Auckland’s leading theatre for children

Upcoming Shows

2019 Season Subscription Packages


Enjoy a year full of theatre for children by choosing a 3 or 4 show subscription package. 4 shows with A Reserve seats at the unbeatable price of  $84 and 3 shows at only $63.

The Santa Claus Show ’19


Gala: Saturday 30– Saturday 30 November 5pm

Full Season : Monday 02– Saturday 21 December 10.30am and 1pm daily


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.

The Little Yellow Digger

BY: BETTY and ALAN GILDERDALE, Adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY, Songs by CHRISTINE WHITE

Gala: Saturday 21– Saturday 21 September 5pm

Term Time: Monday 23– Friday 27 September 10.30am and 1pm daily

School Holidays: Saturday 28– Saturday 12 October 10.30am and 2pm


Based on the series of children’s picture books about The Little Yellow Digger by Betty and Alan Gilderdale. When the little yellow digger gets stuck in the mud, a range of bigger diggers are sent to finish the job…plus other fun adventures of this tenacious machine.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

BY: MICHAEL ROSEN, adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY

Gala: Saturday 29– Saturday 29 June 5pm

Term Time: Monday 01– Friday 05 July 10.30am and 1pm daily

School Holidays: Saturday 06– Saturday 20 July 10.30am and 2pm


For brave hunters and bear-lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury…

Follow and join in the family’s excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!

The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate

BY: MARGARET MAHY, adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY, songs by CHRISTINE WHITE

Gala: Saturday 06– Saturday 06 April 5pm

Term Time: Monday 08– Friday 12 April 10.30am and 1pm daily

School Holidays: Saturday 13– Sunday 28 April 10.30am and 2pm


The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate tells the story of Sam, an ordinary man who wears an ordinary suit and who works in an ordinary office. But his mother is an extraordinary mother – she’s a pirate and yearns to see the sea again.

Gift a Seat

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
  • 2018 Season

    Enjoy a season full of theatre for children by choosing a subscription of any 3 or 4 of our shows in 2018

  • 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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Gift a Seat

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). All donations are tax deductible.


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Latest News

Tim Bray Theatre Company is recognised as Auckland’s leading theatre for children.

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.

Meet the cast of Badjelly the Witch

Sep 28, 2018 - by Rachael
We're delighted to introduce the talented cast for Badjelly the Witch. Jacob Dale (Tim) Jacob is a graduate of Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School and... Read more

Pippi Longstocking lands in Takapuna…all the way from London!

Mar 21, 2018 - by Rachael
Auckland’s leading theatre for children, Tim Bray Productions, presents Pippi Longstocking at The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna from 7-28 April. First staged by Tim Bray Productions... Read more

You can Gift a Seat to a child in need

Feb 26, 2018 - by Rachael
Hopefully, if you're reading this, you know that here at Tim Bray Productions we produce 4 children's theatre shows at The PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna.... Read more
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