Tim Bray Theatre – Hit the Stage!

Date: July 6th, 2020 - July 10th, 2020

A 5 day creative escape for children 8-12 years, during the school holidays. Create a unique piece of theatre to perform for friends and family on The PumpHouse Theatre stage!


The PumpHouse Theatre, 2a Manurere Avenue, Takapuna
Monday 6 July – Friday 10 July 2020, 9.00-3.00pm  (performance at 5.30pm on *Friday 10th)
For students 7-10 years


Under the direction of the Tim Bray Youth Theatre creative team, students will have the opportunity to explore their performance skills, build confidence, and create a unique piece of theatre, ready to ‘Hit the Stage!’ at the end of the week with a free entry performance for family and friends.

They will learn the creative and practical skills of devising and rehearsing a show with Tim Bray Youth Theatre professional tutors. The week is designed to build the young actor’s confidence and skill, incorporating aspects of stagecraft such as ensemble work, voice, movement, improvisation, characterisation, even singing and script work if required in the show. Fun and laughter are an essential part of the workshop as our young performers experience what it takes to get a show from the rehearsal floor to the bright lights of the stage.

Families are invited to watch the final performance at 5.30pm on the Friday evening at the venue.

*On Friday you may collect your child at 3pm as usual and return them at 4.30pm to prepare for the show OR your child may remain at the venue in our care until the show begins. If your child is to remain, please ensure they have food and drink to eat before the show. Please let us know by signing the sheet on Thursday.

Cost: $320.00 (inc GST) per child

Sibling Discount: For each additional brother or sister, pay just $288.00 (inc GST)


Visit the Tim Bray Productions website for further information and to book.

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