Dates and times

Gala Opening
Saturday 5th December 5pm

Public Season
Monday 7th December – Tuesday 22nd December 10.30am & 1pm (No shows Friday)

Accessible Performances
NZSL - Saturday 5th December 5pm; Thursday 10th December 10.30am; Saturday 12th December 10.30am

Audio Described - Tuesday 8th December 1pm ( Touch Tour starts at 12pm); Saturday 12th December 1pm (Touch Tour starts at 12pm)

Sensory Relaxed - Tuesday 15th December 1pm


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

Earlybird Price Cut Off Date: 12 pm Monday 23rd November 2020

Educational Groups (Education Season only)
From $12 per person
One free Teacher Ticket per 10 paying children

Additional fees

Each booking attracts a Booking Fee $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

Buy tickets online via the red buttons below.


Tim Bray Theatre Company Presents

The Santa Claus Show by TIM BRAY

Kelly and Alana are best friends and decide to write to Santa Claus. But Kelly sends the longest list of things that a child wants for Christmas that Santa has ever seen. Santa flies Kelly to the North Pole so she can learn for herself the true meaning of Christmas.

Enjoy The Santa Claus Show ’20 with your family, school or early childhood centre – or make a booking to share the spirit of Christmas with your staff, clients and their families. Generous group discounts or book your own exclusive performance.

Now in its 18th year – a magical, traditional Christmas treat.

Costume Parade
Encourage your children to dress up as their favourite character for the onstage Costume parade just prior to the start of the show.

Gift a SeatTM
While you make your booking you may like to donate to our Gift a SeatTM programme. This allows Tim Bray Theatre Company 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.

School Holiday Theatre Workshops

Theatre Workshop, Tim Bray Theatre Company, PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Photo: David Rowland /

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

Children are invited into the daily life of the Tim Bray 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 workshops, visit the Tim Bray Theatre Company website

Running Time

Tim Bray Theatre Company shows are between 50 – 60 minutes long with no interval.

Age Recommendation and Seat Policy

Recommended for 3 -10  years
Children 23 months and under are free if seated on a parent or caregivers knee for the full performance.
Please get register your children at the box office prior to entering the show. You will need to purchase a ticket for children over 23 months or children who require a seat.

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.
  • For large education groups to reserve their seats, please use the booking form below.

School Bookings

  • Your details

  • Education Provider's details

  • Registered *
  • Show Details

  • Number of Tickets

    Include children AND all accompanying adults who will need seats.

    For fire safety reasons all children, including toddlers, attending a performance at The PumpHouse Theatre must have a ticket and a seat of their own. Children under 23 months old may be permitted entry at no charge. They must sit on their parent’s/caregiver’s knee at all times and register at the box office upon arrival.

    You may provide a provisional number initially – i.e, a reasonable estimate of how many seats will be required.

  • Please enter a number from 1 to 174.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 174.
    (all children over the age of 23 months)
  • Please indicate 2 or 3 preferences in case your first preference isn’t available.


Patrick Kelly, Theatreview 2016: "This beautifully told morality story holds true to some important Kiwi values. Little girls Kelly (6) and Alana (3) – originally based on his little nieces who are now fully grown expectant mothers – are eagerly awaiting Santa's arrival. Kelly greedily has made an incredibly long list of toys which she sends to the North Pole. Elfie arranges for Kelly to visit Santa's workshop and help Santa on his sleigh magical ride and along the way teaches her about the importance of generosity and giving."

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