Te Moana GLOW SHOW 2020

A giant scale puppet show for 2-10 year olds with magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Maori myth and legend. This innovative, cutting edge concept features 40+ glow-in-the-dark puppets under UV lights in a black box theatre environment.
The ALL NEW 2020 SHOW is set around the takutai moana (coastal sea) and Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean, with the show being a delightful story about our kai moana and the whakatauki He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

Rich in Te Reo Maori, it’s an upbeat show that has the audience buzzing from the onset. This masterful 45-minute show has catchy music that engages the audience immediately, followed by a Q&A session afterwards for our tamariki. There’s an abundance of educational content to take back to the classroom.

15,000+ children saw this extraordinary show in 2017/18. 25,000+ children saw it in 2019. Don’t miss out… it’s literally legendary!

Thank you for putting on a great show. It was so great, it nearly blew my shoes off!- Josh (PAPAKURA CENTRAL SCHOOL 2019)

More Information Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 211A Wills Street, Ashburton 7700

O'Reilly Auditorium | General Admission

Ticket Prices (+ Service Fees)
Adult $12.50 | Child $12.50
GROUP DEAL: Buy 50 or more tickets, get 2 more for free! Counter or phone sales only – booking fee will apply.
Babies under 1year free on lap but venue MUST be notified. Please ring box office on 03-3072010 or email to get your free ticket. No capsules/ buggies are allowed inside the auditorium.
Please call 03 3072010 if you require wheelchair seating.

Venue Doors open one hour prior to the performances for Box Office pick ups and tickets sales (subject to availability).
Start: 11.30am
Interval: No
Finish: approx.12.30am

Camera/video use is NOT permitted during shows. Mobile phones must be switched off/ silenced.

A selection of confectionery items/ ice-creams/coffee is sold plus full bar service from 1 hour before shows and during intermission. Eftpos available. (No cash out sorry)

Only food and drink purchased at the Event Centre is to be consumed on the premises. Only food and drinks in a plastic vessel can be taken into the theatre.

The Event Centre is a smokefree venue. A smoking area is assigned at the rear entrance of the building where ashtrays are provided.

Free parking at rear of the Event Centre, Neumans Tyres (after hours only) and in the old Polytechnic Carpark by the Balmoral Hall (only 200m away).

Please refrain from using cinema car parking as the cinema may have your vehicle clamped.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets to all shows and events at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, must be purchased from our official ticketing partner "TicketDirect" or at the Event Centre Box Office to ensure your tickets are valid. Any tickets purchased through a third party or unauthorised seller may result in your tickets being void, restricting
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Ticket Pricing (NZD)
  • General Admission
  • Adult
  • Child
*All prices include applicable taxes


The following fees may apply:

  • A per ticket service fee.
  • $0.00 Per transaction for Print Your Own eTickets.
  • $4.00 Per transaction for pickup tickets.
  • $7.00 Per transaction for NZ courier deliveries.
  • $11.00 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.