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Play Inspired By The Māori And Pasifika Workers At Iconic NZ Crockery Factory

Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 6:21 pm | Te Pou Theatre

A new heartwarming play inspired by the Māori and Pasifika workers at Crown Lynn, the iconic Kiwi crockery factory in Auckland, will debut at Te Pou Theatre in May. The Handlers , written by Māori/Afro-Caribbean playwright Poata Alvie McKree and ... More >>

Young Māori Playwrights Explore Topics From UFOs To Professional Wrestling

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 8:33 am | Te Pou Theatre

An insight into professional wrestling, a teen struggling with his sexuality and a fascination with aliens, the world of commercialism, and a young urban Māori trying to connect with her culture are four diverse topics explored in a season of theatre ... More >>

13 Māori And Pacific Playwrights Showcase New Work At Kōanga Festival

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 5:47 pm | Te Pou Theatre

The presentation of new work from 13 Māori and Pacific playwrights will be the highlight of this year’s Kōanga Festival at Te Pou Theatre in Tāmaki Makaurau in September. In its ninth year, the annual Kōanga Festival at Te Pou will celebrate ... More >>

Open Day Highlights Māori Theatre And Circus Performance

Friday, 26 May 2023, 11:58 am | Te Pou Theatre

Two professional performing arts companies – Te Pou Theatre, the home of Māori theatre in Auckland, and The Dust Palace, New Zealand’s leading circus theatre company – are combining forces for a Māori Performing Arts Open Day to showcase ... More >>

Māori Stand-up Comics Unite To Raise Funds For Cyclone Victims

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 3:01 pm | Te Pou Theatre

A Shortland Street actor, an award-winning journalist, and a father-and-daughter comedy duo walks into a bar. No, this isn’t a joke. It’s the line-up of some of the Māori stand-up comedians who are joining forces to raise funds for whānau ... More >>

Debate Over Women Speaking On Marae Inspires Theatre Show

Friday, 10 March 2023, 12:33 pm | Te Pou Theatre

The celebration of wāhine Māori is the theme of the new Te Pou Theatre show, Kōpū; a showcase of music and theatre that pays tribute to our nannies, mothers, and aunties and was developed in response to National MP Judith Collins’ criticism of women ... More >>

“Place Of Belonging” - Opening Of New Māori Theatre

Friday, 27 January 2023, 9:10 am | Te Pou Theatre

<img src="" width="720" height="480"> About 200 people were early risers and weathered the rain this morning to support the traditional dawn ceremony ... More >>

Premiere Of Award-winning Play To Showcase The Best In Māori Talent

Tuesday, 10 January 2023, 10:12 am | Te Pou Theatre

An array of highly profiled Māori personalities will bring to the stage an award-winning play written by actor Tainui Tukiwaho and his five tamariki during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2021. Hemo is Home will premiere in March at Te Pou Theatre, the home of Māori ... More >>

Kōanga Festival 2021 Adopts Hybrid Model

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 2:11 pm | Te Pou Theatre

Te Pou Theatre presents KŌANGA FESTIVAL September 23 – October 9, 2021 Te Pou Theatre are delighted to confirm that their annual Kōanga Festival will go ahead in 2021, adopting a hybrid model to encompass both digital offerings and in-person ... More >>

Sport And Theatre Collide In New Māori Legend Show For The Holidays

Monday, 21 June 2021, 9:12 am | Te Pou Theatre

Te Pou Theatre presents TE MAHI Ā RAHI Written & Directed by Tainui Tukiwaho Take your whānau on a journey back through time with Te Mahi Ā Rahi , an interactive retelling of the legend of Rahi and Tiara, at Te Pou Theatre from July 14 - 17 . ... More >>

Front Yard Theatre for Isolated People of Tāmaki Makaurau

Monday, 11 May 2020, 8:39 am | Te Pou Theatre

Te Pou Theatre has found a creative new way to bring live performance to the most vulnerable in our communities – particularly our elders, koroua and kuia. Curating two travelling performance groups to take uplifting 10 minute music and storytelling ... More >>

New Wave of Young Creatives in Rangatahi Season 2019

Monday, 30 September 2019, 1:38 pm | Te Pou Theatre


Kōanga Festival: Māori Theatre is on the Move

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 3:48 pm | Te Pou Theatre

Te Pou, Auckland’s home for Māori Theatre, is shifting house! In a bold move, Te Pou will in September take up a new residency at Henderson’s Corban Estate Arts Centre. This revolutionary new partnership will enable the company to spread its ... More >>

Finding a Seat in Four Languages - Ionesco’s 'The Chairs'

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:04 am | Te Pou Theatre

What difference does language make? This July, the play Les Chaises (The Chairs), by Eugène Ionesco will be presented in four consecutive seasons, in English, Te Reo Māori, Samoan and Cantonese. Led by experienced theatremakers, each production ... More >>




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