Thank you for considering hiring our venue, All revenue goes towards our purpose of cultivating a creative ecology. 

We've been open since August 2014 and have held over 500 events* in our venue. We keep our rates affordable because hosts generously follow these steps before hosting an event, come early to help set up, and leave things how they found them; helping immensely with our operational costs. Thank you understanding and supporting what we do.



Visit the venue (when possible) and decide if it will work for your event.


See if the date is available by contacting


Make us a co-host of your public event and send any publicity material we can use.



If there are no bar staff for this event you may need to:
•Collect a key
•Do H&S briefing
•Do a walkthrough to know where everything is.

Get here early to set up tables, chairs, or lighting however you'd like. (We're happy to help when we're available:) 


•Put furniture back
•Clean up after yourself/remove all waste
•Recycle, compost, rubbish bins in the alleyway.
• Wash and load any used dishes into sanitizer


• Turn lights off
• Arm the alarm
• Drop key in the locked mailbox labeled "376"

Is your event public?

Whether it's a free event or you're trying to sell tickets, we recommend creating a facebook event and make us co-hosts and finding facebook groups that are discussing your topic locally to share your event with. 

Here are some pages and websites to submit your event to and reach a wider audience. If we're missing any, let us know!

Neat Places
• Stuff (events)
• Siguez

Christchurch Arts & Artists
Christchurch Creatives

Submit your event/exhibition onto Arts Canterburys website.

Community Newsletter: 
Send event details to and request for it to be included in the local Week-In-Brief newsletter.

Arts Canterbury Newsletter:
Email Vivienne at to include your exhibition in their newsletter

Facebook Pages and Groups:
Think about who is already connected to your audience, send your event link to those facebook pages and groups and ask to share it with their audience.
"Hi, we're hosting this event at XCHC, your community may find it interesting if you'd like to share it on your page. Thanks"

*Events include: storytelling, presentations, product launches, wine/food tastings, concerts, magic shows, theatre, dance, community conversations, panel discussions, film, showcase events, art exhibitions, workshops, pop-up shops, night markets, design meet-ups, photoshoots, video shoots, poetry readings, open-mics, literary events, singer-songwriter performances, AGMs, private parties, and many more.