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Have a look at our event calendar and see what’s going on during your New Zealand vacation. You’ll find there are always plenty of things to do in Christchurch when you stay at Rydges Latimer Christchurch.The event you are trying to view has either expired or has been removed.
05/02/2015 - 08/03/2015
Lansdown Summer: A Festival of Opera and Melodrama
Lansdown Summer is an annual, classical music festival of narrated opera and melodrama. Presented in a beautifulcountry house surrounded by one of the finest heritage gardens in the Christchurch area.
The unique characteristic of Lansdown Summer is its narropera performance style, an innovative, presentational format of music and storytelling, in which the essence of complex works, such as operas and dramatic oratorios, is revealed through clarity of narration and directness of chamber music.
Each narropera is crafted to last 70-75 minutes and is presented without interval. Patrons are able to picnic in the stunning, river-bounded gardens, either before of after each festival performance, and there is adequate car parking within the grounds for all patrons.
For a full list of performances, click here.
11/02/2015 - 21/02/2015
Attending a Shakespeare in the park is one of those events that reminds you that Summer is here! For this year’s Summer Shakespeare Festival, TOP DOG THEATRE strays from its usual path of presenting another comedy, and will instead portray the treacherous deeds and mysterious happenings of MACBETH. This year’s show is directed by Derek Doddington.
Visit their website for more details and ticketing information.
13/02/2015 - 14/02/2015
Speight’s Coast to Coast
The Speight’s Coast to Coast event is a world famous heritage event; it’s been going for over 30 years, crossing the South Island in either one or two days and is considered a ‘Rite of Passage’ for many active New Zealanders.
Competitors race from Kumara beach on the West Coast, crossing the main divide to New Brighton Beach on the East Coast via a combination of running, cycling and kayaking. The highlights of the course are the 33km mountain run through Goat Pass and the 70km kayak down the Waimakariri River.
If you're visiting Christchurch to partake or support family or friends, Rydges Latimer Christchurch is the ideal hotel accommodation. Enquire now about staying with us! Click the links to view our rooms and packages.
14/02/2015 - 23/02/2015
The Cricket Seaon is here and its going to be a big summer in Australia & New Zealand this February 2015.
Christchurch's newly refurbished Hagely Oval has won the right to host the opening match of the summer tournament on the 14th of February between local lads the Black Caps and Sri Lanka. Full Christchurch schedule:
14th February: NZ vs Sri Lanka
21st February: Pakistan vs West Indies
23rd February: England vs Scotland
Hopes are high for a long awaited Black Caps victory, what better way to do it than on home soil! Accommodation will be at premium so be sure to get in early and book with Rydges Latimer and enjoy a day out on the embankment watching the One Day action!
18/02/2015 - 18/02/2015
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Tour
One of the most anticipated rock tours of the summer has been confirmed! Frontier Touring have announce that rock superstars Foo Fighters will be returning to New Zealand for their biggest shows ever.
The Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Tour of Australia and New Zealand will see the band bringing many of their mammoth stadium anthems as well as soon to be classics from Sonic Highways such as lead single ‘Something From Nothing’.
Rydges Latimer Christchurch offers ideal accommodation for concert-goers. If you would like to rest your head with us after the show, click here to see our room types.
27/02/2015 - 01/03/2015
ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open
In 2015, the ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open hosted by Christchurch promises to provide a new benchmark for NZ Women’s Golf. The event is to be played at the renowned Clearwater Golf Club and will host participants from all corners of the globe to do battle for the Open Trophy.
Returning will be past champions and up and coming stars on the ALPG and European Tours who always enjoy their stay in the Golf capital of New Zealand, Christchurch.
If you are visiting Christchurch for the ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open, Rydges Latimer Christchurch should be your first choice for accommodation! Take a look at our rooms and packages. We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel.
05/03/2015 - 05/03/2015
Following the unprecedented success of their album tour earlier this year and a whirlwind of international releases, Civic Events is proud to present the return of opera sensations Sol3 Mio to New Zealand.
The Samoan trio, made up of tenor brothers Pene and Amitai Pati and their baritone cousin Moses Mackay, are touring New Zealand, including Christchurch, presenting new material along with favourites from their debut album, all delivered with their trademark irrepressible humour.
07/03/2015 - 07/03/2015
Armageddon Expo Christchurch
The Entertainment expo moves to the Horncastle Arena for its largest Christchurch event ever!
Featuring live wrestling, music, animation, comics, gaming, zombie alley, collectibles, eating challenges, cosplay contests, costumes and much more!
Meet stars from Pokemon, Supernatural, Star Trek, Doctor Who and more!
If you are visiting Christchurch to get your cosplay on, we suggest staying with us. All Daenerys Targaryens' and Jedi Elvis' are welcome! Check out our rooms and packages. We look forward to welcoming you to Rydges Latimer Christchurch.
11/03/2015 - 14/03/2015
Royal New Zealand Ballet – Don Quixote
The Royal New Zealand Ballet's take on Miguel de Cervante's spectacular shaggy dog story – "a flirtatious delight, combining virtuoso choreography with comic flair in a spectacular staging that will appeal to all ages."
If you are visiting Christchurch for Don Quixote, make your hotel of choice: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. View our rooms here. We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel.
14/03/2015 - 14/03/2015
The Color Run Christchurch
The Color Run™, also known as the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’, is a unique paint run that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.
The five kilometre fun run, with a very colourful twist, sees participants of all ages and fitness levels completely covered in colour by the time they’ve completed the course.
The Color Run is not a race where participants battle it out or aim to run a personal best – the run is not even timed! The day is all about connecting with friends and family, being active and just enjoying yourself!
