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301 Montreal Street
The Arts Centre Registry Additions Building
(access from The Arts Centre Market Square)
Christchurch 8013

PO Box 22 351
Christchurch 8013
Aotearoa New Zealand

Hours for COVID-19 Levels 1 & 2:

Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Monday & Public Holidays: Closed

Nau mai, haere mai.
Welcome to The Physics Room.

Public Health under COVID-19 Levels 1 & 2

The Physics Room is open at alert levels 1 & 2, and will operate according to current government guidelines to support community safety and reduce the risk of virus transmission on the premises.

Tracing, safety and hygiene measures include:

  • Visitors to wear a mask before entering, or request a mask at the welcome desk, situated inside the front door, on the right-hand side.
  • Visitors to scan in with the NZ Covid Tracer app or sign the hardcopy register at the welcome desk.
  • Gallery entry monitored to ensure 2m physical distancing at all times between individuals / groups.
  • Hand sanitiser available at the welcome desk.
  • High contact areas such as door handles and welcome desk wiped down regularly with disinfectant.
  • Visitors to avoid entering the gallery if they have cold or flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with people with cold or flu-like symptoms.
Variable Hours

We are sometimes closed to install or deinstall an exhibition, so please check our home page for confirmed exhibition dates.

We are glad to offer tours of the The Physics Room outside current gallery hours on request. Please call our office on (03) 379 5583 or email our team for more information.

Our social media is always open! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About The Physics Room

The Physics Room is a contemporary art space dedicated to developing and promoting contemporary art and critical discourse in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Based in central Ōtautahi Christchurch since 1996, we assist art practitioners with resources and opportunities to enable professional and creative development, and work to support the acknowledgement and understanding of contemporary art among New Zealanders. Our goal is to actively seek links between the arts and other areas of cultural production and to involve art as a contributing voice in wider intellectual, social and political debate.

The Physics Room is a charitable trust governed by a Board of Trustees.