Housed in the heart of old Christchurch, the Free Theatre is the vanguard of post-quake cool... If you’re after an antidote to the stream-lined nine to five, whisk yourself away to the Free Theatre’s next Ubu Night. It’s my new favourite thing about Friday.
Annabel Wilson, OnMagazine
Ubu, Free Theatre Christchurch's Patron Saint, would like to invite you to a series of Friday night events where performance is combined with hospitality in ways that he describes as Pataphysical.
Ubu Nights are quite unlike anything else - anywhere! Combining theatre, music, film and hospitality, audiences become part of an ever changing, ever exhilarating series of sensory environments where the unexpected is to be expected.
Proudly supported by The Arts Centre of Christchurch and Creative Communities, Free Theatre together with its hospitality partner The Rolling Om, collaborates with a diversity of artists to create spectacular experiences. Ubu's Bar is stocked with the finest from Black Estate Wines and Cassels & Sons with an Ubu Special reflecting the experience of the night and to complement the Menu for the evening.
Entry is $10 (door sales only), the bar is open from 6pm.
Events advertised on a weekly basis. Notifications about upcoming Ubu Nights @ The Gym will be posted here and on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram:
Views and Interviews
UBU Ubu Nights
With Rachel Morton on RDU, 3 September 2014
Free Theatre books gym time
By Abbie Napier, The Press, 16 September 2014
Ubu Night - confounding convention
A blog post by David Binstead, 25 September 2014
Free Theatre's George Parker
With James Dann on RDU, 30 September 2016
Christchurch's Ubu Nights - the best thing about Fridays in the shaky city
"You had me at 'themed around the movies and music of film-maker David Lynch' ".
"What a bright ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy city! My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the night and were immensely impressed by the artistry and richness of the whole experience. We kept saying afterwords how extraordinary to find this here!" Audience Member
"This is massive for us. The ideas these guys are bringing and what they are going to do will knock people's socks off. It is fantastic for what we are trying to achieve for the Arts Centre."