Established 22 years ago, Tim Bray Productions is recognised as Auckland’s leading theatre for children. We create world-class theatre for children most often based on New Zealand literature.
We see live theatre as a way to engage children with literature, and to encourage reading. We know that theatre is more than “just” entertainment; we also see it as an integral part of children’s education, their growing up experiences, socilaisation skills, and encouraging and exploring their imaginations.
Our shows are supported by an ever-growing fan base, with shows being enjoyed by more than 20,000 people a year.
We produce 4 shows per year as part of our standard season, housed in the quaint and picturesque setting of The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna. The timing of our shows is based around the school holidays, with shows playng throughout and a special education season 1-2 weeks before the end of term to provide the opportunity for school, home school, and early childhood groups to attend as part of their programme.
We provide opportunities for children and young people to further engage and become involved in theatre through our Youth Theatre, Theatre Workshops and providing Q&A sessions with our casts and crews.
|CAPTIVATING AND UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL From the moment Hairy Maclary (Reuben Turner) bounds on to the stage...|
|BRAY’S BEST EFFORT YET – ARRRRGH!!! The Terrapin family are perfect. ...|
|MAHY MAGIC WINS THE DAY By this time the entire audience were engaged, adults and children alike...|
THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CATBy Edward Lear Adapted by Tim Bray, Songs by Christine White
THE WHALE RIDERBy Witi Ihimaera Adapted by Tim Bray, Songs by Christine White
THE LITTLE YELLOW DIGGERby Betty & Alan Gilderdale Adapted by Tim Bray, Songs by Christine White
“Mrs Wishy-Washy is more than just a comfortable hour long dalliance in the theatre. It is a fine addition to the children theatre…”