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Dora the Explorer Live!

US smash hit show

Dora the Explorer Live!
Dora’s Pirate Adventure
is coming to NEW ZEALAND!

Following massively successful US, European and Asian tours, Nick Jr’s Dora the Explorer is setting sail for the New Zealand with her brand new LIVE musical show, Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure!

Dora’s Pirate Adventure will be docking in Auckland for the July school holidays and will be sailing to locations throughout New Zealand including Hamilton, Christchurch, Napier, New Plymouth and Wellington.

Tickets go on sale at
9am on Saturday, May 24,
through various ticketing agents.
See details below for the outlet closest to you.

Join in with Dora, her cousin Diego, Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island, where they will navigate the seven seas, overcome a few fun obstacles and confront the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, you will be able to use your map-reading, counting, music and Spanish-language skills to successfully help Dora find the treasure and end her adventure with a happy “yo-ho-ho!”

Dora the Explorer is a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. Dora explores her world just as pre-schoolers do everyday. Both the TV and stage shows are designed to engage pre-schoolers to explore, communicate, solve puzzles and discover a diverse and exciting world, while having fun of course!

Each step of their journey consists of a problem or a puzzle that Dora and the audience must solve in order to move on to the next challenge. Dora is proudly bilingual and uses her knowledge of English and Spanish to communicate with her friends, overcome obstacles and reach her goals. Dora teaches Spanish words or phrases to the audience and then encourages them to use their new words to help her complete her mission.

Dora the Explorer is consistently a top three ratings show on Nickelodeon’s award-winning pre-school segment Nick Jr. Dora fans and even those new to Dora are sure to enjoy this spectacular and unprecedented family show that will ignite kids to think and play along.


Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure is scheduled to tour as follows.

Auckland Trusts Stadium Arena, Waitakere
Sat 5 July, 10am & 12.30pm
Book at TicketDirect 0800-484-2538

Hamilton Founders Theatre
Mon 7 July, 3pm; Tue 8 July 10am
Book at TicketDirect 0800-484-2538

Christchurch Westpac Events Centre (Reduced Mode)
Sat 12 July, 10am & 12.30pm
Book at Ticketek 0800-842-53835

Napier Municipal Theatre
Mon 14 July, 10am & 12.30pm
Book at TicketDirect 0800-484-2538

New Plymouth TSB Showplace
Wed 16 July, 10am & 12.30pm
Book at Ticketek 0800-842-53835

Wellington St James Theatre
Fri 18 July 10am & 12.30pm; Sat 19 July, 10am & 12.30pm
Book at Ticketek 0800-842-53835

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 29th year globally and second year locally in New Zealand, is the number one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. Nick NZ airs 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is seen in over 700,000 households on SKY Channel 41. On-air, Nick NZ features a wide array of original and acquired programming from animation to comedy, adventure and live action programs for kids aged 3 to 14 years. Nick NZ also owns and operates one of the few dedicated interactive kids websites in New Zealand –

About ThemeSTAR
ThemeSTAR produces and tours theatrical and arena productions, entertainment attractions, shows and exhibitions for the global marketplace. Our customers are promoters, presenters, theme parks, fairs, festivals, museums and major shopping malls interested in driving traffic and increasing revenues through the use of cost- effective entertainment and educational properties. We also assist intellectual property owners who are seeking to broaden and extend product lines into international markets. ThemeSTAR utilizes its global sales network and proven expertise in turnkey management, operation and marketing of live attractions to deliver quality programs for each of our clients.

Since 1980, ThemeSTAR's founding partners have created and produced a variety of unique entertainment programs, attractions and exhibitions through an established network of promoters and representatives in over 40 countries worldwide. The ThemeSTAR team is recognized for its entrepreneurial innovation and its operational effectiveness working with major brands including Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Disney, Viacom, Cirque Du Soleil, Sesame Street, Ringling Bros., FIFA, Olympic Games, the NFL and more.

For more information about the tour please go to

Tune in to Dora on Nickelodeon weekdays at 11am and 1.30pm and weekends at 7.30am.


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