Theatre for Children

Fun interactive holiday theatre for Wellington kids

Shows on in 2020

Tale of a Dog!

CANCELLED due to Covid 19

Postponed to April 2021

New Zealand's Peter Wilson gives us a fun-filled slice of circus life with the added flavour of some classic KidzStuff treats.

Did you ever want to run away and join the circus? Well now it's time to let an old dog teach you some new tricks and help him on a journey of discovery to the moon and back.

Dog is a much loved, energetic pooch, full of new ideas and clever tricks to amaze his circus audiences. However the moody ring master is determined to keep Dog tied up to the old ways.

So get out your leads and come for a walk with KidzStuff, on a paw-shaking, belly-scratching, barking-mad tale that is bound to leave you begging for more. 

Written by:     Peter Wilson

By arrangement with Playmarket

Tale of a Dog was originally commissioned by Capital E National Theatre for Children.

Directed by:   Fraser Hooper

                      Amalia Calder

Starring:        David Ladderman

                      Fergus Aitken

Kiwi Courage

CANCELLED due to Covid 19

Postponed to 2021

KidzStuff brings the well known Māori myth of 'How Kiwi lost its wings' to the stage these July holidays.

Kiwi has some wonderful forest friends who love to play games and enjoy being beautiful birds. 'Go home, stay home' is a favourite of the forest.

One day though, Tāne Mahuta walks through the forest. He notices that his children, the trees, are getting sick from all the bugs eating them on the forest floor. He needs the birds' help, but they just want to have fun. Will anyone help save the trees?

Will you get out your wings and show us your bravery by heading on a helpful adventure with KidzStuff these holidays to help us save the trees.

Written By: Amalia Calder


Sat 26th Sept - Friday 9th Oct

Thumbelina is a character-filled journey of an old Danish yarn, with droplets of KidzStuff magic and fairy dust.

A Mother who longs for a child, gets more than expected when she meets two flamboyant fairies and wishes for a fairy baby.

Fairy babies are not actually babies, but they will always be very tiny indeed. There are many challenges Thumbelina faces on her shrunken adventure to meet her mother, including a famous frog family and a wealthy Mole named, well.. Mole.

So grab on your tiny shoes, sprinkle yourselves with fairy dust and join us in the magical garden to help Thumbelina find her Mum.

Written By:   Rachel More
Directed by:  Hilary Norris
Starring:        Amalia Calder 
                      Rebecca Tate
                      Shaneel Sidal