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

An incubator for creative practitioners, ideas, projects, and enterprises to develop and thrive.
By working and learning together, we share resources, learnings, and feedback so that our community can create sustainable livelihoods and have an improved quality of life. Cities where creativity thrives leads to a more diverse and resilient economy and a more attractive place to live and visit.

Our affordable and safe work and showcase spaces enable this to happen.
Come experience, test, experiment, and grow with 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

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

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

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


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