This centre is available for a range of dance, educational and art and craft activities. The craft room in particular is good for arts and crafts as it has a lino floor, a sink and bench top. This venue is set in lovely gardens.

Avice Hill Arts and Crafts Centre(external link)


395 Memorial Avenue, Avonhead, Christchurch(external link)


For hiring requests and information contact us on (03) 941 8999.


  • $12.00 per hour community group
  • $20.00 per hour self employed tutor
  • $30.00 per hour private social functions
  • $60.00 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $30.00 per hour community events and fundraisers
  • $65.00 security charge for social functions
  • $450.00 bond required for social bookings.
  • Crafts room – 25
  • Activities room – 25.
Conditions of hire

Conditions of use when hiring a Council facility

Health and safety 

As part of the rental agreement the hirer accepts legal responsibilities to meet evacuation plans, health and safety responsibilities and to act as the facility warden.

All users are required to complete a 'pre-use' form before they use Avice Hill Arts and Crafts Centre. This must then be signed, dated and left in the plastic drop box in the foyer of the centre. The box is cleared once a week.

Hours of hire Avice Hill Arts and Crafts Centre is available for hire Monday to Sunday, 7am to 11pm.
Alcohol The consumption and supply of alcohol is not permitted at this facility.
Equipment available Craft room 
  • 5 power points
  • 2 wall heaters
  • 6 tables (folding)
  • 25 chairs (stacking)
  • Wash up sink and bench top
  • Separate sink tub

Activities room

  • 3 power points
  • 1 wall heater
  • 7 tables
  • 25 chairs (stacking)
  • Fixed projector screen

Kitchen facilities 

  • Zip water heater
  • Standard oven
  • Wash up sink and bench top
  • Various cups in both rooms
  • There are kitchen facilities for both bookable areas, they both have an oven, zip, fridge and sink.

No community facility has Council free wifi.

Catering No organised catering offered.
Wheelchair access

This centre has wheelchair access.

This centre does not have accessible toilets.


Off street parking available for 10 vehicles.

On street parking available on Memorial Avenue or in Lavandula Place behind the centre.