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You can secure a ticket for all 4 shows with A Reserve seats at the great price of $84 or 3 shows at only $63. Not only do you get a discounted rate on tickets, you also get the following benefits:
- Free ticket exchanges - up to 48 hours prior (dependent on availability – some shows do sell out)
- 10% discount on Youth Theatre and Theatre Workshop enrolments
- Behind the Scenes Tour (bookings up to 7 days prior and dependent on availability)

Date: 7 Apr - 22 Dec 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre


Multi-award-winning actor and writer Rob Mokaraka (Ngāpuhi/Tūhoe) will perform a personal story about his very real fight with a bullet and depression. A black comedy that entertains and enlightens those who have been directly, or indirectly, affected by depression and loss with an uplifting message: There is a way out of the dark.

Shot Bro is the product of Rob’s seven-year journey of healing and self-discovery. It is a powerful, raw, authentic one-man show that exposes shares and discusses the effects of depression. At the core of Shot Bro is Rob’s personal journey, one that can help others and alleviate the stigma attached to mental health.

Using his utility belt of tools like stand-up comedy, expert dance moves, mime and puppetry, Rob unfolds his depression in an entertaining yet insightful way, shining light on a traumatic event. Each performance is followed by an open forum where the audience will have the opportunity to korero (talk) with Rob.

Shot Bro addresses, depression, suicide, survival and hope.

NB: Please be on time for Shot Bro - due to the nature of the performance, latecomers will not be admitted after the show starts.

"If good theatre includes revealing hidden secrets of human experience, showing us we are not alone and/or taking us to places we've never been (and may not want to visit in reality), thereby expanding our awareness of ourselves and each other in challenging yet life-affirming – and safe – ways, then SHOT BRO: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet delivers in spades". JOHN SMYTHE THEATRE REVIEW

In Māori culture it is customary to care for guests by sharing food at gatherings therefore the audience is invited to share in a light post-show supper with Rob and his team.

Date: Thu 1 Mar - Sat 3 Mar 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $10.00 to $20.00


Prepare to cross over into the topsy turvy world of the Twilight Zone with the ever amazing PumpHouse Theatre as our portal into the messes of time and space!
Teeter on the edge of reality and fantasy with our stellar cast of up and coming performers alongside some of our seasoned award-winning professionals as they take you on a journey through the weird, the whacky and the wonderful!
You’ll be on the edge of your seats with this variety house extravaganza of Circus, Burlesque, Horror and everything in between! You wont want to miss this adventure into the TWILIGHT ZONE…

Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $20.00 to $25.00


International concert Pianist Roman Rudnytsky returns to The PumpHouse in March 2018

Born in New York into a prominent Ukrainian musical family, he began the study of piano at age 4 and gave his first full recital at age 7. He is a graduate of the famous Juilliard School in New York and also did additional studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland and at masterclasses in Austria (the "Mozarteum") and Italy.

Rudnytsky is a prize-winner of 10 piano competitions, including such prestigious ones as the International Leventritt Competition (New York) and International J.S. Bach Competition (Washington) and, in Italy, the "F.Busoni" and "A. Casagrande" International Piano Competitions. He has made numerous recordings in Poland, Australia and the United States.

In addition to his many recitals, Rudnytsky has also appeared as a soloist with many orchestras around the world. To date, he has played over 45 different works for piano and orchestra with them. A great honour indeed, he gave the British, Latin American and Australian premiere performances of the recently-discovered Liszt "Concerto No. 3 in E Flat" between 1990 and 1993.

He also conducts master classes and workshops for local piano students and teachers during the course of his travels. The settings for these range from universities to small, rural towns and villages.
Since 1984, he has played concerts and conducted master classes in more than 35 countries. Since 1972, Mr. Rudnytsky has been a member of the piano faculty of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio (U.S.A.). He is a recipient of that institution's "Distinguished Professor Award" in recognition of his concert activities. He previously served on the piano faculties of the Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington, Indiana) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, in addition to being "Artist-in-Residence" at two Australian universities.
He will being performing on the theatre's Bluthner Grand.

Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018 At: 4:00PM
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $17.00


Shoreside Theatre present Richard Harris's classic comedy about cricket in The PumpHouse Amphitheatre

Date: Wed 14 Mar - Sat 24 Mar 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Amphitheatre
Prices: $15.00 to $25.00


A show for all ages, from pre-schoolers to grandparents. Larger illusions, audience participation and comedy, live animals, chihuahuas, rabbits and doves.

Date: Sun 25 Mar 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $12.00 to $20.00


A pole dance & cirque theatre showcase inspired by the the games of our lives. Join our varied & all local cast as they bring your favourite board & video games to life.

Was it Miss Scarlett in the conservatory with the candlestick? Is it water on the knee? Right foot, on red! Checkmate! Be enthralled as we roll the dice & make our moves.

Providing a platform for both professional & up-and-coming local performing artists, your next edition of Auckland’s revered ‘Carnaval de la Noche’ will have your jaw-dropping & the applause loud. Are you game?

Date: Sat 31 Mar 2018 At: 7:30PM
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $21.00 to $26.00


by ASTRID LINDGREN
adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY, songs by CHRISTINE WHITE


An enduring favourite of boys and girls around the world. The irrepressible Pippi Longstocking has flaming red ponytails and lives all by herself in Villekulla Cottage. Imagine, no grown-ups!

