Dance, Drama & Music holiday workshops

Dance, drama and music school holiday workshops

The BEST school holiday programmes and workshops for children and teenagers who like to sing, dance, model, act or perform in Auckland, New Zealand.

Featured Dance, Drama and Music school holiday classes in Auckland

Eliette's Music Academy Band and Musical Theatre workshops

Eliette’s Music Academy has two Auckland locations in Albany on the North Shore and in Grafton in Central Auckland.

Musical Theatre
Christmas Special – 20 Dec to 23 Dec 2021
Frozen the Musical – 24 Jan to 28 Jan 2022
Sing, dance, act, create props and learn the art of stage performance in this 4 day workshop.

Band workshops 
Juniors (8 to 12 years) 22 Dec and 23 Dec 2022 OR 17 Jan to 19 Jan OR 24 Jan to 25 Jan 2022.
Seniors (13 to 17 years) 20 Dec and 21 Dec 2022 OR 19 Jan to 21 Jan OR 20 Jan to 22 Jan 2022
Learn what it takes to jam in a band. Workshop covers, write originals and enjoy making music together. Broken into junior and senior age groups.

Song writing workshops 
24 Jan to 26 Jan 2022:  Seniors (13 to 18 years)
27 Oct  to 29 Oct 2022:  Juniors (8 to 12 years).
Covering structure, lyrics, chords, hooks and riffs you’ll learn what it takes to write a memorable song and then record your very own track.

For more info contact  or phone 021 067 6333.

Holiday programmes at TAPAC

TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre), 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Central Auckland
Full week, one day, two day and three day programmes run in each of the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter school holidays.

TAPAC runs a range of popular school holiday programmes. Programmes are taught by practicing industry professionals. No experience is required, there’s something to suit all abilities and ages from 5 to 17 years.

January 2022 school holiday programmes include: 
Kids Dance Pacific (7 to 15 Years) 10 Jan to 14 Jan 2022
Summer Adventure (5 to 7 Years) 10 Jan to 12 Jan OR 26 Jan to 28 Jan 
Film & TV Audition Workshop (7 to 11 Years) 11 Jan and 12 Jan 2022
Circus Arts (12 to 16 Years) 12 Jan to 14 Jan 2022
Film & TV Audition Workshop (12 to 17 Years) 13 Jan and 14 Jan 2022
Zoo Adventure holiday programme (5 to 7 years) 13 Jan and 14 Jan 2022
Write a Pop Hit (12 to 17 years) 17 Jan to 19 Jan 2022
Sci-Fi Stage Combat Holiday progamme (7 to 11 years) 24 Jan to 26 Jan 2022
The Magician’s Hat Holiday programme (7 to 11 Years) 19 Jan to 21 Jan 2022
Hip Hop Workshop (8 to 11 years) 21 Jan 2022
Magical Music Holiday programme (5 to 7 Years) 24 Jan and 25 Jan 2022.
Theatre Games (7 to 11 years) 27 Jan and 28 Jan 2022

Kids Up Front | Sing, Act, Dance and perform in a Show!

Epsom Girls Grammar, Epsom, Central Auckland
Spring 2021 five day holiday programme:
Mon 24 Jan to Fri 28 Jan 2022
Workshop runs from 9am to 3pm and extended hours from 8am to 5:30pm (4pm on final day) are included to cater for busy parents.

Every school holidays Kids Up Front works with enthusiastic boys and girls to put on a fabulous Musical Show and the Jan 2022 theme is yet to be announced. Children have singing, dancing and drama sessions in their age groups with specialist tutors. The programme culminates on the last day with a wonderful musical show in the theatre at 3pm for parents and friends to enjoy.

Artz on Show school holiday performing arts workshops

Central Auckland Christmas Special – 20 Dec to 24 Dec 2021
Central Auckland- Epsom Girls Grammar – 17 Jan to 21 Jan 2022
East Auckland – Howick College – 24 Jan to 28 Jan 2022
Franklin – ACG Strathallan – 17 Jan to 21 Jan 2022
North Shore – Takapuna Normal Intermediate – 24 Jan to 28 Jan 2022
Hamilton – Southwell School – 17 Jan to 21 Jan 2022

Workshops run 9am to 4pm (drop off from 8.30am for parents convenience)

Artz On Show run school holiday workshops to educate young students aged 5-15 in all facets of the Arts while helping to build confidence and self-esteem.

