New Zealand theatre

 

New Zealand theatre & performing arts
A comprehensive list of websites

Reviews

Theatre View
New Zealand performing arts reviews, with a directory of NZ theatre.

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Abbey Musical Theatre, Palmerston North

Archives, theatre history

New Zealand Theatre Archive
The New Zealand Theatre Archive,  formed to help preserve and promote interest in New Zealand’s theatre heritage.

Agents, organisations

Karen Kay Management
A New Zealand management agency.

New Zealand Actors Agents Guild

Drama New Zealand
New Zealand Journal of Research in Performing Arts and EducationDrama New Zealand represents and advocates on behalf of drama teachers, academics, applied theatre workers and theatre in education practitioners at national and international
forums and in education policy-making.

Cuba Creative
Cuba Creative is a performing arts and creative production house specialising in bringing arts-based projects and events to life in partnership with leading and emerging creators.

Actors Agents Association of New Zealand

Auckland Actors

Springsouth Actors Agency

The Robert Bruce Agency

Actors Agents Association of New Zealand

The Human Agency. 

Fresh Talent

 

Artmedia. com.au. 
Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Literary & Performing Arts

Actors Equity NZ

Auckland

Auckland Actors
Auckland actors and presenters, an online showcase.

Auckland Music Theatre
Auckland’s longest running musical theatre group.

Auckland Theatre Company
Established in 1992, Auckland Theatre Company is Auckland’s premier professional theatre company and one of the leading theatre companies in New Zealand. The Company presents a mainbill season of seven to eight plays to over 80,000 people from throughout Auckland and the Upper North Island each year.

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC)
The Auckland Performing Arts Centre is comprised of two dedicated dance and drama studios, and a studio theatre with flexible seating for up to 144.
The centre is designed to foster a collaborative relationship between the different performing arts disciplines and to provide an environment for experimentation within the built fabric.  Spaces can be adapted to engage with participants and observers in an intimate setting.

The Maidment Theatre, The University of Auckland
The Maidment Theatre, seating 448 and Musgrove Studio seating 104, offer clear and unimpeded views of the stage in air-conditioned comfort.

Catalyst Theatre Company
Adventurous theatre for a new generation.

Outfit Theatre

Q Theatre
Unique to Q, within Auckland’s performance venues, is its structure and business case. Q is an independently owned and operated organisation founded by the Auckland Performing Arts Community, with the purpose of providing a hub for the performing arts in Auckland.

Theatre Scenes
James Wenley’s Auckland theater blog. Theatre Scenes is an independent and alternative blog for reviews, interviews, news and commentary of theatre productions in Auckland and beyond.
If you have a production you would like to be reviewed, or would like to suggest something to be featured on Theatre Scenes, please email.

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Bats Theatre, Wellington.

Blogs

Theatre View
The New Zealand Performing Arts Review & Directory. News, coming attractions, forums and reviews.

 

The Bruce Mason Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland.

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Capital E  National Theatre for Children, Wellington. 
A full-time professional theatre company creating, producing and touring innovative new works for children year round. 

Casting

Talent Online
A searchable directory of screen, stage and event performing artists.

Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North.

Children’s Theatre. Capital E 
National Theatre for Children, Wellington.

Christchurch

Christchurch theatre and actor index.

Court Theatre, Christchurch.

Hagley Theatre, Christchurch.

Christchurch Drama Schools – Websites for Vocational Training in …
Find Christchurch Drama Schools and more Vocational Training websites in Christchurch, New Zealand on NZS.com.

Christian Musicals
Contemporary christian musicals in ready to perform format, complete with backing tracks.  Original musicals by New Zealander, Wayne Wright.

Circa Theatre,Wellington.

Coasters Musical Theatre, Paraparaumu. 
A theatre housed in what was originally The Paraparaumu Post Office.

Comedy: New Zealand stand-up comedy, comedy films and TV

The Classic Comedy and Bar, Queen Street, Auckland.

Covert Theatre, Karangahape Road, Auckland. 
Improvised and sketch comedy.

