Auckland’s leading theatre for children

Upcoming Shows

Pippi Longstocking


Gala: Saturday 07– Saturday 07 April 5pm

Term Time: Monday 09– Friday 13 April 10.30am and 1pm daily

School Holidays: Saturday 14– Saturday 28 April 10.30am and 2pm


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)



The Great White Man-Eating Shark and Other Stories

BY: by MARGARET MAHY, adapted for stage by TIM BRAY

Gala: Saturday 30– Saturday 30 June 5pm

Term Time: Monday 02– Friday 06 July 10.30am and 1pm daily

School Holidays: Saturday 07– Saturday 21 July 10.30am and 2pm


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!)

Badjelly the Witch

BY: by SPIKE MILLIGAN, adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY

Gala: Saturday 22– Saturday 22 September 5pm

Term Time: Monday 24– Friday 28 September 10.30am and 1pm daily

School Holidays: Saturday 29– Saturday 06 October 10.30am and 2pm


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?



The Santa Claus Show ’18


Gala: Saturday 01– Saturday 01 December 5pm

Combined Season: Monday 03– Saturday 22 December 10.30am and 1pm daily (except Sundays)


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 Christma




We have a few special benefits designed to enhance children’s experience with the live theatre.

Free Teachers’ Resource Guide

Theatre Workshops

Question & Answer Sessions

Accessible Performances

“Tim Bray Productions pioneered regular sign interpreted performances for Deaf children and is now building new audiences by providing audio description for blind and low vision children. Armed with an accessibility policy, the company is focused on addressing barriers to attendance and is an outstanding model of inclusion.” Highly Commended – 2017 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts for All Award.

What we offer
  • 2017 Season

    Enjoy a season full of theatre for children by choosing a subscription of any 3 or 4 of our shows in 2017

  • School Holidays

    In October we present our popular Theatre Workshops alongside our current show. Your children will enjoy a whole day at the theatre with us and see the show, enjoy a backstage tour, a Q&A with the cast and various drama, art and craft activities.

  • Youth Theatre

    It is an opportunity for your children to become actively engaged with our company and provides a chance for them to grow up with us.

  • Term Time Seasons

    Each of our shows has a term time season in the last one to two weeks of each term. Performances times are adjusted (for buses and to fit within the school day) to allow schools, home school groups and early childhood centres to attend as part of their school year.

Call the production office, Youth Theatre enquiries Phone: (09) 486 22 61

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We believe that all children should have the opportunity to have access to live theatre.

Gift a Seat is a platform where you can help put a smile on a child’s face, and let them experience the joys of live theatre.

Gift a Seat allows us to provide a free seats to children from low decile schools, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) and to children and their families from Make-A-Wish (New Zealand).

We’re a charitable trust (administered by The Operating Theatre Trust CC26517) and so you donations are tax deductible.


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Check out our Blog to find out more what our Theatre Company is up to. Stay up to date with the news about various productions, interviews with our cast & crew, take part in our fun competitions or simply get inspired by our crafts & arts activities you can do together with your family.

Zach ‘Hit the Stage’… and TV!

Dec 5, 2017 - by Bridget
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Behind the curtain

Nov 16, 2017 - by Bridget
If you have ever come to one of our shows, you would have enjoyed watching our talented actors and musicians, seen the work of our... Read more

The Santa Claus Show Low Decile schools applications now open!

Oct 24, 2017 - by Bridget
Applications are open to teachers and principals from Low Decile schools to apply for free tickets to The Santa Claus Show. See application for details. Our Gift a... Read more
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