A wonderful birthday celebration

Thank you for coming

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our birthday celebrations during May.

It was great to catch up with many of the people involved in saving the old pump house from demolition and establishing the The PumpHouse Theatre at a very special cocktail function held in their honour.

We were thrilled to have Max and Sue Golding perform during the evening. Max was the first person to speak from the newly built stage at the very first production held in the theatre in 1977.

Around 2,000 people came down to enjoy the open day and backstage tours, and the evening showcase, featuring some of the incredibly talented performers who now use The PumpHouse, was a sell-out.

We couldn’t have done it without the army of volunteers, local theatre groups and businesses who pitched in with their time and sponsorship – thank you so much.

Check out some of the photos from the day below


A new portrait for our birthday

The new photo at the top of this page (and also on our Facebook page) comes courtesy of North Shore photographer Tim Butler-Jones.

Tim was at The PumpHouse doing a photo shoot for a client and very kindly agreed to do a couple of extra shots for us to use.

We think they are great, and really capture the autumn atmosphere of the lake and the park. Keep and eye on our website for more of Tim’s work.

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