Presented by: Baycourt Presents

Created in collaboration with local primary school children, Lookout is a one-to-one encounter between one adult audience member and one child performer taking place somewhere high up overlooking the city. 

Together performer and audience member look out at the city and imagine its future. The conversation they share is a quiet journey through the past, present and future guided by the streets and landmarks laid out before them, they explore two very different versions of the city they both inhabit.

An exchange between two people who might not normally meet, about a future world they may or may not share.

Lookout will show you Tauranga from a new perspective, giving you insight into the possible future of our city, through the eyes of someone who you might not normally have the chance to hear from. Your journey into an imagined future begins at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, and will take you to a Lookout in the CBD, not usually open to the public.

Originally commissioned by The Arches and the Unicorn Theatre. Supported by Arts Council England. The Tauranga edition of Lookout is supported by Tauranga City Council.


12:30pm / 1:15pm / 2:00pm / 3:30pm / 4:15pm / 5:00pm

Each performance is approximately 30 minutes long. 


  • Please note that Lookout is a site specific performance, that takes place at a location in the Tauranga CBD. Your Lookout experience commences at the Baycourt Box Office, and will include a five minute walk to the lookout location. If you have any questions or concerns about access to this event, please contact our box office directly at baycourtboxoffice@tauranga.govt.nz
  • Due to the unique nature of this performance, it is not possible to admit latecomers. We recommend that you arrive at Baycourt at least 15 minutes prior to the start time printed on your ticket.
  • Lookout will take place whatever the weather- the walk to the lookout is in the open air, so please keep this in mind when attending. The lookout location has shelter for both rain and sun.

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