current shows

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3 May - 1 October 2021

Toi Whakaari Challenge

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to the Toi Whakaari Challenge – a national competition for students of Technology, Design, Fashion, Drama and Art. Open to all Aotearoa secondary students, Years 11 – 13, TWC Contestants are invited to imagine that they are working in the Art Department of a movie, for which they will imagine, design or make elements for a fictional world – a scenario set in a future Martian colony. Using the TWC brief, the competition requires the showing of work to create design (images, workbooks) or constructed objects (images, video) according to the competition categories. Winning entrants will be eligible for a pool of prizes and receive valuable creative feedback from industry professionals. The Competition is open for submissions anytime during terms two and three: 3 May – 1 October, 2021.

learn more

Nationwide

BOOK NOW

Available online now

Women Beware Women 2020 - ON DEMAND

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Online

BOOK NOW

Available online now

Costume Showcase 2020 - ON DEMAND

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Online

BOOK NOW

24 & 25 September

Costume Showcase 2021

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School’s graduating class of Costume Construction 2021 proudly present their Costume Showcase - a 30-minute visual delight, where a year’s work comes to life from the creative minds of our students.

learn more

Te Whaea Theatre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

BOOK NOW

3-5 November

Manifest 2021

Manifest is Toi Whakaari’s annual event showcasing the work of Aotearoa’s newest makers and designers for stage and screen. The event celebrates the work of graduates from the Bachelor of Design (Stage and Screen) and the NZ Diploma of Scenic Construction and Properties.

learn more

Te Whaea Theatre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

BOOK NOW

26 July - 15 August

Songs of Protest

This project is to bring to life the words, sounds and images of dynamic moments of protest, both current and historical. We are delving into the turbulent stories of protest from the diverse range of places of which the students themselves hail from. We travel around Aotoeroa, the Pacific, the Middle East and Asia.

learn more

Various Regional Venues - tbc

BOOK NOW

25-30 October

Solos 2021

Created by Toi Whakaari first year actors, they create their own original solo works, with total freedom over form, content and style. That’s 21 new pieces of work featuring 21 mavericks standing in their power. What’s not to love?

learn more

Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown

BOOK NOW

22-24 June

FWD Festival 2021

Toi Whakaari FWD Festival celebrates all expressions of digital creation, formed by the next generation of curious disruptors. The world is their oyster and the voices are theirs. Come listen, learn and revel in their creations. 

learn more

Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown

BOOK NOW

Available online now

Text Lab 2020: Blood Wedding ON DEMAND

2020 Text Lab see's our first year actors and costumiers collaborate on Blood Wedding by Frederico Garcia Lorca.

learn more

6:30 am

Online

BOOK NOW

19 July - 23rd July

Open Week 2021

We are opening up our school between Monday 19th and Friday 23rd of July to prospective students who would like to experience what its like to study here at Toi Whakaari. You are able to choose up to 2 days of your choice to participate in for a full days class schedule. Take a look at the timetable on the bookings form to create your Open Week experience.

learn more

10:00 am

Toi Whakaari

BOOK NOW

25 October

Toi Film 2021

Join us to celebrate another year of screen collaborations between Toi Whakaari students, staff and industry. This year’s selection features new films directed by internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary artist Tanu Gago, award winning filmmaker Asuka Sylvie, and renowned actor and filmmaker Florence Noble. 

learn more

6:30 pm

Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Tce, Wellington 

BOOK NOW

9-11 june

FWD 2020 - Metamorphosis

The annual Festival of Work-in-Development is a major event in the school’s calendar.

learn more

9:00 am

Online

book now

17-21 August

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Category is: “My only love sprung from my only hate”. It’s Verona via Porirua – on the way home from Courtney Place.

learn more

9:00 am

High Schools

book now

ON DEMAND until 12 September

Double Bill: Pre-Lockdown Post

Written by Hone Kouka & Toi Whakaari 2020 Third Year Acting students. Directed by Hone Kouka, Production Design by Sylvie McCreanor, Sound Design by Karnan Saba & Choreography by Tupe Lualua.

learn more

6:00 pm

Online

book now

ON DEMAND until 12 September

Double Bill: Lockdown La Ronde

Written by Victor Rodger, Directed by Jarod Rawiri, Production Design by Cody Derbyshire, Sound Design Karnan Saba & Choreography by Tupe Lualua.

learn more

7:30 pm

Online

book now

21 August

Open Day 2020

Join us for Open Day 2020 held on Friday the 21st of August. We will be hosting x3 campus tours: 10am, 1pm, 3pm, followed by a Q&A session with some of our staff and students. There are only 20 spaces per tour. Register for your place today!

learn more

9:00 am

11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington. You MUST book to attend!

