Family, youth, and education

Family, youth, and education

A life-long ove of the arts can begin by nurturing and supporting young people’s interests in performance and creativity. 

For tamariki/children and families:
At Auckland Live, we love introducing tamariki/children to the performing arts through a wide range of family shows and free events including the Auckland Live kids' programme, Auckland Live Pick & Mix, curated content on the Auckland Live Digital Stage, plus school holiday activities in Aotea Square (more info coming soon!). 

We are proud to support initiatives for children and young people by our partner companies and organisations including APO 4 Kids, the Auckland Symphony Orchestra's free concerts, and the National Youth Theatre, to name just a few. 

Check out our current family events here. And if you’re heading along to a show, our Information for Parents page has loads of helpful tips to make your visit comfortable, enjoyable, and most of all, fun.

For Secondary School teachers and students:
Auckland Live has collaborated with several Aotearoa/New Zealand contemporary theatre companies to to create a series of Auckland Live Digital Education Packs, specially designed for the New Zealand secondary school NCEA programme.  


Donate to Auckland Live Kids

Auckland Live aims to ensure every child has the opportunity to discover the wonder of the stage, the beauty of dance, and the magic of music. Through Auckland Live Kids we programme and produce free and low-cost family-friendly shows and events for children and their whānau/family in Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond. 

With your support, we can do more. 

By adding a small donation to your Ticketmaster ticket purchase you can help us extend the Auckland Live Kids programme and open the doors to arts and entertainment to even more Kiwi children. 

Auckland Live Donations Terms and Conditions:  Auckland Live is a business unit of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited. It is a charitable trust and donee organisation approved by Inland Revenue. A tax receipt can be claimed for donations of $5 and over. To receive a receipt, please email It will be sent to you within seven working days. Donations are non-refundable. Credit card charges apply. 

Digital Education Packs

Upcoming Family Events

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