Join Pippi, and her friends, Tommy and Annika, as she outsmarts the bullies, has fun with her monkey, Mr Nelson, and is reunited with her father, the Cannibal King. A topsy-turvy world of fun and hi-jinks.

(Presented by arrangement with NORDISKA ApS. – Copenhagen, Denmark)

Costume Parade (Gala and School Holiday Season only)
Encourage your children to dress up as their favourite character from the Pippi Longstocking stories for the onstage Costume Parade just prior to the start of the show – try Mr Nelson (Pippi’s monkey), her father the Cannibal King, or red pigtails!

Gift a Seat
While you make your booking you may like to donate to our Gift a Seat programme. This allows Tim Bray Productions to offer a free seat to a child from a low decile school, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat – Where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre.

Date: Sat 7 Apr - Sat 28 Apr 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $12.00 to $30.00


Achilles has a decision to make: live peacefully, or die in battle and be remembered
forever. The choice becomes harder when Agamemnon, the High King of Greece, publicly
dishonours Achilles. Achilles withdraws from the fighting, but when his friend Patroclus
dies in battle, his need for revenge drives him back in to the war, even though he knows
it will mean his death.
This retelling of Homer's Iliad visually updates the setting to commemorate the centenary
of the end of the First World War. It explores the timeless horror of war through the
characters of the ancient Greek epic and an all-female chorus of singers.

Date: Thu 19 Apr - Sat 28 Apr 2018
Venue: The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse
Prices: $12.00 to $15.00


Imperfect Offering is delighted to present a concert of the music of Leonard Cohen. After sell-out performances in 2016 and 2017 in Auckland and Hamilton, Imperfect Offering bring their spellbinding line-up back to the PumpHouse Theatre again after their last acclaimed show here.

Date: Sun 29 Apr 2018 At: 7:00PM
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $25.00 to $40.00


By MARGARET MAHY
adapted for the stage by Tim Bray


Three quirky tales by Margaret Mahy come to life on stage. Norvin loves swimming in the bay but wishes he could swim as fast as he can without other swimmers getting in his way. He finds a novel way to have the water all to himself. But is he alone?

Also featuring Mahy’s The Boy with Two Shadows (having your own shadow is one thing, but when you agree to look after a witch’s one then the troubles begin) along with The Boy who was Followed Home (ever been followed home by a hippo, or two? Imagine what Mum says when she finds them in your front garden!)

Costume Parade (Gala and School Holiday Season only)
Encourage your children to dress up as their favourite character from the stories for the onstage Costume Parade just prior to the start of the show.

Gift a Seat
While you make your booking you may like to donate to our Gift a Seat programme. This allows Tim Bray Productions to offer a feee seat to a child from a low decile school, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Gift a Seat – help a child to smile for a while and allowing all children to have the opportunity to have access to and enjoy live theatre.

Date: Sat 30 Jun - Sat 21 Jul 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $12.00 to $30.00


Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray

Share Tim and Rose’s madcap adventure through the great black forest and into Badjelly’s castle. Cheer as Tim and Rose set off to search for Lucy. Laugh with Dinglemouse, Mud-wiggle and Binkle-bonk. And then….BOOOO at Badjelly, as she captures Tim and Rose. Will she turn them into sausages? Will they escape? Who will save them?

“Children's theatre needs to appeal to all ages. It has to be curious and filled with wonder for the wee ones, intelligent and challenging for those a tad older, mysterious and fast-paced for the teenagers – and still has to have something to appeal to all the adults for them to actually bring their children to the theatre. Badjelly the Witch fulfils all those requirements. In spades.” - Review, Dione Joseph, Theatrview

Costume Parade (Gala and School Holiday Season only)
Encourage your children to dress up as their favourite character from Badjelly the Witch for the onstage Costume parade just prior to the start of the show.

Gift a Seat
While you make your booking you may like to donate to our Gift a Seat programme. This allows Tim Bray Productions to offer a feee seat to a child from a low decile school, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) or Make-A-Wish (NZ).
Gift a Seat – help a child to smile for a while and allowing all children to have the opportunity to have access to and enjoy live theatre.

Date: Sat 22 Sep - Sat 13 Oct 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $12.00 to $30.00


By Tim Bray, songs by Christine White

A magical Christmas story for the whole family. Santa helps reveal the pleasure of giving. Kelly and Alana are best friends and decide to write to Santa Claus. But Kelly sends the longest list of things that a child wants for Christmas that Santa has ever seen. Santa flies Kelly to the North Pole so she can learn for herself the true meaning of Christmas.

“A little girl of about 3 gasps when Santa appears…and chuckles and claps throughout The Santa Claus Show ’17. Much older children were equally entranced and we adults not only laughed, but also shed a few tears. This is a hugely enjoyable, well acted and produced show, guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas.” – Review, Jodi Yeats, Stuff.co.nz

Costume Parade (Gala and Public audience members only)
Encourage your *children to dress up as their favourite character from The Santa Claus Show for the onstage Costume Parade just prior to the start of the show. *Sorry, Costume Parade not available for education groups.

Gift a Seat
While you make your booking you may like to donate to our Gift a Seat programme. This allows Tim Bray Productions to offer a feee seat to a child from a low decile school, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) or Make-A-Wish (NZ).
Gift a Seat – help a child to smile for a while and allowing all children to have the opportunity to have access to and enjoy live theatre.

Date: Sat 1 Dec - Sat 22 Dec 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $12.00 to $30.00