The Operating Theatre Trust

Takapuna’s Operating Theatre Trust has received $1,500 for a project to stage two special sign language performances of The Great Piratical Rumbustification for 40 students from the Kelston Deaf Education Centre.

The theatre ran similar sign language interpreted performances last year and the demand was so great they wanted to offer the performances to more children.

The project directly aligns with the trusts purpose of making theatre accessible to all children and to foster a love for theatre, literature and the arts in children aged between three and eight. These shows also fill a specific need for children that require special accessible performances so they can have an enriching and fun theatre experience too.

The performances will be interpreted by New Zealand Sign Language Interpreter Zana Paraha.