Frances Nation can be found inside The Boys High Building of The Arts Centre at 28 Worcester Boulevard. Our building is one of many neo gothic buildings that make up The Arts Centre so it can be a little hard to find us amongst all the turrets! The Boys High Building is located near market square and the corner of Montreal Street. There is a tram stop opposite and you will see our white umbrellas and cafe garden out front.
We are connected to the main cycle routes into the city, and there is plenty of bike parking available. When driving the best place to park is on Worcester Boulevard or in The Arts Centre car park off Hereford Street where you will find plenty of 60 minutes free parking. For longer stays head to Gloucester Street where there is parking beneath Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū or park in The Botanic gardens and enjoy a nice walk in. The building is wheelchair accessible with a ramp located on the side of the building, near fudge cottage. Lifts for upper levels are also available.
About The Arts Centre
Located in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch, The Arts Centre is an important heritage site of Gothic Revival buildings built in the late 1800s and now home to galleries, museums, cinemas, boutique retailers, artisan eateries, street food, bars and more.
We are a stone’s throw away from Christchurch Art Gallery, COCA Art Gallery, Canterbury Museum, Botanic Gardens, Teece Museum, Physics Room Gallery, Central Gallery, so come spend some time in this special part of the city.