CHILLED: A Cool Story with a Warm Message

By Jared Corbin and Vanessa Wells • For ages 5 to 13

Chilled – Antarctic Touring Theatre Show for Schools

NZ Playhouse is going Antarctic!

The ice is melting, the icebergs are cracking up, and Nataliya finds herself in the thick of it. Encountering local wildlife along the way, the team must work together to brave the elements and fulfil their mission: saving the world from climate change.

But chances are... they might learn something about Antarctica as they go!

From the play’s hilarious beginning to its satisfying and upbeat ending, this audience-interactive story will have your whole audience from age 5 to 13 laughing so hard that they won’t even notice they’re learning.

This play will provide 45 minutes of the high quality theatre, exciting adventure narratives and fascinating characters New Zealand Playhouse is known for, and, as usual, will include clear links to the literacy and arts areas of the curriculum. 

Not only that, thanks to Antarctica NZ, we also travelled to the ice to write this play and do the topic justice, and for schools who choose to use the show as a starting point to delve deeper into the topic of Antarctica, the International Antarctic Centre have come on board to collaborate in creating this year's teaching resources to help teachers prepare relevant lessons. 

We're grateful for the support of:

Antarctica New Zealand  Elanti Media

Chilled Small Items For Web


For ages 5 to 13


Our pricing is below. Of course rescheduling isn't your fault so if you had previously qualified for earlybird pricing, we will be honouring that. We are also very aware that many families may be doing it tough. We would like to offer that no family needs to pay more than $10 for their entire whānau to attend. We have in fact offered this in the past and found the hassle was not worth it to many schools and ended up stopping advertising the deal, but it seems an appropriate time to put it on the table again and let you decide.

Our margins are very tight and, like most businesses, we're grateful for your custom at this point, shaving $1 off here and there won't make much difference to most families but makes a huge difference to us (in  the same way capping families at $10 doesn't make a huge difference to us but can make a huge difference to families). We're also aware many schools pull the budget for our shows from other funds so this may be irrelevant. However if you want to discuss individual situations and ideas, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. It might get messy, we haven't worked out a one-size-fits-all approach, and we unfortunately can't afford to do discounts for everyone (we price the show to cover our modest costs, nothing more), but we're also keen to make sure families that can't afford the show don't miss out.

New Zealand 2020 Pricing:

Regular (book after 1st January 2020): $5.50 incl GST per student, minimum total amount of $715 for audiences of fewer than 130.

Earlybird (book by 31st December 2019): $5 incl GST per student, minimum total $650 for audiences of fewer than 130.

Australia 2020 Pricing:

Regular (book after 1st January 2019): $7+GST per student, minimum total amount of $750+GST for audiences of fewer than 110.

Earlybird (book by 31st December 2018): $6.50+GST per student, minimum total $715+GST for audiences of fewer than 110.

Extra help? Visit our teachers page to see the resources available.
Where and when? When are we in your area? Click here to see the touring schedule.