Venues Ōtautahi venues attract and host a wide range of events in Christchurch and manage a diverse and iconic portfolio of community venues.  Venues Ōtautahi own and manage Christchurch Town Hall and Christchurch Arena and manage Orangetheory Stadium, Hagley Oval, the Air Force Museum of NZ and Te Kaha, the new Canterbury Multi Use Arena due to open in April 2026.

The events held across the Venues Ōtautahi portfolio deliver significant social, cultural, and economic benefit to the region and ultimately these iconic city venues play a valued role to the Christchurch way of life and the economic prosperity and social wellbeing of the region.

Venues Ōtautahi’s purpose is to take care of the venues and make them the pride and delight of everyone. By everyone we mean the community – the people who own and use the venues, our clients – who bring events to the venues, and our team - who support the delivery of events.

Venues Ōtautahi way of doing business is to be bold, be agile, be kind and be humble. We have the best interests of the community at the core of everything we do and at the heart of our culture.

Caring for the environment using thoughtful and sustainable methods, always acting with future generations in mind and contributing to city sustainability targets are strategic priorities of Venues Ōtautahi and will be a strong focus over the coming years.

In an industry of mass gatherings generating large volumes of waste and running large venues, taking a strategic and holistic approach to sustainability is both a challenge and an opportunity and we are committed to being an industry leader in discovering more and more sustainable methods of across our entire operation, including our assets.


  • Working Towards Enviro-Mark certification

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