Event details

[CANCELLED] Tu Meke Tūī! Live on Stage

Monday 11 October to Tuesday 12 October

Family Friendly


See below
Ticketing Service fees apply


Monday 11 October 2:00pm
Tuesday 12 October 10:30am
Tuesday 12 October 2:00pm


Baycourt Addison Theatre




Due to ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19 Alert Levels, the Tauranga performances of Tu Meke Tui! Live On Stage at Baycourt Community & Arts Centre has regrettably been forced to cancel. We apologise for any inconvenience.

But don’t despair! Though Tu Meke Tui! Live On Stage can’t go ahead as planned, the creators of the show are looking to deliver a super-fun and interactive digital programme for whanau in the October school holidays. We will have more information soon, so keep an eye on our website, our social media pages (FacebookInstagram and Twitter) or sign up to the Baycourt e-newsletter!

All ticket holders (including Pay it Forward ticket purchasers) will receive a full refund. Tickets purchased online by credit or debit card (including Afterpay) will be automatically refunded in full (including ticket insurance premium, if relevant) – there is no need to contact us to arrange your refund. Patrons should allow up to 30 working days for the refund to appear in their account.

People who purchased tickets from the Baycourt Box Office will receive a full refund to a bank account, upon the provision of bank account details. Click here to provide these details via email to Ticketek New Zealand

If your credit or debit card has been permanently closed/cancelled or the card has expired, please email Ticketek New Zealand with your updated bank in order to process your refund. Please note that for PCI compliance reasons Ticketek New Zealand cannot accept credit card details via email. Please only provide bank details or request a call back to provide credit card details. Please note there is a delay in response times.

Presented by: Tour-Makers
A Tu Meke Tui! Ltd and Auckland Live 

Adapted from the children’s book by Malcolm Clarke
Original artwork by Flox

Tu Meke Tui! contains English and te reo Maori

There’s more to being a bird than flying!

Best-selling book Tu Meke Tui! is brought to life for the very first time. Join two unlikely heroes, Tere the excitable tui and Taitu the flightless takahe, as they work together to outwit Stan, the sly stoat, who has a beady eye on our native birds for his dinner.

Tere the tui and Taitu the takahe are two very different sorts of birds: one loves to flit and twirl about in the sky, while the other prefers to rustle around in the undergrowth. Tu Meke Tui! is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it's our differences which make us truly special. Set against a lusciously illustrated backdrop of Aotearoa’s magical native wildlife, this beautiful story celebrating friendship, courage and diversity will delight your whole whanau, and lift your heart and soul.


  • Admit One $25.00
  • Family (Admits 4) $75.00

pay it forward tickets

Pay it Forward and give someone else the magic of live theatre by purchasing an additional ticket, and help make this performance accessible for everyone!

These special Pay It Forward tickets allows you to purchase a ticket for a child who wouldn't normally be able to afford to attend live theatre. For just $25 (plus fees) you can gift a child the chance to experience Tu Meke Tui! live on stage, and these tickets will be distributed to a range of deserving community organisations on your behalf by Baycourt Community & Arts Centre.

Pay it Forward tickets are available over the counter from the Baycourt Box Office, by calling 0800 TICKETEK (842 538), or via the via the Ticketek website

PLEASE NOTE: When purchasing online the option to select a Pay it Forward ticket occurs during the confirmation of payment step of your booking.