Dates and times

Fri, Sept 15 - 9:00pm


The Coal Bunker at The PumpHouse


Adult $25.00
Senior (65+) $18.00
Student $18.00
Friends of The PumpHouse $18.00
Equity Member $18.00
Unwaged $18.00
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.

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

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 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.

The first rule of Knife Fight is… BOOK EARLY!

Late Night Knife Fight was created in 2016 by Jennifer O’Sullivan and is a beloved staple of the Pōneke (Wellington) theatre scene, running continuously since 2016! Produced in Tamaki Makaurau by Rebecca Stubbing and by Locomotive in Pōneke.

Full title history and more available at

⏰ 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.