Better streets & spaces  |  8 Jul 2020

The doors to Christchurch Town Hall will swing open again to the public.

From 4 August, people will be able to wander around the open spaces or visit the Town Hall cafe between 10am and 4pm, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Vbase Chief Executive Caroline Harvie-Teare says that “our community has so many special memories over almost 50 years at the Town Hall and there is great pride in the venue”.

“Opening the doors for daily access is both an opportunity for the community to reconnect with its venue and visitors to Christchurch to experience one of our most iconic assets,” she says.

The Town Hall, which opened in 1972, remained off-limits to the public for eight years following the 2010-11 earthquakes.

However, the building was welcomed back by the community last year, with a reopening celebration drawing hundreds of people to the repaired and refurbished Kilmore Street site.

Plans are under way for a Friends of Christchurch Town Hall volunteer programme to provide information to venue visitors.