After-school drama uses fun activities to teach performance skills such as vocal technique, movement, character building, devising and script work. Students will learn ways of working together, stepping forward into leadership and listening to others. Drama class is just like any other team and students will be guided in how to support each other in performance, learning and discovery.

Fees: $120 per term

Tuesdays: Churton Park Community Centre

  • 9-12 year olds: 3.45pm-4.45pm

Thursdays:  Island Bay Community Centre

  • 5-8 year olds: 3.30pm-4.30pm

  • 9-12 year olds: 4.30pm-5.30pm

  • Advanced Drama (experienced 10-13 year olds) 5.30-6.30pm

Saturdays: Churton Park Community Centre

  • 5-8 year olds: 10-11am


Teenagers are given tools to create their own work and bring to life the work of others. Classes involve voice and movement training as well as character building skills and acting for stage as well as screen. Students are encouraged to make their own discoveries and are mentored to become independent performers who can create and problem-solve on their own.


Wellington Young Actors produced an original work, To Sunder in the 2015 New Zealand Fringe Festival. They were awarded Best Newcomer and were also nominated for Outstanding Ensemble.

Fees: $135 per term

Tuesdays (mixed levels): Churton Park Community Centre, 4.45-6.15pm
Wednesdays (level 1): Toi Poneke, Abel Smith St, Te Aro, 4-5pm
                  (level 2): Toi Poneke, Abel Smith St, Te Aro, 5-6.30pm

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Active Actors is a monthly workshops series for actors and theatre makers who have intellectual disabilities.

Professionals from the theatre and film industry work with the group to share and build a variety of skills including devising, lighting, directing and performance.

Active Actors is currently free to attend due to very generous donors- thanks!

If you'd like to join our Active Actors sessions or if you would like to make a donation to ensure these sessions continue please contact