What's on in Christchurch
Read down through this listing of upcoming events in Christchurch - concerts, theatre, shows, festivals, exhibitions and major sports events.
December 1 - January 26 Grease
Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington
Christchurch's professional theatre presents one of the longest-running musicals of all time, a tale of a 1959 high school class of cars, drive-ins and love.
January 17-27 World Buskers Festival
Various locations in Christchurch
This is a great time to be in Christchurch, as street performers from around the world entertain in a variety of venues around the city. The main venue is the Busker Park in North Hagley Park.
January 31 Cliff Richard
CBS Canterbury Arena, 8.00pm
54 years in the music business, and this great British performer is still performing his top hits, this time in his Still Reelin' and A-Rockin' tour.
February 5 Classical Sparks
North Hagley Park, 7.30pm
Outdoor concert featuring classical music, ending with a spectacular fireworks display.
February 7 Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band
CBS Arena, 8.00pm
In New Zealand for the first time since his 1964 tour with the Beatles, Ringo will be performing hits from his solo career, as well as from the Beatles.
February 15 - March 3 Summer Theatre
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
The summer theatre in the gardens is always a lot of fun. This year, they present The Wind in the Willows, starring Mark Hadlow as Toad.
March 3 The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain
CBS Arena, 8.00pm
Back in Christchurch, the internationally successful orchestra will be performing an evening of irrestible gaiety.
March 6-10 Ellerslie Flower Show
North Hagley Park
New Zealand's largest annual garden show is held in the lovely surroundings of Hagley Park.