book now

Available online now

Text Lab 2020: Blood Wedding ON DEMAND

2020 Text Lab see's our first year actors and costumiers collaborate on Blood Wedding by Frederico Garcia Lorca.

learn more

6:30 am

Online

book now

18-19 September

Costume Showcase 2020

Our annual showcase featuring the major works of our graduating costumiers, plus other highlights including millinery, corsetry, masks and some of the costumes from recent Toi Whakaari productions.

learn more

6:30 pm

Te Whaea Theatre

book now

22- 31 October

Women Beware Women

This full scale Jacobean production event is the culmination of several months of hard graft from our aspiring production managers, design students and 2nd year actors.

learn more

7:00 pm

Te Whaea Theatre

book now

24 October

50th Birthday Party/Reunion

Celebrating 50 years of Toi Whakaari performance excellence.

learn more

7:00 pm

book now

27 October - 1 November

Solos Season

This project holds a tradition of blasting audiences with originality and innovation. Book now!

learn more

6:00 pm

Basement Theatre, Te Whaea

book now

5-7 November

Manifest

Manifest is the annual showcase of the work of our graduating makers and designers for stage and screen.

learn more

10:00 am

Te Whaea Theatre

book now

10 November

Toi Film

Toi Film is Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School’s annual world-premiere screening of short films created by graduating students in collaboration with some of Aotearoa’s top industry professionals.

learn more

6:30 pm

Embassy Theatre

book now

9-11 june

FWD 2020 - Metamorphosis

The annual Festival of Work-in-Development is a major event in the school’s calendar.

learn more

9:00 am

Online

book now

17-21 August

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Category is: “My only love sprung from my only hate”. It’s Verona via Porirua – on the way home from Courtney Place.

learn more

9:00 am

High Schools

book now

ON DEMAND until 12 September

Double Bill: Pre-Lockdown Post

Written by Hone Kouka & Toi Whakaari 2020 Third Year Acting students. Directed by Hone Kouka, Production Design by Sylvie McCreanor, Sound Design by Karnan Saba & Choreography by Tupe Lualua.

learn more

6:00 pm

Online

book now

ON DEMAND until 12 September

Double Bill: Lockdown La Ronde

Written by Victor Rodger, Directed by Jarod Rawiri, Production Design by Cody Derbyshire, Sound Design Karnan Saba & Choreography by Tupe Lualua.

learn more

7:30 pm

Online

book now

21 August

Open Day 2020

Join us for Open Day 2020 held on Friday the 21st of August. We will be hosting x3 campus tours: 10am, 1pm, 3pm, followed by a Q&A session with some of our staff and students. There are only 20 spaces per tour. Register for your place today!

learn more

9:00 am

11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington. You MUST book to attend!

book now

Available online now

Text Lab 2020: Blood Wedding ON DEMAND

2020 Text Lab see's our first year actors and costumiers collaborate on Blood Wedding by Frederico Garcia Lorca.

learn more

6:30 am

Online

book now

18-19 September

Costume Showcase 2020

Our annual showcase featuring the major works of our graduating costumiers, plus other highlights including millinery, corsetry, masks and some of the costumes from recent Toi Whakaari productions.

learn more

6:30 pm

Te Whaea Theatre

book now

22- 31 October

Women Beware Women

This full scale Jacobean production event is the culmination of several months of hard graft from our aspiring production managers, design students and 2nd year actors.

learn more

7:00 pm

Te Whaea Theatre

book now

24 October

50th Birthday Party/Reunion

Celebrating 50 years of Toi Whakaari performance excellence.

learn more

7:00 pm

book now

27 October - 1 November

Solos Season

This project holds a tradition of blasting audiences with originality and innovation. Book now!

learn more

6:00 pm

Basement Theatre, Te Whaea

book now

5-7 November

Manifest

Manifest is the annual showcase of the work of our graduating makers and designers for stage and screen.

learn more

10:00 am

Te Whaea Theatre

book now

10 November

Toi Film

Toi Film is Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School’s annual world-premiere screening of short films created by graduating students in collaboration with some of Aotearoa’s top industry professionals.

learn more

6:30 pm

Embassy Theatre

book now

Available online now

Women Beware Women 2020 - ON DEMAND

learn more

Online

book now

Available online now

Costume Showcase 2020 - ON DEMAND

learn more

Online

book now

Available online now

Text Lab 2020: Blood Wedding ON DEMAND

2020 Text Lab see's our first year actors and costumiers collaborate on Blood Wedding by Frederico Garcia Lorca.

learn more

6:30 am

Online

book now

3 May - 1 October 2021

Toi Whakaari Challenge

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to the Toi Whakaari Challenge – a national competition for students of Technology, Design, Fashion, Drama and Art. Open to all Aotearoa secondary students, Years 11 – 13, TWC Contestants are invited to imagine that they are working in the Art Department of a movie, for which they will imagine, design or make elements for a fictional world – a scenario set in a future Martian colony. Using the TWC brief, the competition requires the showing of work to create design (images, workbooks) or constructed objects (images, video) according to the competition categories. Winning entrants will be eligible for a pool of prizes and receive valuable creative feedback from industry professionals. The Competition is open for submissions anytime during terms two and three: 3 May – 1 October, 2021.

