Supporting creatives to connect, produce, showcase, and develop their ideas & work.

As a mixed use creative space and incubator, we’ve helped hundreds of creatives, designers, and artists connect with opportunities.
By supporting people to develop their creative practices, they can create sustainable livelihoods and have an improved quality of life. This usually requires having affordable, messy, productive work and showcase spaces and a supportive like-minded community.

“Exchange is the place for crazy ideas”
- Verónica Artagaveytia


We’re celebrating NZ Arts Month making the venue FREE for all creative events!

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Our Space

The makerspace is for artists and creatives to produce and develop their practice alongside a like-minded community.

Our multi-purpose venue is used for various events, workshops and exhibitions. Affordable pricing, licensed cafe/bar, 100x capacity.

A place to connect with others, find motivation, and support the creative scene.
local | vegan | pet friendly | fibre wi-fi

We've hosted hundreds of guests who have become a part of our global family.
You can count on making local friends here.

What does the venue look like?

Here’s a video of the “VAKA Speaker Series”, an Indigenous Speaker Series platform to share ideas, skills and experience through storytelling launched in March 2019 here at XCHC.

Get a similar video made for your event by our on-site videographer
Laurent Youm | YoumiTrip Video ProductioN

Monday - Friday // 7:30am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm

FREE Hot-Desking for 50+ people

You never know what you'll find. Be surprised. Come to XCHC Cafe.


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Local suppliers
•Pop-up restaurants
•Guest chefs
Best toasties in Christchurch
•Fast & free internet
•Vegan friendly
•Supreme Coffee
•Almond Milk made here
•Pet friendly 🐶
•Rotating craft wine & beer


Bringing people together from all creative practices.

Meet new people and work amongst a like-minded community in an atmosphere you can get feedback, and develop your creative practice while being supported by the XCHC networks.


Free Hot Desking

M-F // 7:30AM - LATE


Studio Space

24hr Access // $60pw