Anthony Harper Summer Theatre and Rollicking Entertainment present a hilarious re-telling of the ultimate pirate adventure. Escape the landlubber life and plunge into a world of buccaneers, buried gold, treasure maps, treacherous waters and a mild dose of scurvy.

Expect amazing sword fights, live sound effects, ridiculous dancing and rapid-fire storytelling.

Set sail for adventure in the gardens this summer. Bring outdoor chairs, picnic blankets and your sense of humour!

This is a free event suitable for all ages. Koha donations will be gratefully accepted by Rollicking Entertainment.

Please keep your dogs at home.

Times and days of performances vary

  • Weeknights Wednesday to Friday only, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Weekends 1.30pm to 3.30pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Waitangi Day 1.30pm and 6.30pm

Show duration: approx. 95 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Getting there

Christchurch Botanic Gardens provides free unlimited parking in two locations 6pm – 9pm, Monday – Sunday (access via Armagh Street and Riccarton Ave). Car park gates close at 9pm. Parking is also available on-street and in nearby car park buildings. Find more info at

Mobility Parking:
There are 12 mobility spaces available at Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Five in the car park off Armagh Street, and seven in the car park off Riccarton Avenue. Find more info at

Metro’s Yellow bus and routes 80 and 17 stop near Weather Station Lawn in Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Find more info at

Biking and Scootering:
Bike stands are available in Christchurch Botanic Gardens car park off Armagh Street. No bikes or electric scooters inside the Gardens please.

Anthony Harper

Rollicking Entertainment