Dates and times

Gala Opening
Sat 10th April, 5:00 pm

Schools, ECCs and Home School Groups (public also welcome)
Mon 12th April - Fri 16th April, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

General Public
Sat 17th April - Sat 1st May, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm; No shows Sunday


The PumpHouse Theatre


A Reserve
Adult $29, Child $29, Senior $26, Family of 4+ $26 each, Friends of The PumpHouse $26, Group rates available

B Reserve
Adult $26, Child $26, Senior $23, Family of 4+ $23 each, Friends of The PumpHouse $23, Balcony Restricted View $22, Group rates available

Educational Groups
From $12 per person
One free Teacher Ticket per 10 children

Additional fees

Each booking attracts a Booking Fee of $5.00 per booking and a Card Processing Fee of 2.5 percent

Join Friends of The PumpHouse and pay no booking fees on ticket purchases.

How to get tickets

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Celebrating 30 Years (1991 – 2021)

Tim Bray Theatre Company presents

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories

By Margaret Mahy

Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

? Created for Ages: 3-10
⏱ Show Run Time: 50 mins

Accessible performances available:
NZ Sign Language Interpreted
Audio Described
Sensory Relaxed

Celebrating 30 years by bringing two of our cherished shows back to the stage.

“Mother, there is a big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion in the meadow!”

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories brings to life Margaret Mahy’s timeless tales in a magical show that celebrates the wonderment of children’s imagination. Weaving through Mahy’s much-loved stories A Lion in the Meadow, Leaf Magic and The Witch in the Cherry Tree, and her poems Magic and The Reluctant Hero, or Footprints in the Snow, we journey with a young boy on his spellbound adventures. Celebrating the places a youthful imagination can take us, the young boy’s mother misses the magic lost in the tasks of adulthood – a reminder to keep the fires of our imaginations burning.

Featuring a cast of memorable characters and a story brought to life with a live music soundtrack, this fun-filled escapade for the whole family will set imaginations soaring.

“If all the world of magic’s gone,
And witches do not sail the sea
In egg-shells halved, with broom-stick oars –
This world is not the place for me.”

Margaret Mahy, ONZ (1936-2012)

Costume Parade

Dress up in character! We love to see imaginations running wild and encourage our young audience to dress up as their favourite Margaret Mahy character. We will take a moment to show off the costumes onstage with a parade at the start of the performance (Note: School holiday and Saturday shows only).

Accessible Performance Dates

Sensory Relaxed Performances:

Thursday 15 April at 10:30 am

Monday 26 April at 1:00 pm

Audio Described Performances:

Tuesday 13 April – 12:00 pm Touch Tour, 1:00 pm show

Saturday 1 May at 12:00 pm Touch Tour, 1:00 pm show

NZ Sign Language Interpreted Performances:

Wednesday 14 April at 10:30 am

Saturday 1 May at 10:30 am

Gift a Seat

When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ).

Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre.

Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517)

Auckland’s leading theatre for children

Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award

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