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Junior Theatre


WTC are delighted to host two groups who offer training to younger people.

Both hold their classes in the Riverbank Centre.

Come and join our action packed drama classes in Whangarei and Bream Bay. Our trained teachers provide quality after school tuition with several different classes on offer.

Drama Classes cater for up to 15 students ages 7-10 and 11- 15 and aim to develop a range of skills developing confidence, clear speech, drama conventions, acting and presentation etc. No experience required.


 Academy Classes cater for students age 10 -18 who  flourish in a goal-driven environment seeking exploration and extension in the above areas as they work towards several targets each year. Choose a specialist academy class to meet your needs:

Acting and Speaking

Drama and Theatre

Public Speaking and Leadership

Musical Theatre

Classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays (Ruakaka) and Thursdays please visit www.makingascene.co.nz for more information.

Our focus is on developing communication, presentation and performance skills using drama as a platform for learning. Making a Scene Drama classes are a fantastic catalyst for developing essential communication and acting skills that contribute to personal and career success for life. Our Academy classes combine drama with improvisation and public speaking skills that give our students skills for life.

Contact tutor Helen Morton-Jones for more information on 021 172 3568 or email info@makingascene.co.nz and see http://makingascene.co.nz

RisingStarz Performing Arts Trust is a theatre group for young people between 8 -18. It produces two stage shows a year.

RisingStarz is inclusive and aims to give everyone a part in their shows but auditions will be held for main speaking and singing roles.

Rehearsals are on a Sunday afternoon at the Whangarei Theatre from 1-3 pm with additional times closer to the performing dates.

The shows are run by volunteers with extensive theatre experience. Offers of support, especially around show dates, are always greatly appreciated. 

For more information about the upcoming shows and auditions, or ways to be a part of RisingStarz, please contact Kirsten Parker van Eck on risingstarznz@gmail.com or on 0211172341.




For those whose children are more interested in acting than musical theatre


Whitireia Performing Arts Company Ltd - visit http://www.whitireia.ac.nz


National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA)

visit http://www.cpit.ac.nz/nasda for details of the three-year Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music Theatre) course.


Centre City Music Trust (CCMT)

visit http://www.ccmt.org.nz

CCMT is a non-profit organisation run by a volunteer board that believes passionately in Music Theatre education.  It provides workshops and short courses through the year presented by a variety of nationally acclaimed and international tutors to enable people of all ages to improve their music theatre skills in singing, dance and drama.

Workshops are provided throughout the year for all ages, with a Focus workshop for adults in January as well as their 12-day Emerging Talent Summer School.

Mail: risingstarznz@gmail.com