Dates and times

Gala Opening - Premium Price
Sat 2nd December, 5:00 pm

General Public & School Groups
Mon 4th December - Fri 22nd December, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm; No shows Sunday

Audio Described + Touch Tour
Tue 5th December & Sat 16th December, 1:00 pm

Sensory Relaxed
Thu 7th December (schools only) & Mon 18th December, 10:30 am

NZ Sign Language Interpreted
Sat 2nd December, 5:00 pm
Wed 6th December & Sat 16th December, 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

Additional fees

Each booking attracts a Booking Fee of $6.00 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 Santa Claus Show ‘23

by Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

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

Tim Bray Theatre Company presents our hugely popular family favourite, The Santa Claus Show, back for its 19th season and more lovable than ever! Written in 1991 and now New Zealand’s best-selling Christmas show, this unmissable experience tells a merry tale about finding the true meaning of Christmas, with special guest appearances from Santa’s chief elf and Mr. Claus himself.

Join Kelly and Alana on their epic adventure dashing through the snow to the North Pole, singing and laughing all the way. Bring your little elves along (and big ones too) and get ready for a jolly entertaining Christmas show!

“The Santa Claus Show and Tim Bray are the gifts that keep on giving. What Tim Bray is to Children’s Theatre, the All Blacks are to Rugby: one of New Zealand’s national treasures.” – Patrick Kelly, Theatreview

“This is a hugely enjoyable, well-acted, and produced show, guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas.” – Jodi Yeats, Stuff

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 Christmas 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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