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Mr Lam Sam’s Musical Mayhem Show

Chris Lam Sam leads a rip-roaring school holiday show with songs, games, storytelling and giveaways – come join the fun!

  • When | Āhea Thu 21 Jul 2022, 10.30am–11.15am
  • Where | Ki hea
    Rongomaraeroa | Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Leap into 45 minutes of free interactive musical entertainment and plenty of laughs for the whole whanau with Mr Lam Sam! A true holiday favourite!

Chris Lam Sam

Chris Lam Sam is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most recognisable musical entertainers for children and families.

Chris has presented exciting children’s concerts for Plunket NZ, the NZ Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and has produced eight original albums of children’s songs with his musical supergroup for kids, The Funky Monkeys. Over 2.5 million people have seen him perform live around the globe, and his award-winning children’s music videos have been airing on mainstream TV for more than a decade. He’s an internationally published picture book author with London’s TATE Museum and a registered primary school teacher.

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Kids must be accompanied by an adult for all activities.
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A man with long black hair and wearing a bright pink suit stands next to a person in a Kea costume


Chris Lam Sam and Kahu The Kea - school holidays April 2022. Photo by Jo Moore. Te Papa (203044)