Little Andromeda Director Michael Bell said Christchurch sorely missed a theatre like Little Andromeda.
"Wellington has the BATS Theatre and Auckland has Basement and Q Theatre," Bell said.
"Christchurch simply doesn't have a joint-venture theatre for artists and emerging artists to put on a professional level of work and because of that so many young performers are moving to Wellington or Auckland."
Bell said removing barriers of entry to both artists and audiences meant more creativity and vibrancy in our city.
"The more risks we allow them to take the better it is for the creative ecology and some risks turn out to be worth it and grow into bigger things".
Bell said this year's indoor move for Little Andromeda would be good, as last year he had to cancel shows because of the weather.
"[Being indoors] also means better sound and light control as well as better temperature control," Bell said.
Last year, the theatre was set up on Gloucester St opposite Turanga Library.
The only downside to being indoors was perhaps a slightly less festive vibe, but Bell didn't mind as he was on a mission for a permanent space.
Little Andromeda will be hosting their opening party Little A Opening Bash for free where you can get a sneak peek at their new location on The Terrace on October 4 at 7pm.