In response to the heavy demand for a properly outfitted, dedicated rehearsal spaces in the city (and critically underscored by the damage from the earthquakes) the Christchurch Music Industry Trust-after a marathon 3-year fundraising effort, built and opened BeatBox Studios at the end of 2014.

BeatBox Studios provides a vibrant place where artists and creative’s are able to come together, to incubate ideas, and rehearse in a safe, professionally managed and cost effective environment, which meets the most up-to-date global acoustic requirements.

All rooms come equipped with a professional P.A system and two studios also include full back line; drum kit, bass rig, and guitar amps all ready to just plug in and go. We are also open for bookings 7 days a week. Come and see for yourself why BeatBox is the place to play!

For more info go to



Ph: +64 21 0843 0104

CHART Office,

270 St Asaph Street

PO Box 1915, Christchurch, 8140






Beatbox birdseye view


-    Studio A + B (5m x 5m) and Studio C (8m x 5m) are self-contained, base isolated, soundproofed rooms equipped with professional audio systems.

-    Additional back-line available free of charge.

-    Rehearsal, production, education & tuition spaces during the day right through into late evenings.

-    Ideal for workshops, seminars, events

-    Potential future community hub for music resources and collaboration opportunities.

-    Affordable and accessible, within the central city.

-    Part of a development that will be a strong factor in revitalising the arts in central Christchurch.

-    Cutting edge design with world class acoustic research and treatment making BeatBox truly unique in New Zealand.


CCC Mayoral Fund
CEAT UK Earthquake Recovery Fund
Todd Foundation
The Vodafone Foundation
Canterbury Community Trust
Lion Foundation
Creative Industries Fund
Fulton Hogan
Billy Bragg Benefit Concert
SCF Fund
Creative New Zealand - Hearts Strings
Creative New Zealand
Recorded Music NZ
Pub Charities NZ
Mainland Foundation
New Zealand Music Commission


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Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund
Step Up 4 Christchurch
The Lion Foundation
NZ Music Commission

Billy Bragg
Fulton Hogan
Canterbury Community Trust
Todd Foundation
Mainland Foundation

Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund

Recorded Music NZ
Creative New Zealand
Pub Charity NZ
General Cable
James Hardie
Melray Electric
Schneider Electric
Resene Paints
Deflux Design
Phantom Billstickers
F3 Design

and all those who have bought the 'Love Christchurch' CD

and the following supporters

Art Box –
Arts Voice –
Canterbury Development Corporation -
CCC Mayoral Fund
CCC Transitional City Plan -
CCDU – Christchurch Central Development Unit –
CCT Canterbury Community Trust -
CERA – Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority –
CPIT Creative Industries -
CPIT Jazz School -
CreativeCommunities -
Creative New Zealand –
Croft Print –
Daikin -
Deflux Design –
F3 Design –
Fulton Hogan -
General Cable NZ –
James Hardie –
Mainland Foundation -
Maton Guitars –
Melray Electric –
Music Education Canterbury -
Musicworks –
Native Tongue Music Publishing –
NZ Music Commission –
Nicky Wagner (MP) -
Phantom Billstickers -
Play It Strange –
Pub Charity NZ –
RDU 98.5FM -
Recorded Music NZ –
Resene Paints –
Schneider Electric -
Todd Foundation -
UK Christchurch Earthquake Appeal –
Vision College -
Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund –
White Elephant Trust -