Pirate Poster

Dates and times

Gala Opening
Sat 6th April 5:00pm

Schools, ECCs and Home School (public welcome)
Mon 8th - Fri 12th April, 10:30am and 1:00pm

General Public
Sat 13th - Sun 28th April, 10:30 am and 2:00 pm
No show Good Friday, Easter Monday or ANZAC Day

Break A Leg!
Explore the Magic of Live Theatre
Half day or full day holiday workshops for children 5-13 yrs
15th - 18th April 9am–3pm


The PumpHouse Theatre


A Reserve
Adult $28, Child $28, Senior $25, Family $25 each, Friends of The PumpHouse $25, Group rates available

B Reserve
Adult $25, Child $25, Senior $22, Family $22 each, Friends of The PumpHouse $22, Balcony Restricted View $22, Group rates available

Educational Groups
From $12 per person
One free Teacher Ticket per 10 children
Includes Teachers Resource Guide

Additional fees

Each booking attracts a Booking Fee $5.00 per booking and a Card Processing Fee of 2.5 percent

Avoid booking fees by joining Friends of The PumpHouse

How to get tickets

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The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate

by MARGARET MAHY. Adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY. Songs by CHRISTINE WHITE.

Ahoy me’ hearties! Margaret Mahy’s rollicking and funny pirate adventure, makes for a brilliant family outing.

The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate tells the story of Sam, an ordinary man who wears an ordinary suit and who works in an ordinary office. But his mother is an extraordinary mother – she’s a pirate and yearns to see the sea again.

Costume Parade: Encourage your children to dress up as their favourite character from The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate for the onstage Costume Parade just prior to the start of the holiday shows.

Gift a Seat
While you make your booking you may like to donate to our Gift a Seat programme. This allows Tim Bray Productions to offer a free seat to a child from a low decile school, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) or Make-A-Wish (NZ). Help a child to smile for a while and allowing all children to have the opportunity to have access to and enjoy live theatre.

Accessible Performances
NZSL Interpreted Performance: Thurs 11th April at 10:30am
Audio Described Performance and Touch Tour: Tuesday 9th April, 12.00pm Touch Tour and 2.00pm show
Saturday 13th April 1.00pm Touch Tour and 2.00pm show (Public performance)

Break A Leg!
Explore the Magic of Live Theatre
Half day or full day holiday workshops for children 5-13 years old.

Theatre Workshop, Tim Bray Productions, Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Photo: David Rowland / One-Image.com

Is your child a budding actor, director, stage manager, or theatre technician?

Children are invited into the daily life of the Tim Bray Productions’ theatre company. Our tutors, cast and crew guide them in a hands-on adventure inside the theatre itself, including a ticket to the 10.30 am performance of the current show. Have fun learning basic stagecraft through theatre games, quizzing actors and stage crew about the performance they have just seen, learning about the role of lighting and sound, and touring backstage with the stage manager who reveals the unseen work that makes a show successful.

For more information on these popular Half and Full Day Theatre Workshops, visit the Tim Bray Theatre Company website.

Booking For Schools

  • Free teacher ticket for every 10 children
  • Discounts available for schools, Home School and early childhood centre groups starting at $12
  • Free Teachers’ Resource Guide, on booking, packed full of cross-curricula activities for before and after your visit to the theatre
  • Accessible performances: In the Educational Season Tim Bray Theatre Company offer a NZ Sign Language interpreted performance and an Audio Described performance. See www.timbray.org.nz for times.
  • For large education groups to reserve their seats, please use the booking form here.

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