Maintaining the PumpHouse Theatre building and ensuring it is safe for people to use is an ongoing responsibility. Some of this work requires major project funding with fundraising efforts, grant applications and Auckland Council support all needed to achieve our goals.

Below are some of the projects we are currently working on.

Air Conditioning

Over the years many of our patrons and performers have told us that the main auditorium can be either too hot, or too cold – but very rarely just right.

We have an air circulation system but this only brings in air from the outside so if it’s hot and stuffy outside then hot and stuffy air comes into the theatre.

We’re working with local suppliers to develop a plan that would see the existing system retrofitted to include air-conditioning. Our initial estimate is that this project will cost around $40,000.00.

To fund the project we are holding fundraising events such as movie nights and Christmas Carols, we are asking for donations from patrons when they book tickets, and we are applying for grant funding from appropriate sources. To make a dent in our fundraising target we really need your help.

To make a one-off cash donation, click the make a donation button below. To discuss other options for supporting these projects please call our Business Manager on 09 486 2386 or email james@pumphouse.co.nz

Make a donation We’re about 10% of the way there.


Amphitheatre Improvements

Our beautiful outdoor amphitheatre was built over 20 years ago by a group of dedicated volunteers. It’s a wonderful venue for Shakespeare in the Park and outdoor concerts.

Unfortunately 20 years of winters have taken their toll. Some of the seating needs to be replaced, some of the storage areas leak and the back garden area is overgrown and needs some urgent landscaping.

With support from the Department of Corrections and Friends of The PumpHouse to supply the labour, we expect this project to cost about $10,000.

To make a one-off cash donation, click the make a donation button below. To discuss other options for supporting these projects please call our Business Manager on 09 486 2386 or email james@pumphouse.co.nz

Make a donation We’re about 5% of the way there.

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