Theatre Community Rallies Together During Floods

In a somewhat eerie reflection of 50-something years ago, when a community of theatre lovers rallied together to save The PumpHouse from demolition and turn it into the thriving arts venue we all know and love today, we are now seeing a repeat of this hard work and community comradery as our theatre community comes together to clean up our beautiful brick lady in the aftermath of severe flooding.

Thespians are resilient folk – they deal with more rejection than many other professions. They are accustomed to hard work, long hours, and keeping spirits high within their cast, their crew, their community, which inevitably becomes whānau.

Our team has not only been cleaning, mopping, drying, and salvaging what they can at the theatre, but also dealing with cancelled Shakespeare shows which result in a hefty amount of behind the scenes work including transfers, refunds, and ensuring our audience feel safe, loved, and listened to during this time.

On behalf of the entire team, I’d like to thank you all for your patience and support. It means the world!

We all hope you and yours are safe and dry. See you soon to create more memories at the theatre!

To find out which Shakespeare in the Park performances have been cancelled due to the flooding, click here.

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