at 336 St. Asaph St, Christchurch , 8011

Gigs Wednesday–Saturday every week!

336 St. Asaph St
Christchurch 8011
New Zealand
Contact Phone
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darkroom opened in October 2011 as the first dedicated music venue to open after the Christchurch earthquakes. We have gigs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and sometimes Brian Luv’s quiz night on a Wednesday.

How To Get to darkroom

Coming from the west, the 3, 84, and 88 bus routes stop at CPIT which is a short walk from darkroom. From the east, the 21, 23 and 40 bus routes stop on St Asaph St within a block of darkroom.

Opening time

  • Wednesdays: 18:00- 23:00
  • Thursdays: 19:00- 02:00
  • Fridays: 19:00- 02:00
  • Saturdays: 19:00- 02:00


Price category
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darkroom specialties

Company Rating

1564 Facebook users were in darkroom. It's a 26 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Bar category in Christchurch, New Zealand

9798 FB users likes darkroom, set it to 3 position in Likes Rating for Christchurch, New Zealand in Bar category

This week at darkroom… WED: An Evening Quiz, With Brian Luv THU: Company Fuck + Poltroon FRI: Karaoke To Blacken Your Soul (with Brian Luv) SAT: DVA, a two-person dance party from the Czech Republic!

Published on 2015-03-10 21:54:51 GMT

Tonight at darkroom, Thought Creature around 10pm, plus a DJ set. Doors at 7, free as always!

Published on 2015-03-06 23:43:05 GMT

The Shayne P. Carter gig in the Gallery tonight has sold out. Come down and see Eric Stuart later on (9:30/10ish)!

Published on 2015-03-06 04:48:33 GMT

Tonight in The Gallery, Shayne P. Carter (Dimmer, Straitjacket Fits) plays solo at 8:30pm (doors at 8pm)! There are a very limited number of $15 tickets still available from the bar from 5pm until sold out. Later (around 10pm) in darkroom, Eric Stuart of Eric Stuart Band plays a free solo show. Besides starring as a voice actor in hit shows including Pokémon (Brock, James) and Yu-Gi-Oh! (Seto Kaiba), Eric has toured with such rock legends as Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jethro Tull and many more.

Published on 2015-03-05 23:28:52 GMT

Tonight, NAKEY and Moonpup. 10pm, free as always.

Published on 2015-02-27 21:53:49 GMT

Tonight at darkroom, jazz guitar duo Ben Eldridge & Heather Webb. It’s an early show – kicks off at 8pm. Open from 5.

Published on 2015-02-25 22:46:48 GMT

Tonight at darkroom, The Response say goodbye before heading to the northern hemisphere, with special guest Indigo Wolf. 9pm, free as always.

Published on 2015-02-13 00:03:40 GMT

What do you get if you cross a one-stringed skateboard guitar with a Gameboy, zombie blues and a rap-rock demigod? Guiguisuisui[鬼鬼祟祟]], playing tonight at darkroom with X-Ray Charles. 10pm, free as always.

Published on 2015-02-12 05:25:53 GMT

We’re very excited to announce that Shayne Carter (Dimmer, Straitjacket Fits) will play a solo show in The Gallery on Friday 6 March. Tickets are $15 from the bar and are limited.

Published on 2015-02-11 01:31:26 GMT

9000 likes! Vın̈yl Tap plays records tonight from 10pm! Open 5pm – very late.

Published on 2015-02-06 22:16:44 GMT

Tonight, Portland-based Balkan/Klezmer/Gypsy jazz/swing band The Underscore Orkestra return for their second visit to darkroom! 9:30 or so, free as always. Open 5pm–late.

Published on 2015-02-05 23:33:20 GMT

Tonight at darkroom, Vellamo (a duo from Finland) play “ethereal Finnish folk pop with gorgeous vocals and memorable melodic hooks”. 8:30pm or so, free as always! We’re open 5pm – late.

Published on 2015-02-04 23:24:28 GMT

This week at darkroom… WED: An Evening Quiz, With Brian Luv 7pm THU: Vellamo (Finland) 8:30pm FRI: The Underscore Orkestra (Portland) 9pm SAT: Vinyl Night 10pm All free! Open 5pm – late each night.

Published on 2015-02-04 04:01:28 GMT

Tonight at darkroom, it’s Monday Night Magic - Christchurch, hosted by Keith “The Numbers” Preene and featuring an excellent lineup of performers. We’re open from 6 and the show kicks off at 8!

Published on 2015-02-01 23:43:32 GMT

Tonight at darkroom! NAKEY with support from The Tom Sharples Band. 9:30pm. Free as always. Open 5pm–late, happy hour ‘til 7.

Published on 2015-01-31 01:52:31 GMT

Tonight at darkroom, Community State + Selfhood, 10pm. Open 5pm–late.

Published on 2015-01-23 06:43:08 GMT

Tonight at darkroom, Poltroon + Misha Marks + Paul Buckton. Open from 5–late, music from 8:30ish.

Published on 2015-01-22 00:51:06 GMT

Tonight at darkroom, it’s An Evening Quiz, With Brian Luv! 7pm, free as always. Open from 5pm.

Published on 2015-01-21 00:59:50 GMT

This week at Darkroom: Thursday: Little Fang + The Maja Flood | $5 | 7pm Friday: Partido + Soul Providah's Funk Night Reunion | $5 | 8pm Saturday: The Undercurrents + Brian Tamaki and The Kool Aid Kids | $10 | 8pm https://www.facebook.com/events/681786588625311/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1629128763971032/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1621498161449983/

Published on 2015-09-13 07:12:34 GMT

This weekend at Darkroom is unbelievable! The planets have aligned and we have 4 nights of some of Christchurch's best bands: THUR: The Bats with Jack Montgomery and Candice [Tickets from UTR] FRI: Thunderwülf with Terror Tapes [Free] SAT: Delaney Davidson [Gallery - Tickets from UTR] followed by Wurld Series [Darkroom - free] SUN: Yumi Zouma with Nakey [$15 presale from www.yumizouma.com]

Published on 2015-08-30 07:52:48 GMT

This week! WED: Closed. Sorry, no quiz... coming back in September THU: Mikki Pixton, Yvette WIlliams and Dylan Hawes [free] FRI: The Ruling Elite + Steve McCabe + Special Guests [$10] SAT: Anthonie Tonnon Vinyl Release Show [Tickets from www.undertheradar.co.nz] https://www.facebook.com/events/761862653924478/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1623183937951382/ https://www.facebook.com/events/855583604488673/

Published on 2015-08-24 00:49:01 GMT

This week at Darkroom: WED: An Evening Quiz, With Brian Luv THU: Samsara + No Broadcast + Smokin' Voodoo [free] FRI: Jed's Big Gig Birthday Bonanza with Jed Parsons [free] SAT: Beautiful beast launch (Gallery 7pm) then Emily Cherie + taipei teahouse + Danger girl (Darkroom - 9:30pm - Koha) http://darkroom.bar

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