Dates and times

Fri, Apr 26 - 9:00pm


The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse


Adult $23.00
Friends of The PumpHouse $18.00
Senior (65+) $18.00
Student $18.00
Equity Member $18.00
Unwaged $18.00
Local Artist Super Supporter $40.00

Additional fees

Booking Fee $6.00 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… We bring the knives. You bring the judgment.

We are thrilled to be back in the Coal Bunker for another season of late night comedy staple Late Night Knife Fight.

The Knife Fight is a joyful proving ground for improvisers creating new work and ensembles. It’s your chance to see 4 shows in one and catch the next big thing before it’s even off the ground. Each show features 3 dueling acts and one headliner (the winner of the previous show).

Knife Fight offers development, coaching, and collaboration for improv performers across companies and styles. It’s a truly unique and powerful place in Tāmaki Makaurau’s theatre landscape. Work presented at LNKF has gone on to full seasons and festivals, including 100 Things (Dunedin Fringe 2024), Post-Apocalyptic Bard (Auckland Improv Fest 2023), 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!

Teams will be announced closer to the show date. Keep an eye on our socials and for team announcements!

The first rule of Knife Fight is… BOOK EARLY!

⏰ Run Time: 90min with an interval

💡 This event is in The Coal Bunker Studio and is General Admission, which means you cannot pre-book a specific seat. You can choose where to sit when you enter the theatre.