The PumpHouse Theatre is located in Killarney Park on Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland.

Formerly a water pumping station, The PumpHouse supplied water to North Shore’s early settlers. In 1983, it was listed as a Category II Historic Building under The New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

In the 1970s, the building was saved from demolition by local residents and converted into a performing arts theatre. Administered by The North Shore Theatre Arts Trust, it operates as a programmed venue for hire for the performing arts.

To learn more about our organisation and what we do, you can download The North Shore Theatre and Arts Trust – Annual Report 2015-16.

You can find out more about the history of The PumpHouse Theatre on our History Page.


Our History

Find out about the history of our 110-year-old building from water pumping station to performing arts venue.

The Team

Meet our Patron, the Trust Board and staff who work at The PumpHouse Theatre.

The Board

The North Shore Theatre and Arts Trust Board The PumpHouse Theatre is administered by the North Shore Theatre and Arts […]


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Children's Theatre

The PumpHouse is a great place for Children’s Theatre. Tim Bray Productions have great shows from kids every school holidays, […]

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