The Performing Arts Precinct is the city’s outlet for creative performance, offering first-rate facilities for music, drama, dance and other performing arts.

One of the anchor projects in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, the Performing Arts Precinct will draw people into the central city and provide facilities for local and touring musicians and performance artists.

Visitor Solutions was appointed to lead the development of the Christchurch performing arts precinct feasibility study.  This study was holistic in nature, all of the parts were interconnected, and therefore needed to explore the development of the precinct but also focus on its primary anchor facility, the Court Theatre.  The large theatre with studio performance spaces, teaching theatre, back of house, foyer and offices was seen as a major attraction for the performing arts precinct. The study involved developing urban design approaches, facility concept design, governance and management models, operational models, financial models, costings and procurement plans. Visitor Solutions worked with a variety of consultants including Deloitte.