WHAT WILL YOUR TOI STORY BE?

Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School

 

TOI ACTING

The most successful acting course in New Zealand for almost 50 years

 

TOI DESIGN

The only stage and screen design degree in New Zealand

 

TOI MANAGEMENT

A broad foundation for a fulfilling career

 

TOI COSTUME

The only course in New Zealand specialising in costume construction for stage and screen

I ref­er­ence my train­ing at Toi con­stantly. The act­ing course gave me con­fid­ence, tech­nique and stam­ina that have served me on every set and in every rehearsal or audi­tion room I have walked into.

Brooke WilliamsOutrageous Fortune, Spartacus, The Almighty Johnsons, The Shannara Chronicles

Study at Toi Whakaari

New Zealand’s leading specialist tertiary education provider for the performing arts

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ACTING

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DESIGN

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PRODUCTION

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COSTUME

What’s On

Events, productions, tours and workshops

Costume Showcase 2016

Costume Showcase 2016

Open Week 2016

Open Week 2016

Teachers Workshops

Teachers Workshops

Props Design Workshop

Props Design Workshop

Latest News

Keep up with Toi students, staff and grads

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Important announcement about the Diploma in Entertainment Technology

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As of 2017, Toi Whakaari will no longer be offering the New Zealand Diploma in Entertainment Technology because of NZQA’s Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ) that has made all certificate and diploma qualifications national qualifications.

The result of the TRoQ review is that there are now a number of new national entertainment and event technology qualifications in level 3, 4 and 6.

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Brita McVeigh Q & A

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Brita McVeigh is a renowned acting coach, directing coach and script editor, she has worked with Taika Waititi,  Robyn Malcom and Bret McKenzie to name a few. Earlier this year Brita worked with the Year One actors on a three week block we call ‘Actor and Instinct’. This is the first of four blocks across the first semester where we lay down foundational actor craft. While she was here I sat down to talk to her about the practice inside ‘Actor and Instinct’.
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Contact Us

Addresses, phone numbers, email and a map

STREET ADDRESS

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre
11 Hutchison Road
Newtown
Wellington 6021
New Zealand

EMAIL

General Enquiries
drama@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

PHONE

+64 4 381 9251

POSTAL ADDRESS

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
PO Box 7146
Wellington South 6242
New Zealand

Key staff list

Christian Penny Director
christian.penny@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

Heather Timms Director of Actor Training
heather.timms@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

Lisa Maule Senior Tutor – Production
lisa.maule@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

Penny Fitt Associate Director and Head of Design and Production
penny.fitt@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
ddi: +64 4 381 9244

Kaarin Macaulay Head of Costume
kaarin.macaulay@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
ddi: +64 4 381 9247

Kris Wehipeihana Nola Millar Library Manager
library@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
ddi: +64 4 381 9218

Dan Slevin Marketing & Communications Manager
marketing@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
mob: +64 21 442 989

Craig Atkins School Registrar
craig.atkins@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
ddi: +64 4 381 9211

For application & student enquiries, please email apply@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

For visits and workshop enquiries, please contact Sascha Perfect at workshops@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

Venue Hire

Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre (home of Toi Whakaari) is hugely exciting and alive, with high, cathedral-like ceilings. You are entering one of the best performance training facilities in New Zealand.

Toi Whakaari shares Te Whaea with the New Zealand School of Dance and the building is purpose built as a centre for teaching performing arts. Large and modern, with state of the art facilities, Te Whaea is located in Newtown on part of Wellington’s ‘green belt’ nature reserve, five minutes drive from the heart of the city and has ample parking.

Te Whaea was previously the Winter Show Buildings in Newtown Wellington.

Space is occasionally available for hire when not in use by the Schools. Click here for information on spaces and costs.

To enquire about venue bookings please contact reception@tewhaea.org.nz