Dates and times

Gala Opening - Premium Price
Sat 21st September, 5:00 pm

Schools, ECCs, and Home School Groups (public also welcome)
Mon 23rd September - Fri 27th September, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

General Public
Sat 28th September - Sat 12th October, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm; No shows Sunday

Audio Described + Touch Tour
Tue 24th September at 10:30 & Sat 28th September, 1:00 pm

Sensory Relaxed
Wed 25th September (schools only) & Mon 30th September, 10:30 am

NZ Sign Language Interpreted
Sat 21st September, 5:00 pm
Thu 26th September & Sat 12th October, 10:30 am


The PumpHouse Theatre


Early Bird Special
1:00 pm shows on Sat 28 September, Mon 30 September, Tue 1 October & Wed 2 October
All tickets $32

A Reserve
Adult $37.50, Child $37.50, Senior $32.50, Family of 4+ $32.50 each, Group Rates Available

B Reserve
Adult $35, Child $35, Senior $30, Family of 4+ $32 each, Group Rates Available

Access Tickets
For Deaf, Blind, disabled, and neurodivergent audience members $28, Companion ticket $28

Educational Groups
Please email for more info on pricing and school group bookings

Additional fees

Each booking attracts a Booking Fee of $6.00 per booking and a Card Processing Fee of 2.5%

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

How to get tickets

Public bookings can be made by clicking the red button below

School or educational group bookings can be made by emailing

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Tim Bray Theatre Company presents:

Mrs Wishy-Washy

by Joy Cowley
Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

Created for ages: 3 – 8
⏱ Show Run Time: approx. 50 – 60min, no interval

Book For The Education Week Here

Scrub-a-Dub with Mrs Wishy-Washy

“Oh, lovely mud!” exclaim Mrs Wishy-Washy’s farm animals Cow, Duck, and Pig. These beloved characters from Joy Cowley’s series of picture books are about to come to life in a hilarious stage performance by Tim Bray Theatre Company. While the animals just love getting mucky, Mrs Wishy-Washy is determined to keep them spotless for the Big Farm Fair.

In this funny farmyard adventure, audiences will be treated to comical chaos as Mrs Wishy-Washy attempts to give her muddy animal buddies a good scrub. This tale teaches valuable lessons about determination, friendship and the consequences of one’s actions, while offering plenty of opportunities to enjoy some good, clean, laugh-out loud fun.

“Mrs Wishy-Washy is more than just a comfortable hour-long dalliance in the theatre. It is a fine addition to children’s theatre repertoire and it does Joy Cowley proud on every level. It’s well worth a visit, but get in quick because it’s bound to sell out.” – Lexie Matheson, Theatreview

✨ For NZSL Interpreted, Audio Described, and Sensory Relaxed performance dates and accessibility resources, head to

Costume Parade

Dress up in character! We love to see imaginations running wild and encourage our young audience to dress up as their favourite Mrs. Wishy-Washy characters. We will take a moment to show off the costumes onstage with a parade at the start of the performance.

Gift a Seat®

You can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre through donating to Gift a Seat®. Through the Gift a Seat® programme, Tim Bray Theatre Company offers free seats to children from schools that need support. We also offer free seats to specialist schools, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education and BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), as well as families from Make-A-Wish (NZ).

Tim Bray Theatre Company

Tim Bray Theatre Company is Auckland’s leading theatre for children and was awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award. This organisation is administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517).

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