The Millen Baird Show
Millen is a New Zealand writer/actor/producer who specializes in creating content for the web and television. A graduate of the Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts he has been creating his own work for the last decade. After finding success with his cult hit TV sketch comedy show, The Millen Baird Show, he co-created the faux reality online smash hit Auckland Daze for TVNZ On Demand.

New Zealand International Comedy Festival

The  New Zealand Comedy Guild
offers a unified voice for comedians in their communications with other branches of the industry.

Raybon Kan Official Web Site

Companies

Auckland Theatre Company 

Catalyst Theatre Company, Auckland.
Adventurous theatre for a new generation.

Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North.

Centrestage Theatre. Auckland.
An amateur theatre society in Orewa, Auckland.

Circa Theatre, Wellington.

Company Theatre, Belmont, Auckland. 
A community theatre company.

Court Theatre, Christchurch. 
Christchurch’s professional theatre company.

Covert Theatre, Karangahape Road, Auckland. 
Improvised and sketch comedy. Workshops and liscensed cafe.

The Ellerslie Theatre Company, Auckland.

Fortune Theatre, Dunedin

Free Lunch Theatre Company

Hagley Theatre, Christchurch.

Indian Ink Theatre Company

The Playground NZ
Specialising in award-winning visual and spatially considered performance productions the company has presented in New Zealand and Europe.

The Real Theatre Company, North Shore, Auckland.  
Bringing professional theatre to the North Shore.

Shakespeare Globe Theatre New Zealand

Titirangi Drama Inc, Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland.

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Dolphin Theatre, Onehunga.

Downstage Theatre,Wellington.
A long-established professional theatre

Drama Christi Theatre,Wellington. 
An amateur theatre co-operative.

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The Ellerslie Theatre Company, Auckland.

Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, 
an art gallery (as well as a centre for wider community use – theatre, cafe, etc), Upper Hutt, Wellington.

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Fortune Theatre, Dunedin. 
The Dunedin professional theatre company.

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Gryphon Theatre, Wellington. 
Stagecraft at the Gryphon Theatre. 

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Hagley Theatre Company, Christchurch.

History

New Zealand Theatre Archive
The New Zealand Theatre Archive,  formed to help preserve and promote interest in New Zealand’s theatre heritage.

Howick Little Theatre, Auckland.

Hurst, Michael. A Michael Hurst web site.

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International Drama/Theatre and Education Association
New Zealand Journal of Research in Performing Arts and Education

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Maidment Theatre, Auckland University

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Napier Municipal Theatre

National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art, Christchurch

National Library of New Zealand theatre web directory.

National Youth Drama School

New Zealand Drama School. Toi Whakaari

New Zealand Theatre Archive
The New Zealand Theatre Archive, formed to help preserve and promote interest in New Zealand’s theatre heritage.

North Shore, Auckland

The Bruce Mason Theatre, Takapuna.

The Pumphouse, Lake Pupuke, Takapuna.

OnStage
A website for anyone and everyone with aspirations to perform, sing, dance, direct, engineer, help out or in fact have anything at all to do with theatre. Visitors can also join the Onstage club and gain access to on-line reference material and make contact with other members. Includes an audition notice board.

Playwrights

Playmarket Online
New Zealand’s playwright agency and script advisory service. Search and access information on individual playwrights.

Playwrights Association of New Zealand (PANZ)
The aim of the Association is to foster the writing of plays through playwriting seminars, workshops, competitions, play Assessments and newsletters and to foster links between playwright members.

Auckland  Playwrights Collective

New Zealand playwrights.
Wikipedia entries.

Drama New Zraland
Drama New Zealand is an association for teachers, youth theatre and theatre in education practitioners interested in promoting the recognition, study and development of drama in education from early childhood to tertiary education.

The Pumphouse, Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland.

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Red Mole. An article by Terry Snow.

Reviews

Theatre View
The New Zealand Performing Arts Review & Directory

Theatre news and reviews from The NZ Herald.

