The Pump House Theatre

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 is administered by The North Shore Theatre Arts Trust and operates as a programmed venue for hire for the performing arts and other types of staged events.

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.

Location and contact information

Killarney Prak
Off Manurere Avenue
PO Box 331137, Takapuna 0740
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James Bell
Busines Manager
Phone: 09 4862386
Mobile: 021 637687

Capacity Information

  • Theatre

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