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Audio described The Whale Rider in Māngere



Sat 12 Nov 2022, 12:00 pm - 2:00pm


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


Arts Culture, Performing Arts, Theatre, Kiwi Culture, Audio Described, Touch Tour, For Kids, Maori


Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking



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An audio described performance of The Whale Rider, Witi Ihimaera’s story of whānau and tikanga, will be performed in Māngere by Tim Bray Theatre Company on 12 November. Tim Bray Theatre Company have adapted the story for children aged 3-10. The show is 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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