Dates and times

Sat, Dec 3 - 9:00pm


The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse


Adult $25.00
Senior (65+) $18.00
Student $18.00
Equity Member $18.00
Unwaged $18.00
Friends of The PumpHouse $16.50
Superstar Supporter $40.00

Additional fees

Booking Fee $5.00 per booking
Card Processing Fee 2.5%

How to get tickets

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The improv show where three teams face off in a battle for glory, honour, and the audience’s favour. The winner returns in the headline spot next month, while the losers wail and gnash their teeth… We bring the knives. You bring the judgement.

Your December MC is the wonderful Steven Lyons, stand-up comedian and improv superstar at large. December’s headline act will be announced following the October Knife Fight.

Late Night Knife Fight is a beloved staple of the Pōneke (Wellington) theatre scene, running continuously since 2016! This Spring, the knives and the fights are coming to Tāmaki Makaurau for the first time!

Late Night Knife Fight was created in 2016 by Jennifer O’Sullivan and is produced by Locomotive in Pōneke.

The Knife Fight is a joyful proving ground for improvisers creating new work and ensembles, offering development, coaching, and collaboration across companies and styles. An opportunity to catch the next big thing in improv before it takes flight. Work presented at LNKF has gone on to full seasons and festivals, including RAW! ASMR (Auckland Fringe 2022), Two Dope Teens (winner: Best Improv Nelson Fringe 2018), The History Boy (nominated: Outstanding Solo Performer NZ Fringe 2021), and many more!

Full title history and more available at

The first rule of Knife Fight is… BOOK EARLY!

⏰ Run Time: 90min

???? This event is General Admission, which means you cannot pre-book a specific seat. You can choose where to sit when you enter the theatre.