Bookable spaces and meeting rooms at Tūranga

Tūranga is a 5 level modern library at 60 Cathedral Square in central Christchurch. It includes varied spaces for a range of activities with a mixture of small meeting rooms and venues suitable for larger groups. Meeting spaces are available for a variety of social, education and recreational activities.

Tūranga includes a community arena catering for up to 250 people (with kitchenette), a medium-sized space for up to 65 people, four small meeting rooms and an AV studio. These spaces are bookable and available to the public and community groups.

Four study rooms are also available free of charge on a first come, first served basis. 

Bookings and enquiries about the spaces for hire can be made by contacting Christchurch City Council. Please read the conditions of use for venue hire before making a booking. Please note that Tūranga rooms are not available for regular bookings.

Pricing

Please note: Prices may be subject to change.

Service type Per hour (unless indicated)
TSB Space: Commercial Event/Seminar $200.00
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Commercial Event/Seminar $295.00
TSB Space: Community Event/Fundraiser $100.00
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Community Event/Fundraiser $150.00
TSB Space: Not-for-profit Community Group $30.00
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Not-for-profit Community Group $45.00
TSB Space: Self-employed Tutor and franchised programmes  $50.00
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Self-employed Tutor and franchised programmes  $80.00
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Private Social Function $120.00
TSB Space plus Activity Room: After Hours Fri-Sat $1500 flat rate from 5pm. Plus security charges on top (see below).
Spark Place or Activity Room: Commercial Event/Seminar $95.00
Spark Place or Activity Room: Community Event/Fundraiser $50.00
Spark Place or Activity Room: Not-for-profit Community Group $15.00
Spark Place or Activity Room: Self-employed Tutor and franchised programmes $30.00
Spark Place or Activity Room: Private Social Function $50.00
Meeting Rooms: Commercial Event/Seminar $60.00
Meeting Rooms: Community Event/Fundraiser $30.00
Meeting Rooms: Not-for-profit Community Group $12.00
Meeting Rooms: Self-employed Tutor $20.00
Audio Video Studio: Over 21 years of age - non-educational use* – Dry Hire (sound engineer not included) $30.00
Audio Video Studio: Self-employed tutors – Dry Hire (sound engineer not included) $20.00
Audio Video Studio: Personal, educational and any use by library members under the age of 21 Free

*Non-educational use is where there will be publication in any format (including online regardless of whether there is any revenue) or where at least one of the people using the facility is expecting revenue for the activity.

Refundable bond for social bookings $500.

Security guards: $100 for first hour then $40 per hour thereafter. Up to 50 people requires one guard one, for 50-149 people requires two guards and for 150 or more people requires three guards.

Hours of hire

  • Spark Place Monday to Friday 8am – 7.45pm; and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4.45pm
  • Meeting Rooms, AV Studio: Monday to Friday 9am – 7.45pm; and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4.45pm
  • TSB Space and Activity Room: Monday to Thursday 9am – 11pm; Friday 9am – 1am; Saturday 10am – 1am; Sunday 10am – 11pm

Please note: All bookings taking place outside of normal library hours require a security presence which is paid for on top of the room fee.

Facilities at Tūranga are not open for bookings on public holidays.

Auaha Hīhī / Spark Place

Spark Place is available for bookings from interested businesses and groups who have a focus on:

  • Business and business development
  • Innovation
  • Education
  • Futures thinking
  • Technology and digital literacy

Location: He Hononga | Connection, Ground Level

Capacity: 65

  • 65 Chairs
  • 6 tables
  • Small stage

AV Equipment

  • Motorised projector that can display from laptop or wireless camera
  • Lectern with microphone
  • Handheld and over-ear microphones
  • Whole-of-room audio and Wireless camera (can display footage on the projector screen)

Kitchen and Crockery

  • Kitchenette
  • Boiling water tap
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Dish drawer
  • Small fridge

The following is supplied, please bring your own extra supplies if needed: 60 cups, teaspoons, milk jugs and small plates, serving platters, chopping boards, sugar bowls, glasses, 1 cutlery set, 6 coffee plungers and 8 water jugs.

To book the Spark Place please complete the online booking form.

