Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School has an Open Programme that provides professional industry level and community level workshops in various aspects of the performing arts.

All workshops are held at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington (unless otherwise stated).

Tours for Schools, Groups and Individuals

We are always happy to welcome groups or individuals to our place of work. For more information or to download a booking form please click here

Workshops for Prospective Students

We run heavily practical short workshops every year during the secondary school holidays for prospective students interested in the performing arts. Below are the workshops on offer in 2015:

Acting workshops

Practical Introduction to Lighting Design

Introduction to Costume Design

Open Week 2015

An opportunity for students who are intending to apply to study at Toi Whakaari in 2016 to come in and experience life at the school and figure out if this is the right learning environment for them.

More details HERE

Teachers Workshops & Master Classes

For more information about past workshops please click here

The next season of workshops and Master Classes for teachers and other adults will run from the 19 – 22 January 2016.

Summer Intensive

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School’s Summer Intensive offers an immersive week-long professional educational experience, combining fun, experiential, interactive workshops with direct, practical learning. You will be taught by experienced industry professionals and surrounded by other passionate collaborators.

The next Summer Intensive will run from 19 – 22 January 2016.

For more details about the 2015 Summer Intensive click here