The Big BBQ Adventure

A circus theatre experience with flaming sausages, a daredevil seagull, and plenty of audience interaction. A kiwi summer-time experience like no other!

  • When | Āhea Sat 12 Dec 2020, 10.15am–10.45am
    Sat 12 Dec 2020, 11.45am–12.15pm
    Sat 12 Dec 2020, 1.30pm–2.00pm
    Sat 12 Dec 2020, 2.45pm–3.15pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Wellington Foyer, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu $5.00*
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The journey starts from Wellington Foyer where the audience will be led through various venues at Te Papa spotting special characters along the way. The experience finishes with an unforgettable family BBQ-show at the Amphitheatre, featuring circus, comedy, and acrobatics... there'll even be a BBQ treat for the kids post show!

A 30 minute event commencing:

  • 10.15am
  • 11.45am
  • 1.30pm
  • 2.45pm

Children will be supervised by Te Papa hosts during the journey through Te Taiao I Nature and Bush City while caregivers make their way to the Amphitheatre (next to Te Papa Café on Level 1). Everybody comes together 15 minutes later for the show finale and BBQ snack.

Suitable for kids aged 5–10 years.
Cost $5.00 – pre-registration is recommended

*Booking fee only applies to children taking part – not the caregiver/s

A man in a hat and red waistcoat and a person dressed as a sea gull standing behind a BBQ


Big BBQ Adventure, 2020. Photo by Degge Jarvie. Courtesy of Colossal Productions