Blue Smoke is a live music venue housed in the beautifully renovated Tannery precinct of Woolston, Christchurch.

We specialize in original music and good hospitality. It is our goal to provide a welcoming and intimate concert environment for all comers to hear and experience performances from some of the finest acts touring New Zealand.

Visit our event guide to find out about our the shows. We accompany our live entertainment with fine soul food, hand crafted Cassels and Sons beer and a healthy array of liquids and liquors.

We’re taking table reservations for pre-show meals and refreshments so be in touch today!

We’re serving a SEASONAL ROAST MEAL from our beautiful AGA kitchen every Sunday for only $20. Make sure you don’t miss out by making a reservation.

Check out our menu to find out what our chef is serving up this week! Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available also.


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The Tannery

Once a Tannery factory in a bygone era the building has retained its wooden trusses and brick exterior, a restoration that pays homage to its Woolston roots and evokes a classic public house mode of hospitality.


Blue Smoke is also available for private bookings, it could be the ideal space for your event or function, please get in touch to find out more.


Housed in the beautifully renovated historic building of The Tannery, Blue Smoke is a live music venue next-door to The Brewery.

Blue Smoke
3 Garlands Rd, Woolston, Christchurch 8024

Blue Smoke can be accessed from The Tannery car park off of Garlands Rd, Cumnor Tce or from within The Tannery itself. Mobility parking and wheelchair access is available from both the Tannery and the Cumnor Tce entrances.