To understand the power, the importance, of children’s theatre watch children at a Tim Bray Theatre Company show. This is not a passive amusement. On the edge of their seats, these children are immersed: transported, joyful, fearful, anticipating, calling out, cheering. Precisely as intended, they are playing their part in the performance. Engaging their imaginations.
Established in 1991, Tim Bray Theatre Company is Aotearoa’s longest running professional children’s theatre company. Dedicated to inspiring audiences through the power of imagination, by making theatre for children aged 3 to 10 years and their families.
For 32 years, Tim Bray Theatre Company has created original stage shows based on acclaimed local and international children’s books. With a history of innovation and excellence, in 2020 they have been acknowledged by Arts Access Aotearoa for their contribution to creating accessible theatre for all, an indispensable asset to Auckland.
Tim Bray Theatre Company has delivered 100 original productions, toured New Zealand and to Edinburgh, performed to the The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall To celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee in 2012 and reached hundreds of thousands of children. We now have adults who attended our shows when they were children, bringing their own children to our shows.
Alongside Tim Bray Theatre Company’s theatre productions is the company’s deep commitment to creative learning and social outreach through their Youth Theatre programme, delivering drama classes for children and young people aged 5 – 19 across Auckland.
As a registered charitable trust, we rely on donations from individuals and funding from organisations to ensure we can continue to deliver our programmes. By making a donation you will help support the vision of our theatre company.