APRIL SCHOOL . HOLIDAYS

Live Shows

AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE (Ages 7+)

Brace yourselves for a ridiculously clever play these school holidays. For one hour at Soundings Theatre you’ll be transported to World War One and will follow a story of two young men; one a keen enlister, the other a conscientious objector.

As suitcases transform to trenches, and a dusty collection of coats becomes a map of Europe, their stories collide on Flanders fields. Through energetic songs and moments of Pythonesque vaudeville, this high energy ensemble beautifully shares unforgettable stories. Prepare to embark on a journey to explore the truth behind a different time and place.

Directed by Leo Gene Peters, Composed by Gareth Hobbs and Designed by Rose Kirkup & James Kearney

SONGS OF THE SEA

WAIATA O TE MOANA (Ages 2+)

As four children play by the ocean a large conch shell starts to whisper stories of the sea. Fluorescent fish float under a starry sky and a magical character appears in a rickety boat to tell his fishy tale.

Look closely at where the sky meets the sea and you might see something surprising! In a fusion of song, dance, puppets, masks, te reo Māori and English, Songs of the Sea Waiata O Te Moana unfolds the mysteries and myths of where the first fish came from. From Ra and Marama (Sun and Moon) to Ite Ika o te Rangi (the Milky Way), colourful puppets and catchy music weave together four stories of the deep.

Beautiful, playful and a joy to watch this play will strike chords of wonder in younger audiences.

Written by Peter Wilson, Directed by Jacqueline Coats and Music Composed by Stephen Gallagher

  • When: Sunday 23 – Tuesday 25 April
  • Time:  11.30am
  • Duration: 50 mins
  • Where: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa
  • Price: $10 per person
Songs of the Sea at Southward
  • When: Thursday 20 – Friday 21 April
  • Time:  10am
  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Where: Southward Auditorium, Kāpiti
  • Price: $8 per person; under 2s free
Songs of the Sea at Expressions
  • When: Saturday 29 April
  • Time:  10am
  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Where: Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre
  • Price: $8 per person; under 2s free
OnTV Workshops

THE MOOT POINT
(Ages 10+)

Join the crew making a live-recorded talk show in the OnTV Studio. We’ll be debating matters of great importance to you in this day-time television inspired show, where there’ll be heated discussion, surprise guests, an outraged host, and maybe even the need for security to intervene – Who is right? Who will win? You decide!

  • When: Tuesday 18 April
  • Time:  10am-3pm
  • Where: OnTV Studio, Capital E Central
  • Price: $57 per participant (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you to the workshop

TRASH TO TUNES
(Ages 9+)

Begin at Te Papa exploring the science of sound and making your own upcycled musical instrument. Then come to Capital E and become a music producer, creating a new song from scratch using our tech and your sounds! You will work in collaboration with staff and students from the composition and sonic arts programme at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington.

  • When: Wednesday 19 April
  • Time:  9am – 5pm
  • Where: Hīnātore | Learning Lab at Te Papa, OnTV Studio & MediaLab
  • Price: $75 per participant (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you to the workshop

DIGITAL DAY: CREATORS
(Ages 8-10)

A day-long creative exploration in our top-of-the-line technology studios!
You’ll make a live-recorded Wake Up New Zealand show in the OnTV studio, then hop into our MediaLab for a workshop creating stories with 2D Animation.

  • When: Thursday 20 April
  • Time:  10am-3pm
  • Where: OnTV Studio & MediaLab, Capital E Central
  • Price: $57 per participant (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you to the workshop

MOVIE STUDIO EXPERIENCE
(Ages 11+)

Capital E Studios are creating a whole film in one day, and we need your help! We need gaffers, editors, camera people, actors and directors to run our studio and editing suite, creating an original action-packed movie in just five hours. Populate the production pipe-line from the storyboard to the shoot, filming to Foley, the rough cut to the red carpet.

  • When: Wednesday 26 April
  • Time:  10am-3pm
  • Where: OnTV Studio & MediaLab, Capital E Central
  • Price: $57 per participant (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you to the workshop

DIGITAL DAY: ADVENTURERS
(Ages 8-10)

A day-long adventure in our top-of-the-line technology studios!
You’ll make a live-recorded Alien Invasion show in the OnTV studio, then hop into our MediaLab for a workshop creating exciting visual effects.

