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Festival 2024 - Venues
Travel & Accommodation

Christchurch, NZ

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Travel to & from Christchurch Airport

By Taxi: approx cost $60 each way

Blue Star Taxi 03 3799799

Gold Band Taxis: 033795795

Christchurch Busses:

MetroCard holders: $2

Cash Fares $4 across Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri 

SuperGold cardholders: Free after 9am and weekends.

Route 8 to Airport

Route 29 to Airport

Route 3 to Airport

If you would like to be connected to a Christchurch based dancer to help you with your transport around the city, or travelling to or from the airport, please contact us for assistance.


Located next door to the Black Box Theatre at Papa Hou, where most of the festival events will be held, is Hotel Give.

Newly refurbished and right in the heart of the city, we recommend that you consider staying here.

Lowest Rate Booked Direct for 2 nights: $105 (Female Dorm)

or for your own room; Classic Single room $112 per night

There are also Queen, Triple and Quad Rooms with shared bathroom facilities, plus Deluxe Queen Rooms with private bathrooms.


Book directly onto the website below:

Hotel Give - A Socially Sustainable Stay - Hotel Give


Or give them a call on 03 550 7005 

Number Six Bar & Bistro:

Located on the ground floor of this hotel, the

MEDANZ Festival Meet & Greet will take place here from 7pm on Thursday 25 April.

RSVP here if you intend joining us

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Local Transport

Routes from the city centre to The Chrystal Palace:

Route 60

Route 7

Get around town on an E-scooter or E-bike:

suitable if you are not carrying suitcases and costuming,

there are two main providers:

Lime: (Get the App)  Ph: 0800467001

Neuron (Get the App) Ph: 035880035


Blue Star Taxi 03 3799799

Gold Band Taxis: 033795795

Talk to us if you would like to arrange transport with a Christchurch local from Papa Hou/Hotel Give to The Chrystal Palace on Friday afternoon for the Workshop, Souk or Hafla, and if you need the return journey from The Chrystal Palace back to Hotel Give.

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Black Box Theatre & Venues at Papa Hou

This brand new facility will host our MEDANZ Festival 2024, with a Black Box Theatre, Foyer & Green Room, the Rangimarie Dance Studio, as well as an excellent cafe on the ground floor, get excited about using this facility managed by The Kind Foundation, a charitable trust that has been investing in the Christchurch community for the past 160 years. 

NB: this facility has lift and stair access to all floors.

The Atawhai Cafe is located on the ground floor of this venue, with cabinet food, plus hot and cold drinks.

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The Chrystal Palace

12 Chrystal Street, Richmond.

The home of The Desert Veil Dancers lead by Farida, but also frequently used by the Soul Star Tribe and Firefly Belly Dance in Christchurch.

The MEDANZ Festival 2024 will hold our

Souk - Bring & Buy Middle Eastern inspired market 3-6pm

and the

Festival Hafla 7-10pm

BYO Drinks, Pizza & Salads

on Friday 26th April 2024.

Limited tickets available from 15 March

The Chrystal Palace

Antigua Boatshed Cafe

Located a short walk from Papa Hou/Hotel Give, at 2 Cambridge Terrace, we have a group booking for breakfast from 9am at this classic cafe on the Avon River.


Say farewell to your dance friends for now, wish them well until next time, over your morning coffee and other breakfast delights.


Please RSVP to this event so that we can adjust the attendance numbers for the venue. 

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