The premiere of the award winning ghosty comedy Hemo is Home opens the newly built Te Pou Theatre.
Nau mai ki te ao o Hemo! Welcome to Hemo’s weird and wonderful world with his quirky ghost whānau who raise him in the urupā, a mauri munching Patupaiarehe, the Spice Girls and a mysterious ghost pig.
In just a few days Hemo will turn 10 which means he will finally be able to leave the safety of his urupā home and see the world – the only thing stopping that from happening is the Patupaiarehe who needs to devour Hemo’s mauri before he achieves this milestone. With the help of his Nanny Gugu and the rest of his ghost whānau Hemo only has to survive a few more days – but will the love of his family be enough to keep young Hemo safe?
Hemo is Home was written by Tainui Tukiwaho with his tamariki Te Rongopai, Jade, Paku, Le-Toya and Mia during lockdown 2022. The play has gone on to be runner up for the NZ Playmarket Adam Award and a recipient of Brown Ink 2022.
This is a not to be missed premiere made by whānau, about the love of whānau. Nau mai haere mai ki te Urupā!
Roanga | Duration: 120 minutes including a 20min interval.
Age restriction 10+
All tickets to this event are General Admission and are currently available online.
$35 Pakeke (Full Price)
$28 Kaumātua (*Gold card)
$28 Hāpori (Whānau Turi/Deaf Community, *Community Services card, *Equity Member)
$20 Rangatahi (*Student card)
$15 Tamaiti (Recommended age 12+)
$30 Rōpū (Group of 6+ adults)
*Proof of claim is required, please have your ID card ready to present when attending the event.
For Tīkiti Tūru Wīra, select ‘Wheelchair Access’ section when booking online, then select a ticket price from the list presented.
Our NZSL interpreted show is on Tuesday 7 March 2023 with priority seating for our whānau turi.
If you need assistance with your booking please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you arrive at Corban Estate, follow the signs that lead to our whare.
There is a scenic cycle way that leads to Corban Estate Arts Centre. Lock your bike up in the bike stand available on site.
Bus and train links arrive at Henderson Transport Centre, which is within walking distance to our whare. Check the public transport route in your area to plan your trip.
Follow parking directions as you enter into Corban Estate Arts Centre.
🍷 Our bar will be open pre show and at interval with a full range of beverages (non alcoholic and alcoholic).
🍴 Te Kauta will be open for tasty kai before the show including meals and snacks.
Our whare is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers.
To ensure you have the best visiting experience, contact us at email@example.com about your access needs so we can anticipate your visit.
Please note, your walker will need to be stored away during the performance so that it’s not a trip hazard to other patrons. An usher will return your walker to you whenever you need it.
Whānau Turi Performance
We will have an NZSL interpreted performance for the deaf community on Tuesday 7 March 2023.
Service animals are welcome at our whare. If you’re bringing a service animal to an event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before your visit so we can anticipate your arrival.
We encourage you to share the gift of theatre by passing your ticket onto someone else to enjoy if you have to stay home.