Papa Hou (Treasure Box) is YMCA Christchurch’s new arts venue located in the heart of the city on Hereford Street.

This flexible space is ideal for all kinds of performance, including dance, theatre, circus and music – as well as being highly suitable for conferences, functions, weddings, balls etc.

This expansive complex comprises of a large 405sqm black box space – featuring 180 movable and retractable seats, a sprung wooden floor, and full light/sound grid and rig. There is an option of having some of Christchurch’s finest street art on display around the walls, or the ability to fully cover up with black drapery.

Also available are three smaller studio spaces, as well as a licensed bar/lounge/foyer area.

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Specifications
405sqm (27m x 15m) black box space equipped with:

  • Junkcrs sprung wooden dance floor
  • Kotobuki movable retractable seating (2 x 90 seat units)
  • Light and Sound grid (at 6m) and rig operable from any point in the room
  • Five Anchor points for aerial rigging etc.
  • Drape kit with movable tabs
  • Skyjack elevated work platform
  •  
    Three studios in converted squash courts 10.7m x 6.3m, with wooden floors and sound systems

     


    PERFORMANCE

    DANCE

    THEATRE

    MUSIC

    CIRCO ARTS


    COMMUNITY

    CULTURAL

    PRIZE GIVINGS

    FUNDRAISING

    WEDDINGS


    CORPORATE

    CONFERENCES

    EXHIBITIONS

    GALA EVENTS
    SPEAKING EVENTS


    STUDIOS

    STUDIO 1

    STUDIO 2

    STUDIO 3

    LOUNGE


    CONTACT

    For booking or general inquiries please email papahou@ymcachch.org.nz


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