Gift a Seat™ is a platform, where you can help a child experience the joys of live theatre and put a smile on their face.

We give you  the unique opportunity to sponsor children from low decile schools, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of New Zealand) and families from Make-A-Wish (New Zealand) to come and attend our shows at no cost. Having an opportunity to experience live theatre is a life-enriching experience some children will never have without Gift a Seat™.

Upcoming Shows

Greedy Cat

“Greedy Cat sat by the big fridge door. Meow! Meow! Meow! He wanted more.” New Zealand’s most famous cat appears live on stage in a delightful, funny and furry show. Based on many of Joy Cowley’s much-loved early reader books.

The Magic Faraway Tree

Enid Blyton’s favourite and much-loved stories come to life on stage. When Jo, Fanny and Bessie move to the country they’re amazed to find an enormous tree with many strange lands inhabited by magical characters such as Dame Washalot, Saucepan Man and Moon-face. Pulling from the various books in THE FARAWAY TREE series, you and your children will love this magical show.

The Twits

The delicious creation of Roald Dahl. Mr and Mrs Twit love playing tricks on each other. But then Mr Twit turns his attentions to creating the World’s First Upside-Down Monkey Circus. This mad-cap show encourages the audience to help play their part in freeing Muggle-Wump, the monkey.

The Santa Claus Show ’20

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.

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