A new theatre group was formed in 2012, aiming to bring quality productions to the northern region of Auckland, employing professional actors in leading roles and giving opportunities to young talent to showcase their skills on stage in the minor roles. Tadpole Productions has also instigated training for backstage and technical crew.

A number of onstage productions have been produced since 2012 – to date all plays, but the intention is to add small musical, educational or experimental pieces into the mix, offering a balanced repertoire. 


2012 – The Lion in Winter & The Last of the Red Hot Lovers

2013 – Driving Miss Daisy & The Woman in Black

2014 – Absent Friends & Stones in his Pockets

2015 – Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks & Social Climbers

2016 – Same Time Next Year & The Pink Hammer

2017 – Two

2018 – The Book Club & Kings of the Gym

2019 – Middle Age Spread & Heroes

2020 – Spreading Out – The Sequel to Middle Age Spread (Play Reading)

2021 – Shirley Valentine

2022 – Whine and Cheese (Play Reading) & The Campervan (World Premiere)