Santa Claus

Auckland Auckland
Thursday to:
30 Nov
20 Dec


Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland City

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SANTA UPGRADE Best seats in the house, a free drink* and a donation towards our theatre
ELF UPGRADE A sweet treat at interval and a donation towards our theatre
REINDEER UPGRADE Giving extra love to our theatre this festive season
CONCESSION (GA) Available for Gold Card carriers, Equity members, Students - all with valid ID


Running Time: 90 minutes
Interval: 15 minutes


Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland City

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He’s made his list and checked it twice, but this year... no one’s been nice. In the little town of Auckland, naughtiness has taken over and Santa’s ready to take the law into his own hands. Which list are you on? Did you buy caged eggs? Park in a disabled parking spot? Record a private conversation with an employee without their knowledge or consent? Then you better watch out. Because Santa Claus is coming to The Basement, and it’s either good tidings, or a total Chrismassacre.

A Slightly Isolated Dog (Don Juan, Jekyll and Hyde) bring their raucous, sexy signature style to The Basement’s annual chaotic Christmas celebration. Starring a killer core cast of Hayley Sproull, Jack Buchanan, Andrew Paterson and Susie Berry, as well as a celebrity guest each night including Jesse Griffin, Lily McManus, Miriama Kamo, Mark Sainsbury, Rhys Mathewson, Te Radar, Oliver Driver, Urzila Carlson, Laurel Devenie, Madeleine Sami, Laura Daniel, Tom Sainsbury, Chlöe Swarbrick, Kura Forrester, Jaquie Brown, Antonia Prebble, Rose Matafeo, Amanda Billing, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Claire Chitham, Dave Fane, Fasitua Amosa, Jarod Rawiri and James Roque.

Irreverent and subversive, The Basement Christmas Show has evolved from a low-key fundraiser to one of Auckland’s must-do Christmas offerings, described in 2016 by the New Zealand Herald as “as much of an Auckland holiday season staple as Franklin Rd Lights and the Santa Parade”. As the theatre’s only fundraiser, all profits from our Christmas show go into our development programmes for artists, so audience members get the warm Christmas fuzzies, as well as a stonking great night out!

  • Select “Santa Upgrade” when booking to give Basement Theatre a gift this Christmas, get a free drink* and get guaranteed best seats in the house (limited available per night, drinks at Basement's discretion).
  • Select “Elf Upgrade” when booking to get a Little Island Icecream at interval and give Basement Theatre a gift this Christmas (limited available per night).
  • Or select “Reindeer Upgrade” just to give Basement Theatre some extra love this Christmas.

*free drink at Basement's discretion

Note: we do reveal the truth about Santa so best not to bring along your littlest ones

Add 6 or more Adult tickets to your cart to the one show, click to apply discount and pay only $33 each. Not applicable on any Upgrade tickets. Christmas party functions are available for large groups 15+, please enquire at:

Please arrive 15 minutes before show start time. Latecomers admitted into the theatre at Basement's discretion – no refunds will be given.

Basement Theatre is a Charitable Trust and all profits from this show go back into running our theatre and supporting the development of NZ’s emerging artists.