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Audio described Whale Rider in Māngere



Wed 09 Nov 2022, 09:30 am - 11:30am


Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive Māngere


Arts Culture, Creative Spaces, Community Event, For Kids, Performing Arts, Kiwi Culture, Theatre


Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking



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Arts Access Aotearoa

Event Contact: or call 094862261

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The Whale Rider, Witi Ihimaera’s story of whānau and tikanga, has been adapted by Tim Bray for children aged 3-10. The audio described performance, including a touch tour before the performance, is Wednesday 9 November at 10:30am, and lasts for 50 minutes with no interval. 

Destined to become leader of her tribe, no matter how hard she tries to show her worth, Kahu’s koro (grandfather) won’t accept that a kōtiro (girl) can take over his role of chief. But a rescue of the ancient whale beached in the Whāngārā Harbour changes everything.

All performances are wheelchair accessible. Descriptive notes, a sensory relaxed story summary, and accessible programme, are available at the start of the season. See our website for ways to customise your experience and check out all accessibility resources. Discount price access tickets available for Deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent patrons.

Costume Parade: Dress up in character! We love to see imaginations running wild and encourage our young audience to dress up as their favourite Whale Rider characters. We will show off the costumes onstage with a parade at the start of the performance (Note: Saturdays and holiday shows only).

When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) or Make-A-Wish (NZ).

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