Dates and times

Gala Opening - Premium Price
Sat 16th September, 5:00 pm

Schools, ECCs, and Home School Groups (public also welcome)
Mon 18th September - Fri 22nd September, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

General Public
Sat 23rd September - Sat 7th October, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm; No shows Sunday

Audio Described + Touch Tour
Tue 19th September & Sat 7th October, 1:00 pm

Sensory Relaxed
Thu 21st September (schools only) & Mon 2nd October, 10:30 am

NZ Sign Language Interpreted
Sat 16th September, 5:00 pm
Wed 20th September & Sat 7th October, 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 $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:

Roald Dahl’s The Twits

Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray
Songs by Christine White

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

Book For Education Week Here

Roald Dahl continues to delight readers of all ages, and we’re just as delighted that the Dahl estate has agreed to Tim Bray’s adaptation of this iconic story, with new songs by Christine White.

Giggle and gasp at the antics of Mr. and Mrs. Twit, a hideous and hilarious couple who love to play nasty pranks on each other and their pet monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps. Glass eyeball in your drink anyone? How about worm spaghetti made with real worms? And bird pie made with real … you get it. Ugghh! Luckily, when Mr. Twit tries to create the world’s first Great Upside Down Monkey Circus, the Twits get a dose of their own nasty medicine. A brilliantly entertaining show for Roald Dahl fans of all ages.

“Tim Bray has directed another engaging piece of old-school family theatre… Plenty of clever jokes, stupid jokes, audience participation games, and sing-along numbers make for a fulfilling hour’s theatre.” – Nik Smythe, Theatreview

Photo by Nick Clarke Photography

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 any character from Roald Dahl’s The Twits. 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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