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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.

When creativity and imagination is undervalued in school and socially our creative children feel like they don't belong. 

But our classes are a place where they will flourish and delve deeper into their unique ideas and develop them through acting, mime, story telling, improvisation and more. 

Because they meet like-minded kids they become confident and make friends easily. Our trained teachers walk with them celebrating every milestone on their drama journey.

Our students perform at community events and are often selected for leading roles in local theatre productions. Academy students are awarded top marks at festivals and for grade exams.

We have a range of classes in Speech and Drama and Theatre and Acting for beginners to senior level. 

We also realise that parents need to juggle activities so our Musical Theatre Classes are a "one stop shop" and cover acting, movement and singing.  These sessions are subject to the number of students wishing to attend them.

For more on classes see our website at https://enrolmy.com/making-a-scene

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 Debi Walters-Brown for more information on 021 324 707 or email dramaandvoiceacademy@gmail.com

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 forthcoming shows and auditions, please visit




Whitireia Performing Arts Company Ltd



National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA)

Visit https://www.ara.ac.nz/study-options/our-study-interest-areas/music-theatre 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.

Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC)

Visit http://www.wintec.ac.nz for details of their Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts courses in Music or Theatre.