If you're thinking of partaking in this year's Color Run™, and coming from out of town, Rydges Latimer Christchurch should be your accommodation of choice. Click here to see our rooms.
15/03/2015 - 15/03/2015
Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story
Seen by over 22 million people worldwide, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is touring New Zealand in March and April 2015, and arrives for just two performances in Christchurch on Sunday 15th March.
Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!
21/03/2015 - 21/03/2015
Christchurch Holi – Indian Festival of Colours
Christchurch Holi is back in 2015 - bringing life, colour and fun to the central city.
Holi is a day to forget your worries and connect with family and friends. Throw colours, dance and enjoy traditional Indian games, cultural performances, Bollywood dancing and festive Holi delicacies.
This traditional Indian holiday originates from folk stories, passed down through generations. Each region in India celebrates in its own way but Holi is widely recognised as a day to forgive, look ahead and celebrate with colours as a community.
28/03/2015 - 28/03/2015
Great Kiwi Beer Festival
The Great Kiwi Beer Festival returns to Christchurch for 2015! Set to feature more craft beers than ever, the 2015 event will blow 2014 out of the water.
The Festival is a day-long outdoor celebration of brewing in New Zealand, hosted by industry experts and featuring a range of over 300 local, national, and international beers.
Sample a world of brews from diverse locales spanning Europe, to America to Asia and back to the best of NZ. There is a big wide world of fantastic styles and flavours, enough to treat and delight everyone, even the most experienced of bearded beer-ficiandos.
With live music performances from a sensational music line-up, beer and food matching sessions, cooking demonstrations, educational seminars, brand experience areas, all your mates, and much more, the Great Kiwi Beer Festival is the ultimate “cheers” to New Zealand’s affinity with the great amber nectar and the perfect way to round off the summer.
07/04/2015 - 12/04/2015
The New Zealand Jazz & Blues Festival
Since 1999, the Cavell Leitch New Zealand Jazz & Blues Festival has provided Christchurch with an annual international standard music event that has become a favourite for artists and audiences alike. This festival is known for profiling some of New Zealand’s finest musicians and showcasing a selection of international artists. Artists who often work side by side, creating great music together, and enabling us to offer Christchurch a rich and varied festival programme.
The 2015 festival’s international artist line-up includes Hank Marvin, James Morrison, Hetty Kate, Fantine, Mary Coughlan, TJ Johnson, Daniel Weltlinger and Nick Hollamby. Our national talent line up includes: Nathan Haines, Ali Harper, The Troubles, Oval Office, Glen Wagstaff, Kevin Field, Fiona Pears, Malcolm McNeill, Naomi Fergusson and many more.
08/04/2015 - 08/04/2015
Ed Sheeran will be the first musician in twenty years to undertake a headline national arena tour completely solo. Accompanied on stage by only a loop pedal and his trusty acoustic guitar, his ability to fill even the biggest of rooms is testament to his unique talent and appeal as a live performer.
A relentless work ethic combined with his dedicated fanbase have seen the 23-year-old Brit go from local pubs to sold-out arenas across the globe in just four short years, selling millions of records along the way.
Just a short drive or taxi ride from the Horncastle Arena, make the Rydges Latimer Christchurch your base to see this awesome gig. Why not have a few drinks or dinner in Bloody Mary's before the show?
12/04/2015 - 12/04/2015
Noel Fielding, one half of the award winning comedy duo ‘The Mighty Boosh’, Team Captain of ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and the star behind ‘Luxury Comedy’ is heading to Christchurch in April. ‘An Evening with Noel Fielding’ promises to be anything but a normal evening.
Expect a magical mix of Noel's unique brand of stand up comedy, live animation, music and some of Fielding's best-known TV characters (such as The Moon and Fantasy Man).
18/04/2015 - 18/04/2015
The Black Keys Turn Blue Tour
The Black Keys return to New Zealand off the back of their successful 8th full-length album Turn Blue. The tour celebrates the duo’s success with Turn Blue, which debuted on both the Billboard 200 at number one and on the NZ Charts at number two, and is the band’s highest charting album to date internationally. The album debuted in Top 5 and Top 10 charts worldwide with the first single “Fever” sitting at the top of radio lists
Rydges Latimer Christchurch is the ideal hotel if you're planning on visiting Christchurch for the Black Keys concert. Take a look at our rooms and package offers. We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel.
21/04/2015 - 21/04/2015
Ricky Martin One World Tour
The Grammy winning global superstar and current coach on the Voice will make his highly-anticipated return to the New Zealand concert stage in April!
Ricky Martin last visited New Zealand back in October 2000, for what was the biggest concert that the country had ever seen! With the One World Tour and his return to New Zealand 15 years after his last tour, tickets are sure to be in high demand!
“I am so excited to bring my new One World Tour to New Zealand next year and see all of my loving & loyal Kiwi fans after such a long, long time,” says Martin. “I am looking forward to playing some new material that I have been working on this year, some of my classics and perhaps a few surprises!”
Christchurch Airport Marathon
Fours years on from the Christchurch Earthquake, the Christchurch Airport Marathon returns to the centre city. Starting at Cathedral Square, the race course is a flat figure of eight through the city's landmarks and historical buildings.
Inspired by the 1974 Commonwealth Games, the race is considered to be one of the fastest marathons in the world! A range of races and options are available for all fitness levels and abilities.
If you are thinking of partaking in the race or coming to support family and friends, Rydges Latimer Christchurch is the ideal hotel for you. Take a look at our room types and packages. We look forward to hearing from you!