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.

Opening ceremony, TSB Space / Tautoru
Hapori | Community, Level 1, Opening day, Tūranga, Southbase Construction, Friday 12 October 2018. Artwork in background: Kākano Puananī – Airborne Seeds by Riki Manuel and Morgan Mathews-Hale. Photo by Pam Carmichael Photography. Flickr TU-2018-10-12-061

Tūranga includes a community arena catering for up to 250 people (195 people seated), two medium-sized spaces for 50 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. 

Please read the conditions of use for venue hire before making a booking. Please note that Tūranga rooms are not available for regular bookings.

Hours of hire

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

Please note: All bookings taking place outside of normal library hours require the presence of security guard personnel and a Tūranga venue host. The cost of this support staffing is to be paid in addition to the room fee. An event with up to 50 participants requires 1 security guard, 51 to 149 participants requires 2 guards, and 150 or more participants requires 3 guards.  Security guard cost is $30 per guard per hour. Venue host cost is $30 per hour

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

Bookable rooms and facilities

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

  • Projector and screen that can display from laptop or wireless camera
  • Lectern with microphone
  • Handheld and over-ear microphones
  • Whole-of-room audio

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: 50 cups, 30 glass tumblers, 30 wine glasses, 4 milk jugs, 4 coffee plungers, 1 teapot, 8 water jugs, assorted plates, 1 chopping board and 1 cutlery set with additional teaspoons.

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

Pricing

Service type Per hour (unless indicated)
Spark Place: Not-for-profit Community Group $15
Spark Place: Self-employed Tutor and franchised programmes $31
Spark Place: Private Social Function $51
Spark Place: Commercial event / seminar $97

Tautoru / TSB Space

Location: Hapori | Community, Level 1

Capacity: 250 standing / 195 seated

  • 195 chairs
  • Stage

AV equipment:

  • Two projectors and 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 lapel microphone
  • 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.

Pricing

Service type Per hour (unless indicated)
TSB Space: Not-for-profit Community Group $31
TSB Space: Self-employed Tutor and franchised programmes  $51
TSB Space: Community Event / Fundraiser $102
TSB Space: Commercial Event / Seminar $204
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Not-for-profit Community Group $46
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Self-employed Tutor and franchised programmes  $82
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Private Social Function $122
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Community Event / Fundraiser $155
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Commercial Event / Seminar $305
TSB Space plus Activity Room: After Hours Fri-Sat $1500 flat rate from 5pm. Plus security charges on top (see below).

Ngā Purapura / Activity Room 

Location: Hapori | Community, Level 1

Capacity: 50 standing / 48 seated

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
  • Microwave
  • Dish drawer
  • Small fridge

The following is supplied, please bring your own extra supplies if needed: 50 cups, 25 glass tumblers, 2 milk jugs, 3 coffee plungers, 1 teapot, 4 water jugs, assorted plates and 1 cutlery set with additional teaspoons.

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.

Pricing

Service type Per hour (unless indicated)
Activity Room: Not-for-profit Community Group $15
Activity Room: Self-employed Tutor and franchised programmes $31
Activity Room: Private Social Function $51
Activity Room: Commercial Event / Seminar $97

Wāhi Hui - Meeting Rooms

Wāhi Hui 2.1 / Meeting Room 2.1

Location: Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2
Capacity: Seats 3 comfortably, maximum 4.
Table and 4 chairs.

Wāhi Hui 2.2 / Meeting Room 2.2

Location: Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2
Capacity: Seats 3 comfortably, maximum 4.
Table and 4 chairs.

Wāhi Hui 3.3 / Meeting Room 3.3

Location:  Tūhuratanga | Discovery, Level 3
Capacity: Seats 4 comfortably, maximum 6.
Table and 6 chairs.

Wāhi Hui 4.3 / Meeting Room 4.3

Location: Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Capacity: Seats 4 comfortably, maximum 6.
Table and 6 chairs.

Each meeting room has:
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 one of these meeting rooms, please call 03 941 8999 (0800 800 169)

Pricing

Service type Per hour (unless indicated)
Meeting Rooms: Community Event / Fundraiser $31
Meeting Rooms: Not-for-profit Community Group $12.60
Meeting Rooms: Self-employed Tutor $21.40

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 (with a minimum booking time of one hour and a maximum of 9 hours per person per month).

AV equipment: See full list of Studio equipment, instruments and installed software

Pricing

Service type Per hour (unless indicated)
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

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 may be required if alcohol is part of your event, e.g. if alcohol is being sold, or if your event is ticketed and alcohol will be consumed at the event.

In general, BYO is permitted at private functions such as receptions or birthdays. A special licence generally is not required for these types of events.

For most other events BYO may not be a permitted activity (i.e. is unlawful and prohibited).

Find out more about whether you require a special licence by checking the alcohol licencing information and checking with the Alcohol Licencing Team directly. Please note that a special licence does not authorise BYO.

As the venue hirer and/or event host where alcohol is present at the event, regardless of whether your event requires a special licence or not you still have the responsibility to ensure that you are providing a safe drinking environment at your event. Please read host responsibility guidelines and tips.

You risk having your venue booking cancelled if you do not meet alcohol licencing requirements. Please note that applications for special licences must be made with the Alcohol Licencing Team at least 20 working days before the date of your event and should where possible be made before you advertise your event.

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

Pricing

Please note: Prices may be subject to change.

Service type Per hour (unless indicated)
TSB Space: Commercial Event / Seminar $204
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Commercial Event / Seminar $305
TSB Space: Community Event / Fundraiser $102
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Community Event / Fundraiser $155
TSB Space: Not-for-profit Community Group $31
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Not-for-profit Community Group $46
TSB Space: Self-employed Tutor and franchised programmes  $51
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Self-employed Tutor and franchised programmes  $82
TSB Space plus Activity Room: Private Social Function $12
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
Spark Place or Activity Room: Self-employed Tutor and franchised programmes $31
Spark Place or Activity Room: Private Social Function $51
Meeting Rooms: Commercial Event / Seminar $60.00
Meeting Rooms: Community Event / Fundraiser $31.10
Meeting Rooms: Not-for-profit Community Group $12.60
Meeting Rooms: Self-employed Tutor $21.40
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.

Please note: All bookings taking place outside of normal library hours require the presence of security guard personnel and a Tūranga venue host. The cost of this support staffing is to be paid in addition to the room fee. An event with up to 50 participants requires 1 security guard, 51 to 149 participants requires 2 guards, and 150 or more participants requires 3 guards.  Security guard cost is $30 per guard per hour. Venue host cost is $30 per hour