Dates and times

Gala Opening
Saturday 19th September 5pm

Schools, ECCs and Home School Groups (public also welcome)
Monday 21st September– Friday 25th September 10.30am & 1pm

General Public
Saturday 26th September - Saturday 10th October 10.30am & 1pm (No shows Sunday)

Accessible Performances
NZSL - Saturday 19th September 5pm; Thursday 24th September 10.30am; Saturday 26th September 10.30am

Audio Described - Tuesday 22nd September 1pm ( Touch Tour starts at 12pm); Saturday 26th September 1pm (Touch Tour starts at 12pm)

Sensory Relaxed - Monday 28th September 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 7th September 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

Roald Dahl’s The Twits

The delicious creation of Roald Dahl. Mr and Mrs Twit love playing tricks on each other. But then Mr Twit turns his attentions to creating the World’s First Upside-Down Monkey Circus. This mad-cap show encourages the audience to help play their part in freeing Muggle-Wump, the monkey.

Costume Parade (Gala and School Holiday Season only)
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.


Nik Smyth, Theatreview 2008: "These holidays Tim Bray's stalwart family theatre company tackles a gratuitous classic from that post modern hero of children's literature, Roald Dahl. Mr and Mrs Twit are a detestable couple of grumpy sadistic morons best described as 'disgusting'. They hate everything, particularly anything happy or nice, and especially each other. Tim Bray has directed another engaging piece of old-school family theatre (complete with live music and an actual curtain!). Plenty of clever jokes, stupid jokes, audience participation games and sing-along numbers make for a fulfilling hour's theatre. Plus you get to meet the characters as you exit."

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