For Audiences and Communities

The Ugly Duckling – Te Papa School Holiday performances

As part of the Te Papa’s free school holiday events, the RNZB is presenting a series of performances aimed at school aged children and their families. Join us for an enchanting new production of The Ugly Duckling.  This playful performance re-tells Hans Christian Anderson’s timeless fairytale, with a distinctly New Zealand twist.   It’s a heart-warming, coming of age story that focuses on the challenges of growing up, fitting in and finding your flock.

For the very first time there will be a show in te reo Māori and one with New Zealand sign language. There will also be one relaxed performance, catering for neurodiverse audiences of all ages.

Te Papa Soundings Theatre
Monday 19 April 
2pm – 2.30pm (Relaxed performance)

Tuesday 20 April
10.30am – 11am (in English)
11.30am – 12pm (in English)
2pm – 2.30pm (in te reo Māori)
3pm – 3.30pm (in English, interpreted in NZSL)

For all enquiries, please email  or contact RNZB Education, Community & Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678 521

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