You have never seen anything quite like the amazing SHADOW WORLDS – Ten Tales of Matariki in Ten Shop Windows on a Starlit Winter’s Eve.

In celebration of Matariki we will be taking over the town centre of Kerikeri after dark to entertain our community with enchanting stories of each Matariki star, told in magical Shadow Puppet scenes. 

Schools and community groups from the area have taken on the challenge to create and perform the Shadow Puppet theatres, with support and guidance from the Morph Puppet Festival team. These performances are set to the stunningly beautiful Spark audio series, 0800MATARIKI.

Each night there will be several free performances. Details for the event are available through the Turner Centre and registration is essential. 

This free event is made possible with sponsorship from Spark, Creative Communities, Bunnings, The Magic Play House and and will kick off five-days of fun at the Morph Puppet Festival.

Presented by The Magic Play House and Morph Puppet Festival 

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Turner Centre Plaza


SHADOW WORLDS is now on SATURDAY 9 JULY at 6.00pm and 7.15pm!

Due to the unexpected adverse weather event this week, to keep people safe and warm, we are postponing both Shadow Worlds evenings until the evening of Saturday 9th July. We will move everything indoors to the Turner Centre Plaza. Ticket times will remain the same, and we’ll consolidate two evenings bookings into one.

If you’ve already registered, you’ll be receiving an email from Morph Puppet Festival.

IF you had a booking on Wednesday or Thursday at 6pm, come to the Turner Centre on Saturday at 6pm.

If you booked on Wednesday or Thursday at 7.15pm, please come on Saturday at 7.15pm.

You will still need access to Spotify on your own device with headphones. There will be people available to help you with that if you arrive a bit earlier.

Apologies for any inconvenience – we hope you can still make it!

This experience is FREE but registration is essential to receive information about participation.