Toi Whakaari presents a wide variety of shows throughout the year, from classical theatre to brand new devised work, spectacular showcases to original New Zealand film – all tutored by the best in the business. Our courses are strongly practical and we place the most emphasis on good process, to help students realise their full potential. You will see students displaying this in all aspects of our productions, from lighting to costume, set design to voice work, as well as the acting on stage.

Click here for information on our 2015 productions. Take a look at our 2015 Season Brochure.


Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School has an Open Programme that provides professional industry level and community level workshops throughout the year, across all levels of the performing arts. See Study at Toi Whakaari/Short Courses for more info.


In addition to producing a wide variety of theatre shows and films, Toi Whakaari hosts a number of other events to showcase the high calibre of work produced by our students.


Our actors, designers, techs, managers, costumiers and directors all get the opportunity to train for screen work and make their own films, whether at The Film School or whether with fully professional crews. Click here for Toi Film news & information.