Commissioned to celebrate the theatre’s 40th year in 2017, the project from start to finish spanned nearly 75 months. An impressive $74,900 was raised with significant contributions from Genevieve Becroft and the Becroft Foundation, and from Milford local and PumpHouse Trust Board member, Peter Baird. Nearly 1,000 others contributed either large sums or added a couple of extra dollars when they bought a ticket - every donation made a difference! Working with local North Shore businesses the canopy is now proudly in place, with help from Shade Systems, Dave Pearson Architects, Brite Sparx Electrical and Landscape Creations. The canopy covers the area between the theatre, amphitheatre and café buildings, and will provide shelter from Aotearoa’s classic ‘four seasons in one day’ weather for people attending the theatre. The team welcomes you to come down and check out the courtyard canopy anytime, day or night!