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Matariki Glow Show

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Come and celebrate MATARIKI with a giant scale puppet show of magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Māori myth and legend! This innovative, cutting edge concept features 40+ glow-in-the-dark puppets under UV lights in a black box theatre environment. 15,000+ children saw this extraordinary show in 2017/18. 25,000+ children saw it in 2019. It’s a must see for MATARIKI!

Now, The Glow Show Company is back on tour with an ALL NEW SHOW for 2020 and this time we go under the sea! Hiwa-i-te-rangi (the Matariki wishing star) helps a courageous Kina on her journey of discovery across the Pacific to Aotearoa. It’s a delightful story of our kai moana and the whakataukī “He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.”

The upbeat 45-minute show has the audience buzzing from the onset. Illuminating kids’ hearts and minds, they’ll be singing all the way home! Rich in Te Reo Māori, there’s an abundance of educational content to take back to the classroom. Stay for the Q&A session after the show – meet the cast!

Recommended for ages 2 – 10. Suitable for special needs children.
“If Matariki Glow Show is a small child’s first experience of theatre, then they will be very lucky.” - Theatreview

Family Friendly Featured


June 24


10am & 11.30am


Nelson & suburbs


Theatre Royal
78 Rutherford St, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$12.50pp (adult or child) + service fees
GROUP BOOKINGS ph Theatre Royal 03 548 3840

Tickets from Eventfinda


Additional Info

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