The Glow Show

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Prohibited Items: What am I not allowed to bring into the Arena?
Professional Cameras
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Gang patches
Alcohol
Lighters
Weapons (or any items that could be used as weapons)
Any items that can be thrown
Furniture
Firecrackers or other incendiary materials or devices
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Patron, Bag & Vehicle Searches

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How will Patron Searches be carried out?

Where patron searches are required, a general pat-down body search will be carried out by security officers. Where patron searches are required of (i) female patrons – they will be carried out by female security officers and (ii) male patrons – by male security officers You will be refused entry or removed from The Arena if security officers consider in their absolute discretion that:

You are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
You have any prohibited item (see above) concealed on your person or in your possessions
You refuse to surrender any gang patches or other item requested.
You throw any missile
You enter or attempt to pass over any crowd barrier or enter any prohibited area or restricted access area
You breach any other patrons human rights
You behave in a disorderly, anti-social or offensive manner (including indecent exposure)
You refuse to follow instructions of the Arena or Security staff
You refuse a bag search or patron search

Illuminate kids’ hearts and minds with this magical giant-scale glow-in-the-dark puppet show!

Go under the sea with a courageous Kina on her journey of discovery across the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa. It’s a delightful story of our kai moana and the whakatauki ‘He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.’

This innovative, cutting edge concept features 40+ glow-in-the-dark puppets under UV lights in a black box theatre environment. 15,000+ children saw the extraordinary Matariki Glow Show in 2017/18 and 25,000+ children saw it in 2019. The ALL NEW Te Moana Glow Show is a must-see for 2020!

The production was created by puppet designer/creator Sarah Burren who collaborated with composer/musical director Midge Perez. They have an impressive history, having worked together on 20 children’s shows. Sarah has been involved in the concept/design/production of over 100 stage shows and live events both in NZ and internationally. They sought the guidance and approval of kaumātua Dr Haare Williams (amorangi in arts, culture and education) to create a story that ignites the spirit and pride of our tamariki.

Recommended for ages 2 – 10. This production is suitable for special needs children.

“If Matariki Glow Show is a small child’s first experience of theatre, then they will be very lucky. A fun and entertaining feast with a wonderful contemporary story of Aotearoa.” – Cate Prestidge (Theatreview) 2019

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Event Detail

December 3, 2020 10:00 am
December 3, 2020 11:30 am
Main Arena