in the beginning

In 2006, Jason & Kate Lindsey knew that after spending almost a decade working in Film & Television in Los Angeles, it was time to move their family to Kate's hometown of Christchurch. Jason continued his career in Film & Television, commuting to Los Angeles for the next four years, while Kate took care of their young children.

Eventually the travel became tiresome, so when their girls were both at school age they moved to Dunedin for Kate to pursue her new career in Aviation, and she is still working in that industry full-time. It didn't take long to fall in love with Dunedin, so they purchased the historic Ross & Glendining building at 8 Stafford Street, which was the impetus for their Shared Office Space.

where coworking meets community

It was decided that creating a great culture in the space would be the top priority - hence the name, Petridish. It’s a name that plays off of Culture and Growth.

The members make our community what it is - friendly, helpful, collaborative, inspiring and inclusive. Set over four floors, Petridish caters to different community needs, from vibrant collaborative spaces to quiet zones and a professional penthouse setting.

Petridish also offers a community function space and cafe/bar on the ground floor, and an Inventors Lab/Workshop coming in 2021 for early-stage prototyping.