Don't miss ODD ONE OUT, a theatre experience for little ones is coming to Auckland for just one day in June.
Auckland Live and Capital E present the incredibly fun children's show Odd One Out on Friday 1 June at the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna. It's the perfect show to introduce your little ones to live theatre with tickets starting at just $9.
Three curious characters live a busy life in a world where everything has a purpose and place… until one day, an odd character arrives and things start to change.
Suddenly their world is full of things that don’t belong anywhere! What will the Odd One Out characters do?
Odd One Out is story of acceptance, welcoming new people, being kind, and learning that being different isn’t bad – it’s actually great!
Odd One Out
Friday 1 June 2018: 10:00am and 11:30am performances
Venue: Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Ages: Suitable for children aged 2 to 7 years
Duration: 45 minues
Ticket prices: Children under 3 will be admitted free when sitting on the lap of an adult;
Children 3 years plus, $9; Adult $15 (plus service fess)
Booking and information see: www.aucklandlive.co.nz
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The July school holidays brings to Auckland an enchanting film experience of a children’s literary classic with live music score performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO).
Presented in association with Auckland Live, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child will be brought to life on the big screen and accompanied by the APO on Saturday 21 July. The animated films are based on the best-selling children’s stories by the multi-award-winning duo, author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.
Immerse yourself in Auckland’s first waterfront lighting festival, Bright Nights. Experience the Viaduct Harbour in vibrant colour and motion from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 May 2018 from 6pm to 11pm.
See the city emerge from cardboard at the collaborative art installation Project Another Country opens in the school holidays from Saturday 21 April 2018 at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
The very first cardboard houses to contribute to the installation will be made by Gallery visitors in a series of drop-in workshops being held from Saturday 14 to Sunday 20 April form 10:30am to 3:30pm daily. Children and adults can imagine their perfect home and then create it using recycled cardboard.
Project Another Country is a participatory artwork commissioned for Auckland Art Gallery’s Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre. It explores community, family, relocation and homemaking, and is part of an ongoing series of site-specific projects that use art-making to prompt conversations about what makes a home.
Using recycled cardboard boxes to create a model city, the artists invite collaboration by providing work space and materials for Gallery visitors to produce their own small cardboard houses which will be amassed into the installation.
Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport says: ‘The themes the Aquilizans explore and the discussions that their work evokes – surrounding migration, displacement and settlement – are so vitally relevant for Aucklanders today and for the city’s future. With 39 per cent of people living in the Auckland region having been born overseas, these are conversations that truly matter in today’s world."
New Zealand residents FREE
Members and Members Guests FREE (with valid Members card)
Children 12 & under FREE
International adults $20
International students $17 (with ID)
Auckland for Kids