Maintaining the PumpHouse Theatre building and ensuring it is safe for people to use is an ongoing responsibility. Some of this work requires major project funding with fundraising efforts, grant applications and Auckland Council support all needed to achieve our goals.

Current Projects

Becroft Auditorium Seating Upgrade

We’re starting work on a new project to upgrade the Genevieve Becroft Auditorium with new seating, carpet and safety features.  We’ll need to raise just under $200,000 and plan to have everything finished by the middle of 2025.

We’re currently finalising our suppliers and budget before reaching out to key donors and supporters.
Can you help?  Email our Business Manager James Bell on

Past Projects









Courtyard Canopy

Completed in December 2021, our new Courtyard Canopy covers the area between the theatre, amphitheatre, and café buildings, and will provide shelter from Aotearoa’s classic ‘four seasons in one day’ weather for people attending the theatre.

Just under $75,000 was raised for the project with significant contributions from Genevieve Becroft and the Becroft Foundation, and from Milford local and PumpHouse Trust Board member, Peter Baird, plus nearly 1,000 generous supporters who contributed smaller sums by adding a couple of extra dollars when they bought a ticket.

We worked with local North Shore businesses including Shade Systems, Dave Pearson Architects, Brite Sparx Electrical, and Landscape Creations to complete the project.