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SoundScapes

Forage among SoundScapes to discover and explore sounds inspired by New Zealand nature. From 13 January 2021.

  • When:13/01/2020 - 16/05/2020
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf
  • Price:Free
  • Ages:0-5
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Capital E Children’s Day

Capital E welcomes you to come together to celebrate with us on Saturday 13 March.

  • When:13/03/2021
  • Where:Queen's Wharf- Under the Sails
  • Price:Free
  • Duration:10am to 2pm
  • Ages:All Ages
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The Lost Letter Office

The Lost Letter Office is a love letter to handwritten letters. Using magic, movement, music and clown performance, it explores how these paper creations can deliver powerful gifts of love.

  • When:21/03/2021
  • Duration:45
  • Ages:2+
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Postponed – Baby Rock & Rhyme

NEW! Ideal for babies and tiny tots, Baby Rock & Rhyme is a weekly drop-in programme for you to spend quality time with your baby through rhymes, finger-plays and stories.

  • When:Every Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf
  • Price:Free
  • Duration:30 minutes
  • Ages:0-5
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Postponed – Science Jam

Join Professor Inventus in PlayHQ and learn scientific wonders of the world!

  • When:Every Thursday at 11:00 am
  • Price:Free
  • Duration:30 minutes
  • Ages:3+
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Postponed – Mission Possible

Join Agent Ali on top secret missions at Capital E’s PlayHQ. Through physical play movement and creative storytelling, your little one will be helping Agent Ali solve curious and fun mysteries!

  • When:Every Friday at 11:00 am
    Excluding 05/03/2021
  • Price:Free
  • Duration:30 minutes
  • Ages:3+
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Fairy Tale Adventures

Together with your tamariki we will tell fairytale favourites with a twist!

  • When:27/03/2021
  • Price:Free
  • Duration:30 minutes
  • Ages:3+
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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 – April school holidays 2021

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.   

  • When:19/04/2021 - 24/04/2021
  • Where:Circa Theatre One
  • Price:$10
  • Duration:45 minutes
  • Ages:2-8
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Digital Day

Experience some greenscreen fun in our OnTV studio, before you head over to Medialab to explore digital creativity further.

  • When:20/04/2021 - 27/04/2021
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf
  • Price:$59
  • Duration:10am - 3pm
  • Ages:9-13
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Tree Friends with String Bean Puppets

An interactive puppet show for all ages about the struggle against invasive weed species.

  • When:21/04/2021 - 28/04/2021
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf
  • Price:Free
  • Duration:11am - 11.30am
  • Ages:3+
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Making A Dog Petting Video Game From Scratch

This introductory workshop will teach budding game developers the fundamentals of programming with the freely available block-based visual programming software, Scratch.

  • When:21/04/2021
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf
  • Price:$15
  • Duration:1pm - 4pm
  • Ages:8-12
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High Speed Game Design

In this workshop we'll play a fun, fast card game and then break it into pieces so that we can redesign the game mechanics to give it a whole new feel.

  • When:22/04/2021
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf
  • Price:$15
  • Duration:9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
  • Ages:8-12, 13+
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Growing Worlds Workshop

Write yourself a whole new world! This workshop will focus on creating a fictional world from a small seed and expanding on it through an iterative "digging down" worldbuilding process.

  • When:22/04/2021
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf
  • Price:$15
  • Duration:9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
  • Ages:8-12, 13+
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Creative Collages

Join our craft extraordinaire in creating your own collage artwork inspired by native manu (birds) of Aotearoa. Transform magazines, cereal boxes or newspapers into your own art.

  • When:22/04/2021
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf, Museum of Wellington
  • Price:$15
  • Duration:11am - 1pm
  • Ages:6-8
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Gaming Workshop

Welcome to a Half day all about video games. Spend time creating your own video game then have fun whizzing around the race track in TrackMania. Come join the fun!

  • When:28/04/2021
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf
  • Price:$20
  • Duration:10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
  • Ages:8+
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Paint, Pot & Plant!

Get green thumbs creating, painting and decorating your own native pot plant to take home and nurture.

  • When:29/04/2021
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf, Museum of Wellington
  • Price:$15
  • Duration:11am - 12.30pm
  • Ages:6-8
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Silent Film Workshop

Silently perform your way to stardom, as we step back in time to the Silent Film era! Work in groups to write, direct and act in short scenes, that you'll bring to life through the magic of music.

  • When:29/04/2021
  • Where:Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf
  • Price:$65
  • Duration:10am - 4pm
  • Ages:10-13
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Audio, Art, Activate!

Join in to create a multi-disciplinary audio-reactive art project in our digital studios. Led by Wellington artist, Paora Allen, you'll be working to make an experimental work, which will feature as a mid-year art installation.

  • When:30/04/2021
  • Price:$59
  • Duration:10am - 3.30pm
  • Ages:10-12
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