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Schools

Drama Schools in New Zealand. Websites for Vocational Training, a Database.
www.nzs.com

Drama schools in New Zealand
Wikipedia entries.

Auckland

Auckland City Theatre Academy
A leading performing arts academy in Auckland.

The Performance.net
Offering dance and drama classes throughout the Greater Auckland region, for people of all ages and abilities.

Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School, Newton.

Christchurch

Christchurch Drama Schools – Websites for Vocational Training 
NZS.com

Top Dog Theatre
The theatre company has been involved in a number of productions since 2003 and also offers drama courses for young people.

Hagley Theatre Company
Performing arts courses, located in Christchurch.

Waikato

Waikato Performing Arts Academy

Wellington

1st Gear Productions
Ist Gear Productions is a theatre company for ages 8 to 18 that provides drama classes for children and young adults.

National Youth Drama School

New Zealand Drama School. Toi Whakaari

Victoria Unversity, Wellington. Theatre programme.

Wellington Performing Arts Centre
The Wellington Performing Arts Centre is dedicated to offering innovative tertiary training programmes in the performing arts.

Shakespeare Globe New Zealand
The Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Inc exists to promote, encourage and facilitate the performance, appreciation and study of the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries.T

Talent Online 
A searchable directory of screen, stage and event performing artists.

Theatre web links. New Zealand theatre venues.  
Te Puna

Theatres, venues

Aotea Centre, Auckland.

Bats Theatre, Wellington.

Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland.

Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North.

Centrestage Theatre. Auckland. 

Circa Theatre, Wellington.

Court Theatre, Christchurch.

Covert Theatre, Karangahape Road, Auckland.

Dolphin Theatre, Onehunga.

Downstage Theatre, Wellington.

Fortune Theatre, Dunedin. 

Hagley Theatre, Christchurch.

Howick Little Theatre,  Auckland.

James Hay Theatre, Christchurch.

The Maidment Theatre, The University of Auckland

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington. Includes 19 venues.

Napier Municipal Theatre

Outfit Theatre

Q Theatre
Unique to Q, within Auckland’s performance venues, is its structure and business case. Q is an independently owned and operated organisation founded by the Auckland Performing Arts Community, with the purpose of providing a hub for the performing arts in Auckland.

The Pumphouse,  Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland.

Titirangi Drama Inc, Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland.
Dedicated to offering the highest quality live theatre possible while retaining the unique, almost intimate environment which only amateur productions
can provide.

Venue Web
A database of New Zealand theatre and performance venues, spaces, with architectural drawings in CAD / dxf form.

Wellington Performing Arts Centre
Wellington College of Performing Arts

Theatresports.co.nz: 
Home of improvised Theatresports in New Zealand. Includes a special section on Theatersports for schools/youth.

Titirangi Drama Inc, Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland. 
Dedicated to offering the highest quality live theatre possible while retaining the unique, almost intimate environment which only amateur productions
can provide.

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Venue hire

Venue Hire
Venue Hire offers a very comprehensive selection of New Zealand venues for hire. In particular they have139 options for exhibitions and 55 for shows. Free listings for theatre groups, clubs, and associations.

Venue Web
A database of New Zealand theatre and performance venues, spaces, with architectural drawings in CAD / dxf form.

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Waikato Performing Arts Academy

Ward-Lealand. Jennifer. A Jennifer-Ward Lealand website.

Wellington

Downstage Theatre

Circa Theatre

Cuba Creative
Cuba Creative is a performing arts and creative production house specialising in bringing arts-based projects and events to life in partnership with leading and emerging creators.

BATS Theatre

St James Theatre and Opera House

Belfrey Theatre, home to the Wellington Theatre Company

Michael Fowler Centre. Includes 19 venues.

Poirua Little Theatre

Wellington Musical Theatre

Wellington Ritz Theatre

Wellington Performing Arts Centre
The Wellington Performing Arts Centre is dedicated to offering nnovative tertiary training programmes in the performing arts.

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