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The Magic of Christmas!

The theatre is alive and buzzing with Christmas festivities at the moment, with Tim Bray Theatre Company performing The Santa Claus Show, our annual Christmas Carols in the Amphitheatre, AND a staged reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol! So you could say we are definitely feeling the spirit of Christmas at The PumpHouse Theatre. Have a read below for more info & how to buy tickets to these festive events!

Meg x

The Santa Claus Show

The Santa Claus Show is an enchanting tale about a young girl, Kelly who writes to Santa asking for ALL the things she wants. This beautiful story follows Kelly to the North Pole where she gets to meet Santa and many of his friends and learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Celebrating their 28th anniversary (1991 – 2019), Tim Bray Theatre Company is happy to share this special show with your family and give you an unforgettable ride to the North Pole. This year sees its 17th season and is now New Zealand’s longest-running and most popular Christmas play.

Tim Raby, who first played Santa Claus’ ‘stunt double’ in the very first production in 1991, returns to the show in 2019 and this marks his 14th appearance as the character. Audiences agree he makes the quintessential Santa!

Benny Joy Smith (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) returns to Tim Bray Theatre Company as Kelly. Holly Stokes joins the company as Alana and Dylan Underwood returns as the ever-lovable Elfie and Calum Hughes (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) appears as Rudolph. Children and teenagers from Tim Bray Youth Theatre classes were cast in the four remaining roles, including Santa’s wee elf helpers Twitty and Twiddly.

This season, Tim Bray Theatre Company are introducing a new Sensory Relaxed Performance.  This performance is ideal for those with sensory, movement, communication, and learning needs, enabling neurodiverse children, adults and their family to enjoy a comfortable theatre experience. Click here for more info.

🎄 Gifting Tree for De Paul House 🎄

Tim Bray Theatre Company and The PumpHouse Theatre will have a Gifting Tree in the foyer of the theatre from 30th November – 21st December. The tree will be decorated with angel tags which will have the name of a child and their age. You and your family can choose a tag and attach it to an unwrapped gift to leave under the tree. (De Paul House will wrap the present for the children this is for safety reasons)

On the 22nd December we will deliver these Christmas presents to the children at De Paul House in Northcote Auckland. There are over 200 homeless children currently under the care of De Paul House and together we can help make their Christmas a happier one.

19 - 21 December
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

My oh my do we have a treat in store for all the Christmas Scrooge's out there... Foolish Wit Theatre presents the Charles Dickens classic - A Christmas Carol. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.

Actors will share this classic tale as a performed reading in the spooky environment of our Coal Bunker Studio. There is no set, props or special effects – just talented actors and the magic of storytelling!


WIN a Double Pass to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol!

We have a Double Pass for Foolish Wit Theatre's A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens! Simply reply to this email with the answer to the following question for your chance to win!

What is Scrooge's first name?

The lucky winner will be notified on Friday 13 December.

Coming Soon
January 2020
A Shakespeare Sampler

A drama programme to demystify the Bard! 

Spend two weeks exploring Shakespeare with Mags Delaney, The PumpHouse Theatre’s resident drama teacher and self-confessed Shakespeareaholic.

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January 2020
Under The Big Top

Learn how to put on a circus-themed show on a real stage in a real working theatre.

A school holiday drama programme for 7 to 11-year-olds. Each day will have aspects of improvisation, character development, voice projection, prop making and performance. Come for a day, come for two, come for the whole week!

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18 January - 15 February 2020
Auckland Shakespeare in the Park

As the summer evenings settle, enjoy traditional presentations of two of Shakespeare’s finest plays performed on alternate evenings outdoors in The PumpHouse Amphitheatre. This year you will be treated to the murderous and macabre Macbeth and the hopeless romanticism of As You Like It.

Book Tickets

The PumpHouse Theatre

Killarney Park, 2 A Manurere Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland
New Zealand

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