SEWF 2017 will take place across four central Christchurch venues. Plenary sessions, registration and catering will all take place at the Isaac Theatre Royal with The Piano, Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu and Christchurch City Council utilised for breakout sessions.
Isaac Theatre Royal
145 Gloucester Street
Stunning, unique and memorable, the Isaac Theatre Royal is a premium venue in the heart of Christchurch. This grand, historic Edwardian theatre offers flexibility, spectacular interiors and an exclusive heritage experience.
Plenary sessions, registration and catering
3 minute walk from the Isaac Theatre Royal
The Philip Carter Family Concert Hall, Chamber, The box: concurrent sessions
The Piano is a world class facility for New Zealand and a home for music and the arts in Canterbury. Owned and operated by a Charitable Trust, the trustees vision is that The Piano will be a vibrant and vital component of our cultural and social fabric for Christchurch. It will contribute to the arts and cultural community improving lives and strengthening our community through catalysing and engendering a broad range of opportunities for engagement in music and the arts.
Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
49 Worcester Boulevard, 10 minute walk from the Isaac Theatre Royal
Over the past almost five years, Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu has operated as an emergency headquarters for Civil Defence, provided temporary accommodation for Christchurch City Council staff and undergone an intensive programme of ground remediation and building repairs. Following our retrofit with base-isolation, it’s now one of the safest and most resilient art museums in the world.
The Gallery’s collection is this city’s treasury of art, a pātaka of our history, a rich armoury of images, memories and ideas. It’s part of us, and it gets more interesting over time, as works of art connect with us and each other, combining with our histories to enrich us all.
Philip Carter Family Auditorium: concurrent sessions
Christchurch City Council
Worcester Boulevard entrance, 7 minute walk from the Isaac Theatre Royal
The Christchurch City Council is the local government authority for Christchurch in New Zealand. It is a territorial authority elected to represent the 367,800 people of Christchurch.
Function Room: concurrent sessions
213/221 Tuam Street, 11 minute walk from the Isaac Theatre Royal
Vodafone New Zealand's Innovation Hothouse.
Space kindly provided by our foundation partner the Vodafone Foundation
4 Ash Street, 11 minute walk from the Isaac Theatre Royal
BizDojo is a coworking and collaboration network whose mission is to unleash people's potential. Hugely passionate about supporting our amazing community of freelancers and growth businesses.
Space kindly provided by our venue partner BizDojo
146 Lichfield St, 10 minute walk from the Isaac Theatre Royal
GreenHouse is in Christchurch’s Innovation Precinct, bringing together talented people and businesses at a central location in the heart of the new city.
A collaborative hub focused on innovation in business and supporting startups. GreenHouse matches the ambition of our tenants with expert oversight, guidance and connections on a local, national and international level.