Support Us

Tim Bray Theatre Company is a specialist Auckland theatre company creating world-class stage shows and Youth Theatre programmes for children and young people. We believe that theatre and creativity can be transformative, supporting the mental wellbeing of our tamariki and building their confidence.

Tim Bray Theatre Company is a registered charitable trust. The work we do is funded by  generous donations from individuals. We invite you to be part of our vision and support us through a donation. Together we can enrich the lives of children and young people through transformative arts experiences.

If you’d like to volunteer or intern with us then please click on relevant box below:

Monthly Giving


By donating as little as $25 a month, you directly drive the delivery of accessible theatre programmes for all young Kiwis, and ensure the regular income to support the future delivery of shows and workshops.

The money raised helps us cover our ongoing administration and overhead costs so that we can deliver our shows and, most importantly, our accessible performances.

This monthly direct debit is easy to set up and you can self-set a manageable sum. As we are a registered charitable trust, all contributions over $5 are eligible for a tax rebate.

The impact of your support will extend beyond the stage. It will enable us to welcome children from disadvantaged backgrounds and children with disabilities to revel in the magic of live theatre.

Oh behalf of the children, thank you for your support.

The vision you have carried for so long to not only bring wonderfully creative and imaginative theatre experiences to children in general, but to extend this experience to children who would normally not be able to access a show due to deprivation, severe illness or disability. Gift a Seat™ consistently brings them the magic and joy of theatre. It actually brings tears to my eyes when I think of your compassion for these precious ones.  I cannot emphasise enough the need to have Tim Bray Theatre Company continue this valuable work for the community – a most worthwhile and valuable charity to be a financial partner with. Gift a Seat™ requires such a small monthly commitment to bring a life changing experience to these children.” 

Carolyn Flint monthly donor

Gift a Seat

Make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre.

On the edge of their seats, these children are immersed: transported, joyful, fearful, anticipating, calling out, cheering. Precisely as intended, they are playing a part in the performance. Gift a Seat™  makes the world of children’s theatre accessible to everyone and inspires them through the love of the performing arts.

Individuals and companies have the unique opportunity to sponsor children from low decile schools, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education for NZSL interpreted shows, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ) for Audio Described performances and families from Make-A-Wish (NZ) to come and attend our shows or participate in our Youth Theatre workshops and classes at no cost. Having an opportunity to experience live theatre is a life enriching experience some children will never have without Gift a Seat™.

“I think your charity is wonderful! We are very grateful for the 72 seats. Badjelly the Witch was, what I thought, an outstanding play. My favourite part was …. EVERYTHING”

Jessica, student at Ruapotaka School

“As a low decile school, our community would not have been able to afford this for our students so we are thrilled to be gifted tickets and are extremely grateful to those who sponsored them…Attending the show provided our children with an insight into another world and opened up a door to develop their own creativity and desire to perform”

Gael Vickers Principle,  Ruapotaka School

Fund a Future

Did you know that in your end-of-year individual tax return, you’re eligible for a tax rebate of up to one-third of your total donations?  By donating your tax rebate back to the Tim Bray Theatre Company through Fund a Future, your gift can keep on giving by allowing us to sustain the programmes that we offer. You can magnify the impact of your gift giving and make it go even further!

It’s simple to do… Fund a Future helps you claim your rebate and donate it back to us (and also to the other charities you support!), in a simple, quick and meaningful way.

They are the first Kiwi company registered with the IRD solely dedicated to filing donation tax rebates on your behalf. Not just for the current tax year but previous years too. Two minutes is all it takes to sign up and then you can let Fund a Future take the hassle out of claiming your donation rebates every year. You’ll also be supporting a local business in Aotearoa.

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