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Awhairepo Lagoon, Pōneke/ Wellington

22 - 26 Feb, 2023             

Proudly presented in collaboration with The Performance Arcade 2023

Wed 22 - 8pm & 9pm

Thurs 23, 8pm & 9pm

Fri 24, 9pm & 10pm

Sat 25, 9pm & 10pm

Sun 26, 8pm & 9pm

A purpose-built, fully operational theatre for an intimate audience of 30 people at a time, afloat on Whairepo Lagoon. The performers have adapted to this curiously restrictive environment with a banquet of theatre illusions that distract the audience from the one thing they seek: themselves. Meanwhile on the shore, The Floating Theatre presents a spectacle of its own to the lagoon and all those who come across it.

PART 1 - limited entry, please book online HERE

PART 2 - FREE to all, assemble on the steps outside the Wharewaka

Running Time - 45mins

For best experience view Part 1, then Part 2 (or vice-versa)

See more about winningproductions - CLICK HERE




The Floating Theatre




Direction & Design – Stephen Bain


PART 1 – Jenny McArthur & Jeremy Randerson

PART 2 - Sarah-Jane Blake & Rosie Langabeer

Musical director – Jeff Henderson

Props & Costumes – Sarah-Jane Blake & Stephen Bain

Video design & operation – Stephen Bain

Musicians – Jeff Henderson, Tom Callwood, Nell Thomas,

Daniel Beban, Gerard Crewdson, Anthony Donaldson



Designer – Stephen Bain, Engineer – Nick Barnfield (Showquip), Steel Construction – Matthew Immanual-Burt (Metalmen),

Fabric skin – Warwick Bell (Fabric Structure Systems),

Stage Doors – Jeremy Randerson.



Performance Arcade 2023

People of The Floating Theatre

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