6:00PM Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 NZST  at  Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru 9444
The Road That Wasn't There

Trick of the Light Theatre's
The Road That Wasn't There

Presented by Tour-Makers with Trick of the Light Theatre and Zanetti Productions.

This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world...

In New Zealand, there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads - streets and towns that exist only on surveyors' maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. It seems to be a land of possibility, but she soon discovers that things that happen in the fictional world can have frighteningly real consequences.

From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) comes an original fairy-tale drawn from the twitchy edges of children's literature - a dark world reminiscent of the works of Neil Gaiman and the late (great) Margaret Mahy.

Combining puppetry, shadow play, and live music, The Road That Wasn't There is a curious tale for intrepid children (aged 8+) and adventurous adults.

"Thoroughly enchanting and totally engrossing...a must see show." - The Dominion Post
"Charming, funny and haunting in equal measure.... a storytelling triumph" - Word on the Street


More Information Oamaru Opera House TicketDirect Office | Open weekdays 10:00am - 4:00pm | Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm | One hour prior to show start
Opera House Café & Bar | Open one hour prior to show start

Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.

Ticket Prices (+ Service Fees)
Whitestone Contracting Auditorium | Stalls Only | Reserved Seating
Adult: $25.00
Senior: $20.00
Child (5-15 years): $15.00
Group of 4: 17.50 per person
Ground of 6: $16.67 per person
Infants up to 2 years of age are free

Show start: 6:00pm
Show end: 7:00pm
There will be no interval
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Ticket Pricing (NZD)
  • Stalls Only | Reserved Seating
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Senior
  • Group 4
  • Group 6
*All prices include applicable taxes


The following fees may apply:

  • A per ticket service fee.
  • $5.00 Per transaction for pickup tickets.
  • $8.00 Per transaction for NZ courier deliveries.
  • $12.00 Per transaction for NZ rural deliveries.
  • A fee from 2.88 % will apply on the total value of all electronic transactions including credit and debit cards.
Additional Disclaimers

No refunds or exchanges on any ticket price except as required by Law.

All Prices and all Other Charges are Inclusive of all taxes, if any.