  • When: Thursday 27 April
  • Time:  10am-3pm
  • Where: OnTV Studio, Capital E Central
  • Price: $57 per participant (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you to the workshop
MediaLab Workshops

VIRTUAL REALITY
(Ages 11+)

Real life getting a bit same-y? Keen to escape to a world of your own creation? Try Virtual Reality! This is a two-hour crash course in VR design where you will create a brand new virtual world. Mosey through snow-capped mountains, visit grand villages, escape to environments many and varied! This is the first part of a day-long adventure into the future of digital technology.

  • When: Tuesday 18 April
  • Time:  10am-12pm
  • Where: MediaLab, Capital E
  • Price: $30 per participant or $57 per participant for both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you

AUGMENTED REALITY
(Ages 11+)

Learn how cutting edge augmented reality can alter how you see the world. Across a roller-coaster session, you will use the latest technology to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and create a whole new digital world on top of real life. This is a two-hour crash course in AR design is the second part of a day-long adventure into the future of digital technology.

  • When: Tuesday 18 April
  • Time:  12.30pm-2.30pm
  • Where: MediaLab, Capital E
  • Price: $30 per participant or $57 per participant for both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you

TRASH TO TUNES
(Ages 9+)

Begin at Te Papa exploring the science of sound and making your own upcycled musical instrument. Then come to Capital E and become a music producer, creating a new song from scratch using our tech and your sounds! You will work in collaboration with staff and students from the composition and sonic arts programme at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington.

  • When: Wednesday 19 April
  • Time:  9am – 5pm
  • Where: Hīnātore | Learning Lab at Te Papa, OnTV Studio & MediaLab
  • Price: $75 per participant (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you to the workshop

DIGITAL DAY: CREATORS
(Ages 8-10)

A day-long creative exploration in our top-of-the-line technology studios!
You’ll make a live-recorded Wake Up New Zealand show in the OnTV studio, then hop into our MediaLab for a workshop creating stories with 2D Animation.

  • When: Thursday 20 April
  • Time:  10am-3pm
  • Where: OnTV Studio & MediaLab, Capital E Central
  • Price: $57 per participant (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you to the workshop

MOVIE STUDIO EXPERIENCE
(Ages 11+)

Capital E Studios are creating a whole film in one day, and we need your help! We need gaffers, editors, camera people, actors and directors to run our studio and editing suite, creating an original action-packed movie in just five hours. Populate the production pipe-line from the storyboard to the shoot, filming to Foley, the rough cut to the red carpet.

  • When: Wednesday 26 April
  • Time:  10am-3pm
  • Where: OnTV Studio & MediaLab, Capital E Central
  • Price: $57 per participant (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you to the workshop

DIGITAL DAY: ADVENTURERS
(Ages 8-10)

A day-long adventure in our top-of-the-line technology studios!
You’ll make a live-recorded Alien Invasion show in the OnTV studio, then hop into our MediaLab for a workshop creating exciting visual effects.

  • When: Thursday 27 April
  • Time:  10am-3pm
  • Where: OnTV Studio, Capital E Central
  • Price: $57 per participant (minimum workshop numbers apply)
  • Please note: You will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink with you to the workshop
E Central Activity

UPSIDE DOWN (All ages)

Our world has been turned inside out and upside down! Join in on exploring our fun wonky universe and explore, experiment and construct in new ways.
  • When: Tuesday 18 April – Saturday 27 May (closed Sundays and ANZAC Day on 25 April)
  • Where: Capital E Central
  • Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm (drop-in)
  • Price: Free entry

PLAYSHOP SHOWTIME (Ages 3+)

Join the PlayShop performers on a journey into a hilarious upside down world where everything and anything can happen!

  • When: Friday 21 April
  • Where: Capital E Central
  • Time: 1pm -1.30pm
  • Price: Free

ACCIDENTALLY AWESOME (Ages 6+)

Get creative and join Capital E’s creative team for a fun workshop where you learn how to up-cycle everyday objects into cool new items.

  • When: Wednesday 26 April
  • Where:Capital E Central
  • Time: 1pm – 3pm
  • Price: $10 per person

I WONDER… (Ages 5+)

Join Professor N Ventus and find out about the many successes and failures of the brilliant minds of science.

  • When: Thursday 27 April
  • Where: Capital E Central
  • Time: 1pm – 1.30pm
  • Price: Free

OUR . FRIENDS

A huge thank you to all our friends who’ve worked with us this April to feature some truly fantastic programmes for children.