of tonight's opening.
Christchurch's historic Isaac Theatre Royal will reopen today after a $40 million rebuild.
He may be New Zealand's greatest living painter but Grahame Sydney claims his work is disdained by art world nobs.
Triple world record-holding sword swallower Brianna Belladonna talks about eating light bulbs and touring NZ.
The Wellington Ukulele Orchestra could be selling out big venues, but instead they chose to play at a small community hall in a quake-hit suburb.
Salmonella Dub founder has fond childhood memories of the Canterbury A&P Show, which the band will headline this week.
OPINION: Christchurch can celebrate a third milestone in its slow return to normalcy with the Isaac Theatre Royal.
Christchurch man Dan Barrett has gone from a polytech in his home town to hanging out with A-list movie stars at the Oscars.
Oh, the drama. A new Chch-based web series celebrates all things musical theatre.
Kiri Turner hopes 650 people will show up on Saturday to have a laugh to help conquer cancer.
Trevor Phipps was quick to spot his late brother-in-law behind the counter in an untitled series of 1977 photographs.
Newcomers to the quake city whip up a storm as they jam in central Christchurch.
The Theatre Royal may soon boast neighbours such as an arthouse cinema, a music centre and the Court Theatre.
About $3.6m of the $40m cost of rebuilding the Isaac Theatre Royal was spent replicating its plasterwork.
History will judge the rebuilding of the Isaac Theatre Royal as one of Christchurch's great engineering achievements.
Isaac Theatre Royal's ghost was Charlie with legend saying he may have been a stagehand who died in a fall or an architect who hanged himself.
OPINION: Everyone wins with the School of Music and Classics Department's move into the Arts Centre.
Towering sculpture trail of colourful giraffes has risen up around Christchurch in a bid to raise spirits.
Nigel Latta regales TEDxChristchurch audience with tale of how he performed CPR on a dying man - who vomited in Latta's mouth. Watch live.
Christchurch band The Eastern's latest release is an ode to "this flat and bruised city".
Presley's favourite guitarist, James Burton, talks hamburgers, Hawaii and The King ahead of his NZ tour.
Christchurch snapper wins coveted award for striking image of lake-swamped willow tree in Wanaka.
Hundreds of music students will use a repaired Arts Centre's building for eight years from April.
Lorde launches her first headlining tour of NZ with a bang at Horncastle Arena.
Lorde launches her first headlining tour in NZ with a performance in Christchurch tonight.
The rebuild will fail without more help for the arts, artists and art leaders say.
Court Jester pens show about stag weekend
Dan Bain must be one of only a few people who can say their higher education included being a "clown major".
Next generation of NZ architects turn Christchurch's quake-damaged heart into a "spectacle of light".
Many speakers at the Christchurch conference will be modern-day scientists bringing the topic to a new generation.
In 1985, Keri Hulme didn't turn up to the Man Booker ceremony as she didn't think she had a chance - she won.