Planning for our 40th anniversary celebrations

The PumpHouse Theatre 40th Anniversary Planning Meeting

The PumpHouse Theatre 40th Anniversary Planning Meeting

We were thrilled at the turn out on Monday, 20 June from those who have stories to share about the history of The PumpHouse.

Next year will be the 40th anniversary of the theatre’s opening and we’re busily collecting photos, newspaper clippings, newsletters and memories from anyone with something to share.

At today’s meeting we heard about shovelling coal and selling it to fund the restoration, and the much-loved PumpHouse picnics. Some of the stars of the first ever music stage at The PumpHouse, Electra, were on hand to reminisce.

It was great to see so many familiar faces all keen to share and get involved.

As we get closer to our anniversary date on 18th and 19th May 2017, we hope to publish a book of photos and memories and create a short video of interviews. Lots of people have recommended we take a look at the possibility of Amazon publishing, considering they are a popular place to purchase books nowadays. All advice is welcome!

Do you have something to share? Give Julia a call on 09 486 2386 or email

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