Tautoru / TSB Space

Monday–Thursday 9am–11pm
Friday 8am–1am
Saturday 10am–1am
Sunday 10am–11pm

Location: Hapori | Community, Level 1

Capacity: 250

  • 195 chairs
  • Stage

AV equipment:

  • Two projector screens (can be operated independently or as a pair) that can display from laptop via HDMI digital signage, or streamed content (requires advance notification to configure and test).
  • Wireless camera (can display footage on one or both screens)
  • AV controller for staff use
  • Lectern with microphone
  • Handheld and over-ear microphones
  • Whole-of-room audio

Audio and video can be extended to the adjoining Activity Room.

Where the TSB Space booking is for a social event, you must book the Activity Room at the same time so that you can access the kitchen.

To book the TSB Space please complete the online booking form.

Ngā Purapura / Activity Room 

Monday–Thursday 9am–11pm
Friday 8am–1am
Saturday 10am–1am
Sunday 10am–11pm

Location: Hapori | Community, Level 1

Capacity: 80

The Activity Room has a kitchen.

  • 48 chairs
  • 25 low stools
  • 8 tables

AV equipment:

  • Interactive projector to project games onto the floor
  • Single projector and screen, that can display from laptop via HDMI cable, digital signage, or streamed content (requires advance notification to configure and test).
  • Whole-of-room audio

Kitchen and Crockery

  • Kitchenette
  • Boiling water tap
  • Microwave
  • Dish drawer
  • Small fridge

The following is supplied, please bring your own extra supplies if needed: 50 cups, teaspoons, milk jug, small plates, serving platters, chopping board, glasses, 1 cutlery set, 2 teapots, 3 coffee plungers and 4 water jugs.

Audio and video can be extended from the TSB Space

You must book this room together with the TSB Space where the TSB Space is booked for a social event (see above for booking information). 

To book the Activity Room please complete the online booking form.

Wāhi Hui 2.1 / Meeting Room 2.1

Location: Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2

Capacity: Seats 4 comfortably, maximum 6.

Table and 6 chairs

AV equipment

Screen with HDMI connection to enable direct display from a laptop or other device. When using this equipment please do not alter any settings or turn screens off.

Please note: No food or drink is allowed on Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2 including water sipper bottles. Drinking fountains are provided. Please leave food and drink items in your bag or in a locker.

To book this meeting room please call 03 941 8999 (0800 800 169)

Wāhi Hui 2.2 / Meeting Room 2.2

Location: Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2

Capacity:Seats 4 comfortably, maximum 6.

Table and 6 chairs

AV equipment

Screen with HDMI connection to enable direct display from a laptop or other device. When using this equipment please do not alter any settings or turn screens off.

Please note: No food or drink is allowed on Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2 including water sipper bottles. Drinking fountains are provided. Please leave food and drink items in your bag or in a locker.

To book this meeting room please call 03 941 8999 (0800 800 169)

Wāhi Hui 3.3 / Meeting Room 3.3

Location:  Tūhuratanga | Discovery, Level 3

Capacity:Seats 4 comfortably, maximum 6.

Table and 6 chairs

AV equipment:

Screen with HDMI connection to enable direct display from a laptop or other device. When using this equipment please do not alter any settings or turn screens off.

To book this meeting room please call 03 941 8999 (0800 800 169)

Wāhi Hui 4.3 / Meeting Room 4.3

Location:  Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4

Capacity: 6

Table and 6 chairs

AV equipment:

Screen with HDMI connection to enable direct display from a laptop or other device.

To book this meeting room please call 03 941 8999 (0800 800 169)

Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio 

Location:  Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4

Booking restrictions:

  • Customers under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian present (except for during YA Open Studio sessions).
  • Studio time is booked in 30 minute increments up to a maximum of three hours and can be booked up to eighteen hours per month.

AV equipment:

See full list of Studio equipment, instruments and installed software

Pricing: See table above

To book please call 03 941 8999 (0800 800 169)

Regular open studio slots are an option for those who wish to get familiar with the space and equipment.

Conditions of Hire

You must be over the age of 18 to legally hire a Council Facility.

Health and Safety

As part of the rental agreement the hirer accepts legal responsibilities to meet evacuation plans, health and safety responsibilities and to act as the facility warden. All users are required to complete a 'pre use' form before they use the venue.

Alcohol

The consumption of alcohol is permitted in this facility. A special licence is required if selling alcohol. Find out more in the Hiring a Council community facility conditions of use.

Catering

No organised catering offered, however the Catering Belle is based onsite and can be contacted to cater your event.

Wheelchair Access

This building is fully accessible.

Parking

No parking is available onsite. Various parking buildings/sites are available nearby.

Booking form

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