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If you need help with your booking, please email info@pumphouse.co.nz or call 09 489 8360.

Seasons

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


Kick off your Matariki celebrations with this beginners’ introduction to poi workshop led by tutor, Kendall Fricker.
The perfect workshop for adults who missed out on learning poi at school and great for keeping the old wrist joints flexible!
First you’ll learn how to make a pair of poi which you can take home at the end of the workshop. You’ll then use your beautiful hand-made poi to learn some basic poi moves and have some fun!
About the tutor
Kendall is head of Te Puawaitanga, the Maori Language unit at Birkdale Primary School. She’s also very laid-back, supportive and keen to help people learn.
This is one in a series of workshops presented throughout the year as part of our Toi Takapuna 2018 programme of Maori theatre.

Note: Light refreshments will be served during a short break.

Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018 At: 9:30AM
Venue: The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse
Prices: $18.00


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


Michael Hurst brings his trademark intensity to this remarkable piece. Filled with strikingly modern psychological insights, and concerned as it is with the dark and deadly side of human nature, this play remains a vivid and potent reminder of the dangers of obsession and self-delusion.
In a ferociously intimate production, featuring Antha Freya Hill as Beatrice and Mel Odedra as the loathsome De Flores, Hurst and his talented cast will dive headlong into the claustrophobic world of repulsion, fascination, depravity and violence.
Play dumb. Play dirty. Play false.

Date: Mon 9 Jul - Fri 13 Jul 2018
Venue: The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse
Prices: $19.99 to $29.99


Toro Pikopiko Puppets present TE RERENGA - THE FLIGHT, the world's first Maori rock-art puppet show!
The show re-tells a Ngai Tahu legend about Pourangahua and her epic flight to Aotearoa, with the aid of Matariki stars and migrating whales.
She flies from cave to cave, meeting a host of colourful characters including Bats, Creepy Crawlies, Moa, Pouakai Eagles, and Human Bird Hunters – intent on making Pourangahua their next meal.
TE RERENGA – THE FLIGHT is a forty-five-minute, interactive, acoustic rock musical, featuring 80 ‘Flatsie’ puppets inspired from ancient cave drawings around the Timaru district.

Date: Sat 14 Jul - Sun 15 Jul 2018
Venue: The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse
Prices: $5.00 to $15.00


It all happens in the menacing shadow of Gull Rock in Cornwall.

Lady Tresillian has invited guests – a motley collection of characters as you ever will find - to her home for a hose party, but earlier events come to a more dramatic head. It’s all part of a carefully laid plan for murder.

As always, Shoreside Theatre’s stellar cast relishes in the portrayal of Agatha Christie’s eccentric characters. Multiple suspects - each with the motives and the means. Suspense, uncertainty, atmosphere, those memorable characteristics and red-herrings. This play has them all and nothing is as straightforward as it seems. In fact, the less you know, the better the experience. It is one of Christie’s best and well-plotted shows - a high-voltage story of rivalry, passion and revenge.

Welcome to the Gull’s Nest!

Date: Thu 26 Jul - Sat 4 Aug 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $22.00 to $29.00


The North Shore Concert Band are excited to invite you to their 40th birthday party. We will be celebrating four decades of making music together by entertaining you with some of our favourite pieces from over the years.

We are also very pleased to announce our special guests The Rose Singers.

The concert will also feature past musical directors Deese Guisinger, Marion Littin, and Alex Eichelbaum as well as some past band members returning to join the band for what should be a very special afternoon.

The pieces will cover a variety of musical styles, including:
Sinatra in Concert
Highlights from Chess
Vaughan Williams Folk Song Suite
Flight of the Bumblebee
Highlights from Oliver

About The North Shore Concert Band
We are a community based concert band with members from all walks of life. We all share a passion for making music and love to share it through regular performances and by giving people an opportunity to be part of a band.

Date: Sun 5 Aug 2018 At: 2:00PM
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $13.00 to $20.00


In an age where children’s imaginations seem to only get filled with high tech animated characters, things that shoot or explode, and dead things coming to life in the grossest way, this year’s show presents a more traditional fantasy. These childhood fantasies are presented at pace with music and lighting effects to enhance them, and all through the challenge of “The Game”.

As we meander or leap through our imaginations we visit Mythological Lands, An Enchanted Forest, and A Swamp full of Fairy Tale & Nursery Rhyme characters, not to mention getting involved in a Wizards Challenge. Just when we think it is safe to wake, the Pharaohs have their revenge.

This fun-filled show for the whole family will have you in stitches one minute, and with tears of joy the next.

Brought to you by Scouts and Guides from across Auckland, this is a slice of wholesome family fun with songs you know and some you don’t. Dance, comedy and youthful delight, brings this all together in a family experience not to be missed.

Directed by Steve Hurley, North Shore Gang Show continues its proud history of presenting quality family entertainment, whilst showcasing the talents of the young people in the Scout and Guide organisations. In the 2016 season, this bi-annual show had several sell out performances, so book early to ensure your seat - this is a show not to be missed!

Date: Thu 23 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $20.00 to $25.00


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


Not just another bloody circus.

Dress up this Halloween and join us for an evening of variety and fun. There will be prizes for best costume...

The bar will be open and you can meet and grab a pic with the cast following the show. Expect the unexpected!

Warning, contains adult themes.

Date: Fri 26 Oct - Sat 27 Oct 2018
Venue: The PumpHouse Theatre
Prices: $25.00 to $35.00


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