Each workshop is centered around a theme, with the January 2022 school holiday activities being based on The Jungle Book Workshops inspire creative choices in music and script, offering a variety of Performing Arts classes during the school holidays with students working towards performing in a final showcase. 

Brickworks Drama School Online holiday programme

Wed 13 to Fri 15 October 202: two sessions per day with a lunch break in the middle

Auckland may be in lockdown, but Brickworks Drama School still has some online drama fun planned these holidays! It’s drama on Zoom, or as they like to call it “Droom”.  And you don’t have to live in Auckland to join in! In fact, you could invite your Australian cousins to Droom with Brickworks…

The online drama workshops will keep your 6 – 14 year old kids entertained while developing their confidence, communication, and teamwork under the guidance of experienced tutors Natascha Diaz and Lauren Jackson.

Each day has a theme and is self-contained, so single-day bookings are fine. Students will work in their age groups: 6 – 9 years, and 10 – 14 years.  They will also take them through a craft activity each day, using everyday household items.

The Chapel, Te Atatu Peninsula, West Auckland
Workshops run in the Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter school holidays.

Brickwork’s exciting drama workshops are self-contained days with a central theme, finishing with a showcase by the kids at 3pm each day for parents and caregivers.  Students gain confidence, enhancing their communication and teamwork skills through games and exercises taught by the experienced Brickworks drama tutors. Each day also includes a craft activity.

Head Held High speech and drama holiday prorammes

Two Auckland locations: Newmarket and Ponsonby
Classes run in the Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring school holidays.

Head Held High holiday programmes are full of fun, learning and creativity for kids in Year 1 to 8. FUN is the focus! Each day is packed with ‘crowd favourite‘ speech and drama games that kids love. Games and activities are delivered in ways that engage and challenge and are fun for all, regardless of the level of previous speech and drama experience kids bring. Come for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days of the week! Sibling and bring-a-friend discounts are available.

Covert Theatre's Boost! Building Creative Confidence for Kids

Covert Theatre, 51 Mackelvie Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Classes run in the autumn, winter, spring and summer school holidays.

The ideal place for your child to build their confidence and have loads of FUN doing it! Improv promotes not just quick and agile thinking, but important life skills such as self-awareness, collaboration and storytelling. Run by a qualified teacher, this program is a great way to venture into the world of performing arts. 

Ages 8-12, suitable for all levels of experience. Limited places available,  book online now to avoid disappointment!

Ten Feet Tall Holiday Fun

Two Auckland locations: Greenhithe and Albany
Classes run in the Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring school holidays.

Ten Feet Tall offers small group holiday programmes and classes for parents who want a quality experience for their children. The speech and drama based holiday programmes are packed with creativity, skills and fun to develop speaking and performing confidence. Register early as places are limited. Sibling and friend discounts are available.

Hit the Stage! school holiday theatre workshops

The Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna, North Shore
TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre), Western Springs
The January 2022 Hit the Stage! program cannot run due to renovations at TAPAC and the unavailability of other venues.

Under the direction of the creative team from Tim Bray Youth Theatre, students will have the opportunity to explore their performance skills, build confidence, and create a unique piece of theatre, ready to ‘Hit the Stage!’ at the end of the week with a free entry performance for family and friends. Workshops are offered for kids aged 7 to 12 years.

The week is designed to build the young actor’s confidence and skill, incorporating aspects of stagecraft such as ensemble work, voice, movement, improvisation, characterisation, even singing and script work if required in the show. 

Initiate Dance Holiday Programme

Two Auckland locations in Glen Een and Pakuranga:
Ceramco Park Function Centre 10 Jan to 14 Jan and 17 Jan to 22 Jan 2022
Pakuranga Bowling Club 10 Jan to 14 Jan and 17 Jan to 22 Jan 2022

Dance away the holidays and join in the fun! Over one week 8 to 12 year olds learn a variety of dance techniques and routines with fun games and team building activities. The dance programme is about engaging young people in a positive way during the school holidays. Students finish the week with a fun performance for family and friends. No dance experience is needed.

Cost: $75 for one week of $150 for both weeks.  Bookings are open now, but be quick as places are limited.