Covid-19 – What we are doing about it at The PumpHouse Theatre

LAST UPDATED: Monday 23 March 2020, 4:00 pm

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Following Government guidance we will close The PumpHouse building today at 5:00 pm.  Staff will be available for the next four weeks by email and phone.

Please email for information about tickets for upcoming shows.

Status of upcoming shows & events at The PumpHouse Theatre:

  • Shakespeare’s Will – Cancelled
  • Black Grace – Verses – Cancelled
  • Greedy Cat (Education and Public Seasons) – Cancelled
  • Creative Talk with Tanya M. Wheeler – Cancelled
  • Creative Talk with Roman Rudnytsky – Cancelled
  • Shirley Valentine – Postponed to May 2021
  • Creative Talk with Anne Rimmer – Pending

Staying Safe

What we are doing for you:

  • We are disinfecting the entire theatre and all surfaces, including Front of House, backstage, theatre seats and seat arms, all in addition to our regular cleaning cycles after each performance
  • We are reminding our staff and hirers (including performers and backstage crew) about safe and hygienic event practices.

What we expect and hope for from you:

  • If you are feeling unwell, please return home and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines.
  • If you have been overseas OR in contact with anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days, please return home.
  • Please practise social distancing and abandon traditional hand, hugging and kissing greetings.
  • Please take note of the Ministry of Health Covid-19 prevention reminder posters throughout The PumpHouse Theatre.
  • We will be checking that each person entering our theatre is well and of good health. Please don’t be offended if we ask you to leave.
  • To avoid any unnecessary contact, we will be going cashless at the box office, so please ensure you book tickets online or have your Eftpos card ready to go.

If you are concerned or have questions please don’t hesitate to email us at

Ngā mihi nui.

Wash your hands as vigorously as Lady Macbeth

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