Whānau Friendly Shows

Puppetry, pirates, and a Roald Dahl classic brought to life in the Surrealist Garden!

Our programme of whānau friendly and children’s events is stacked to the brim with colour, mischief and heartwarming good fun.

Children’s shows presented thanks to Hobbiton




  • All
  • Feb 23 Fri
  • Feb 24 Sat
  • Feb 25 Sun
  • Feb 28 Wed
  • Feb 29 Thu
  • Mar 1 Fri
  • Mar 2 Sat
  • Mar 3 Sun

Sunset Symphony

Sat 24 Feb

Kirikiriroa's most beloved free event celebrating the best things in life... glorious orchestral music, whānau, friends and food!

Talofa Papa

Sat 2nd Mar

Generous and poignant, this is a communal experience. A gorgeous show for all the family with fun, laughter and a naughty fala.

The Twits

Fri 23 Feb, Sun 25 Feb, Sun 3 Mar

The Twits by Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood, tells the story of the spiteful Mr and Mrs Twit.

To Shiver the Sky

Thu 29 Feb

Following the success of The Armed Man in 2023, Hamilton City Brass join forces with an epic local choir to perform this NZ premiere

Box of Birds

Sat 2 Mar, Sun 3 Mar

Experience the magical wonder of puppetry at the cutest little show in Aotearoa! Perfect for children and those young at heart