learn more

Nationwide

book now

26 July - 15 August

Songs of Protest

This project is to bring to life the words, sounds and images of dynamic moments of protest, both current and historical. We are delving into the turbulent stories of protest from the diverse range of places of which the students themselves hail from. We travel around Aotoeroa, the Pacific, the Middle East and Asia.

learn more

Various Regional Venues - tbc

book now

22-24 June

FWD Festival 2021

Toi Whakaari FWD Festival celebrates all expressions of digital creation, formed by the next generation of curious disruptors. The world is their oyster and the voices are theirs. Come listen, learn and revel in their creations. 

learn more

Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown

book now

9-11 june

FWD 2020 - Metamorphosis

The annual Festival of Work-in-Development is a major event in the school’s calendar.

learn more

9:00 am

Online

book now

17-21 August

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Category is: “My only love sprung from my only hate”. It’s Verona via Porirua – on the way home from Courtney Place.

learn more

9:00 am

High Schools

book now

ON DEMAND until 12 September

Double Bill: Pre-Lockdown Post

Written by Hone Kouka & Toi Whakaari 2020 Third Year Acting students. Directed by Hone Kouka, Production Design by Sylvie McCreanor, Sound Design by Karnan Saba & Choreography by Tupe Lualua.

learn more

6:00 pm

Online

book now

ON DEMAND until 12 September

Double Bill: Lockdown La Ronde

Written by Victor Rodger, Directed by Jarod Rawiri, Production Design by Cody Derbyshire, Sound Design Karnan Saba & Choreography by Tupe Lualua.

learn more

7:30 pm

Online

book now

21 August

Open Day 2020

Join us for Open Day 2020 held on Friday the 21st of August. We will be hosting x3 campus tours: 10am, 1pm, 3pm, followed by a Q&A session with some of our staff and students. There are only 20 spaces per tour. Register for your place today!

learn more

9:00 am

11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington. You MUST book to attend!

book now

19 July - 23rd July

Open Week 2021

We are opening up our school between Monday 19th and Friday 23rd of July to prospective students who would like to experience what its like to study here at Toi Whakaari. You are able to choose up to 2 days of your choice to participate in for a full days class schedule. Take a look at the timetable on the bookings form to create your Open Week experience.

learn more

10:00 am

Toi Whakaari

book now

24 & 25 September

Costume Showcase 2021

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School’s graduating class of Costume Construction 2021 proudly present their Costume Showcase - a 30-minute visual delight, where a year’s work comes to life from the creative minds of our students.

learn more

Te Whaea Theatre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

book now

3-5 November

Manifest 2021

Manifest is Toi Whakaari’s annual event showcasing the work of Aotearoa’s newest makers and designers for stage and screen. The event celebrates the work of graduates from the Bachelor of Design (Stage and Screen) and the NZ Diploma of Scenic Construction and Properties.

learn more

Te Whaea Theatre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

book now

25-30 October

Solos 2021

Created by Toi Whakaari first year actors, they create their own original solo works, with total freedom over form, content and style. That’s 21 new pieces of work featuring 21 mavericks standing in their power. What’s not to love?

learn more

Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown

book now

18-19 September

Costume Showcase 2020

Our annual showcase featuring the major works of our graduating costumiers, plus other highlights including millinery, corsetry, masks and some of the costumes from recent Toi Whakaari productions.

learn more

6:30 pm

Te Whaea Theatre

book now

22- 31 October

Women Beware Women

This full scale Jacobean production event is the culmination of several months of hard graft from our aspiring production managers, design students and 2nd year actors.

learn more

7:00 pm

Te Whaea Theatre

book now

24 October

50th Birthday Party/Reunion

Celebrating 50 years of Toi Whakaari performance excellence.

learn more

7:00 pm

book now

27 October - 1 November

Solos Season

This project holds a tradition of blasting audiences with originality and innovation. Book now!

learn more

6:00 pm

Basement Theatre, Te Whaea

book now

5-7 November

Manifest

Manifest is the annual showcase of the work of our graduating makers and designers for stage and screen.

learn more

10:00 am

Te Whaea Theatre

book now

10 November

Toi Film

Toi Film is Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School’s annual world-premiere screening of short films created by graduating students in collaboration with some of Aotearoa’s top industry professionals.

learn more

6:30 pm

Embassy Theatre

book now

25 October

Toi Film 2021

Join us to celebrate another year of screen collaborations between Toi Whakaari students, staff and industry. This year’s selection features new films directed by internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary artist Tanu Gago, award winning filmmaker Asuka Sylvie, and renowned actor and filmmaker Florence Noble. 

learn more

6:30 pm

Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Tce, Wellington 

book now

Past Productions

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2020

2019

2018

2017