Dates and times

Gala Opening - Premium Price
Sat 1st April, 5:00 pm

Schools, ECCs, and Home School Groups (public also welcome)
Mon 3rd April - Thu 6th April, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm
No shows Good Friday 7th April

General Public
Sat 8th April - Sat 22nd April, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm; No shows Sunday

Audio Described + Touch Tour
Tue 4th April & Sat 22nd April, 1:00 pm

Sensory Relaxed
Thu 6th April (schools only) & Mon 17th April, 10:30 am

NZ Sign Language Interpreted
Sat 1st April, 5:00 pm
Wed 5th April & Sat 22nd April, 10:30 am


The PumpHouse Theatre


A Reserve
Adult $35, Child $35, Senior $31, Family of 4 + $31 each, Group Rates Available

B Reserve
Adult $32, Child $32, Senior $28, Family of 4 + $28 each, Group Rates Available

Access Tickets
For Deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent audience members $25, Companion ticket $25

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

Special discounted pricing available for season passes to the 2023 shows, more info here

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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Tim Bray Theatre Company presents:

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

by Ronda and David Armitage
Adapted by Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

Created for Ages: 5-10
⏱ Show Run Time: 60min

Book For Education Week Here

Don’t miss this much-loved New Zealand stage adventure, where high seas, high adventure, and hi-jinks abound. Back by popular demand, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch is a story made for audience enjoyment, featuring an operating lighthouse, a seaworthy vessel, and an enormous rescue at sea!

Born from the pages of Ronda and David Armitage’s three children’s books, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Rescue, and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Tea, this iconic Kiwi show will have audiences of all ages singing along, joining in the fun and marvelling at its mystery, adventure, and humour.

“It’s worth simply reiterating how entertaining and worthwhile this show is for all ages – some parents were as vocal as the kiddies! …another terrific holiday event from the master and his team.” – Nik Smythe, Theatreview

Based on The Lighthouse Keeper series of books by Ronda and David Armitage © 1994, 2001

Photo by David Rowland /

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 Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch characters. We will take a moment to show off the costumes onstage with a parade at the start of the performance.

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 Company to offer free seats to children from schools that apply to the programme, 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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