National Theatre for Children

Te Whare Tapere ā-Motu mō n Tamariki 

Every young New Zealander should have the opportunity to experience the best performance art that speaks of Aotearoa and their place in the world.
Capital E’s National Theatre for Children creates, produces, presents, and tours high quality dynamic theatre and performing arts experiences for children aged 2 – 12 years that is relevant, transformative and fun.

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Illustration of a moon in the middle against a dark blue background with the word SEASONS and each letter is a different season. There is a sheep, owl, snail and small spider.

Seasons 2021

Capital E National Theatre for Children is remounting Seasons, one of its most popular theatre productions from its 22-year repertoire. Beautifully crafted Seasons transports children through song, music, and puppetry into the four seasons – raumati, ngahuru, hōtoke and kōanga. Journey into nature’s world of living creatures, colours and sounds.   

Suits ages: 2-8

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Story Studio LIVE 2021

This year, Story Studio LIVE is based on the themes of climate change and the environment. It  showcases the diverse stories of young people in an engaging show that can be performed in your school hall!

National Theatre for Children | Children's Show

National Theatre for Children Past Productions

We’ve been delivering quality theatre shows for children since way back when! Check out some of our past productions!

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Our Theatre Tour Locations

Our National Theatre for Children shows tour all across New Zealand! We visit Kerikeri, Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Whakatāne, Taupo, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Carterton, Wellington, Blenheim, Christchurch, Oamaru, Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill.


Odd One Out image credit Chris Schreuder

Why do you value theatre experiences for your tamariki?

“With guidance and encouragement our Tamariki will become increasingly capable of making connections between people and places in their world. Enjoying stories and gaining the ability to hearing stories and retelling them using imagination, invention and experimentation.”  – Teacher

“A memorable part of being at school. Prompts great discussion and stories afterwards. A celebration and a way to expose those who might not be given the opportunity, to the world of theatre. Also, most shows have a great take away message.” – Teacher

“This could quite possibly be the only time the children have seen a live performance in a theatre. We don’t have a hall due to the earthquakes and at some point our school will be rebuild so we don’t have many shows. There is something special about live perfomances! – Teacher

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