Takapuna Directory

The PumpHouse Theatre

Killarney Park, Lake Pupuke
2A Manurere Avenue Takapuna

09 4862386


The PumpHouse Theatre is located in Killarney Park on the shore of Lake Pupuke in Takapuna, Auckland.

Formerly a water pumping station that from 1905 supplied Lake Pupuke water to North Shore’s early settlers, in 1983 it was listed as a Category II Historic Building under the protection of The New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

In the 1970s the buildings were saved from demolition by local residents then converted into a theatre and arts centre. In the early 1990s, an Amphitheatre was added to the complex behind the cafe enabling outdoor productions to be performed in summer.

The PumpHouse operates as a programmed venue for hire for the performing arts and other types of staged events with a strong focus on encouraging community participation in the performing arts.

The theatre calendar offers diverse fare, ranging from plays, musicals, dance, traditional outdoor Summer Shakespeare, stand-up comedy and concerts to psychic mediums, book launches, seminars, workshops, poetry and play readings.

The French Rendez-vous Cafe at The PumpHouse is Auckland's only lakeside restaurant. French chefs and staff serve classic and casual French fare to a busy lunch time crowd as well as servicing evening diners and theatre patrons. The cafe can be booked for functions. Bookings are essential for dinner.