current shows

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May - 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.

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Nationwide

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Available online now

Women Beware Women - ON DEMAND

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Online

BOOK NOW

ON DEMAND LINK AVAILABLE

Text Lab: Blood Wedding ON DEMAND

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

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6:30 am

Online

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3 & 4 and 10 & 11 April

Toi Whakaari Con Crunch 2021

Come get your 2021 Armageddon cosplay, costume or comic inspired fantasy fashion ready with our Con Crunch – a two day construction masterclass with legendary Weta Workshop sculptor Sanit Klamchanuan (Thor: Ragnorok, Mulan, Power Rangers, Ghost in the Shell, Thunderbirds Are Go) who is teaming up with Toi Whakaari to run these epic weekends.

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9:00 am

Set & Props Workshop - Toi Whakaari, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

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9-11 june

FWD 2020 - Metamorphosis

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

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9:00 am

Online

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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.

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9:00 am

High Schools

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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.

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6:00 pm

Online

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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.

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7:30 pm

Online

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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

ON DEMAND LINK AVAILABLE

Text Lab: 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

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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

ON DEMAND LINK AVAILABLE

Text Lab: 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

May - 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

3 & 4 and 10 & 11 April

Toi Whakaari Con Crunch 2021

Come get your 2021 Armageddon cosplay, costume or comic inspired fantasy fashion ready with our Con Crunch – a two day construction masterclass with legendary Weta Workshop sculptor Sanit Klamchanuan (Thor: Ragnorok, Mulan, Power Rangers, Ghost in the Shell, Thunderbirds Are Go) who is teaming up with Toi Whakaari to run these epic weekends.

learn more

9:00 am

Set & Props Workshop - Toi Whakaari, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, 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

ON DEMAND LINK AVAILABLE

Text Lab: 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

Past Productions

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2020

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2018

2017