The Gym - venue hire
As cultural life in Christchurch has slowly re-established itself in the post-quake years, Free Theatre's tenure at The Gym has provided a totally unique multi-purpose performance venue that has no equivalent in the city. It's brilliant to have a performance venue surrounded by the all-too-rare heritage of Christchurch's past, while looking to the future in terms of its facilities and the vision of the fine folks at the Free Theatre.
James Milne (Lawrence Arabia)
Damaged after the Canterbury Quakes The Gym has been beautifully restored and strengthened. This is the first building in the historic Christchurch Arts Centre to open and is available year round for hire. We have a team of trained professionals that will work to make your event spectacular and unforgettable.
The Gym is a well-equipped space and ideal for performances of a particular size creating a lovely intimate ambiance that makes the audience feel involved in the performance."
Last night was fabulous! Thanks so much for your help and support in making it such a success. I loved your wonderful venue and have had lots of feedback from people saying how much they enjoyed being there. Thanks again.
The event was a great success – we have had reviews from our Christchurch clients and consultants that they enjoyed themselves and they were raving about the venue. You undoubtedly have some new fans.
We recently had the pleasure of holding a client focused event at The Gym and it was a resounding success. The venue, entertainment, service and the organization were excellent.
Clive Munden, Director, OneStaff Ltd
From the outset the staff were meticulous in their approach to deliver our requirements, working effectively throughout with other external suppliers. Whilst our event required a corporate feel, I would advocate the venue for a wide variety of events given the flexibility of the space and the staff’s willingness to make every event special.”
Kim Grafton, Sales Manager, Air New Zealand
Thanks so much for all your help making our wedding so awesome. The Gym was the perfect inner city venue for us. The facilities were ideal & we have had constant positive feedback from our guests about the venue.
Luke & Rosie Petrie
... absolutely amazing to deal with. They were so organised and professional. If you ever need a venue call these guys. Nothing was a problem and they went above and beyond!
Kelly & Hagen Lang
The Gym was the perfect venue for our annual food & beverage event. George, Stuart and Marian went out of their way to ensure that our night was a success. Our Founding Partner commented on how the venue gave the whole event a really nice vibe. We would highly recommend The Gym as a venue for a corporate event with a difference’
The Gym offers great facilities, very professional technical support in a central location. In my experience as an event manager in New Zealand, the facilities and professional artistic and technical support in The Gym are at a very high level. I have seen a range of events taking place at The Gym and am constantly surprised about the broad opportunities the venue offers and the chance to integrate arts into creative events.
Liane Leesment, ConversatioNZ Coordinator
The Gym has been a great venue for our Latino Markets for over a year now. We love the place, the location, the flexibility of its use and above all we love working with the staff! They make sure all our ideas become a reality and they have such a great energy to work with. We highly recommend this venue.
The Gym was a fantastic venue for our wedding reception. It is such a beautiful space which made the event so special! George and the team were great to work with and really went above and beyond during the planning process and on the day to make sure that the evening was a success.
Samantha and Andrew King
What contributed to the success of WADE? A superb venue – the location in the Arts Centre, the Free Theatre in an historic building, the flexibility to create ambience via soft black curtains defining the space, the sophisticated lighting and sound capability which provided an experience of the work more than a mere viewing. The willingness and generosity of The Free Theatre in offering the venue at minimal cost, the expertise of the staff in facilitating the hire, the creativity and the can-do attitude of the Free Theatre staff in supporting the running of the show