Phone: +09 486 2261

Download our 2017 Educational Season poster here.

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.

  • Morning shows – 10:30am (shows approx one hour long)
  • Afternoon shows – 1pm (shows approx one hour long)

Substantial discounts for groups from schools, early childhood centres, and home school groups are available and there is a range of special “perks” to help add to the education experience:

  • Free Teachers’ Resource Guide
    • Packed with cross-curricula activity ideas to do in the classroom before and after your visit to the show.
    • These guides are created by Rosemary Tisdall, trained teacher and children’s literature consultant – Getting Kids into Books
  • Theatre Workshops
    • Anchored around the performance and tailored to the themes of the specific show.
    • Activities include storytelling and drama activities, backstage tours, and a Q & A session with cast and director.
    • Morning or afternoon sessions available for an additional fee.
  • Question & Answer Session with the Cast and Crew
    • Available on various shows – this is designed for groups that may be short on time, or for larger groups that would not be so suited to the Theatre Workshops.
    • Students gain insight into the workings of the theatre and what it’s like to be part of a professional theatre company.
  • Or, we can come to you    –     In-school Theatre Workshops
    • Our tutors and actors can come to your school or early childhood centre to lead sessions for your children in Drama, Improvisation, Singing, Movement and Story Devising.
    • Programmed to suit your project’s needs.
    • Or we could come to talk to your class or school about how our productions for children are created.

2017 Ticket pricing for large school and early childhood centre groups only.

(NB: Theatre Workshops and Q & A session are an additional fee (price on application dependent on numbers involved and details of Theatre Workshop required)

  • 50 – 190 seats: $12 each
  • 20 – 49 seats: $13.50 each
  • 20 seats – $19.50 to $25.00 (as public pricing)

NB:  Maximum of 174 seats per session (Note though that we can seat an additional 16 teachers and adults in the balcony seats – rows X and Y – as these 16 seats are unsuitable for children due to restricted viewing).

The PumpHouse Theatre supports our outreach to schools and early childhood centres.

To make general enquiries about the shows, Theatre Workshops and Q&A sessions in our Educational Seasons please contact the Tim Bray Productions’ office phone: 09486-2261 or email:

To make a booking for our Educational Shows click here to start and complete the booking process or email (NB: A PumpHouse Theatre $5 booking fee applies for online purchases. A $20 booking fee applies for all bookings where payment by invoice is required.)

Free tickets for low decile schools:

Each term we apply for funding to be able to offer free or subsidised tickets to low decile schools (Decile 1 – 3) to attend our productions.  Please note that this is dependent on the success of our grant applications.

Also, some of our audience graciously donates towards this cause when they book their tickets.

In 2016, funding was kindly provided by the Becroft Foundation, Sargood Bequest, Youthtown and Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Trust to support this outreach, meaning that annually more than 1,000 children have been able to take up the opportunity to see our shows, thank you.

To register your interest in low-decile free tickets please email us at  // Your school will be added to the notification list for applications when they occur.

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 — Lexie Matheson