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

Formerly a water pumping station that from 1905 supplied Lake Pupuke water to North Shore’s early settlers, in 1983 it was listed as a Category II Historic Building under the protection of The New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

In the 1970s the buildings were saved from demolition by local residents then converted into a theatre and arts centre. Administered by The North Shore Theatre Arts Trust and operates as a programmed venue for hire for the performing arts and other types of staged events.

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.

Our People

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


Read regular updates from behind the scenes at The PumpHouse Theatre.


Learn the answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked.


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