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

If you want creativity and well-being to thrive in a city, give the community affordable, low-risk space to experiment, produce, showcase, test, and develop creative ideas alongside other like-minded people.
So that’s what we do.

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.

“I think christchurch is one of the most exciting cities in the world to live. I mean we’re literally building a city. Whether you’re an artist, tourist, or member of the community, Come for coffee, stay for the conversation, leave with an experience.”
- Preston Hegel | Operations @ XCHC

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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