Experience enchantment...

Prepare to be mesmerised and enchanted as huge packing cases open and new worlds emerge, filled with quirky characters and stories.

Capital E’s National Theatre for Children, is bringing back this much-loved collection of tales from popular children’s author, Pamela Allen. Using an assortment of props and found objects, the three performers bring the tales to life. This wonderful production features adaptations of the stories ‘Mr McGee’, ‘Alexander’s Outing’, ‘Belinda’, ‘Brown Bread and Honey’, ‘Mary Elizabeth’s House’ and ‘Mr McGee and the Biting Flea’.


Season completed


Schools Performances are:

  • Friday 15 November, 10.00am and 11.30am

  • Monday 18 November, 10.00am and 11.30am

  • Tuesday 19 November, 10.00am and 11.30am

Prices*: $9.00 per person; One adult free with every 10 paying students *Service fees may apply. 

Performance duration approx. 45 minutes (no interval). Suitable for ages 2-8 years. Latecomers will be seated when appropriate. School seating will be allocated dependent on group sizes. See Ticketing T&Cs for the Hannah's policies on phones, photos and large items.


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national theatre for children & Capital E

Every young New Zealander should have the opportunity to experience the best performance art that speaks of Aotearoa and their place in the world. Capital E’s National Theatre for Children engages with children and young people as creative producers for theatre performances that tour Aotearoa.

Our kaupapa is to create experiences For, With, By, and Between children and young people. Our Values:

  • At the heart of everything we do is respect for the voices, expectations and values of children and young people as creative co-producers, original thinkers and future-makers. They are our peers in the creative process.

  • Our encounters will be transformative, engaging and fun, and as accessible as possible, connecting our audiences to real-world expertise and opportunities.

  • We work as a creative connector: collaboratively and in partnership, strengthening our ecosystem.

  • We are proud of our leadership role; we advocate for children and young people’s creativity and ensure children, young people, parents and caregivers understand the creative process, and how they might grow creatively.

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Patch Theatre has been making shows for 4-8 year old children and their families from our home in South Australia since 1972. In our 47 years, we’ve made 107 much loved theatre works and performed to over 1.8 million children around the world.