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, Modelling and Music school holiday classes in Auckland

Eliette's Music Academy - Band and Singing Holiday workshops​

Eliette’s Music Academy, 6/28 The Avenue, Albany, North Shore, Auckland

Band workshops
20 Jan to 22 Jan 2020: 9:30am to 3pm for kids aged 8 to 12 years.
23 Jan and 24 Jan 2020:  9am to 3pm  for teens aged 13 to 17 years. 
Drum workshops and clinics 
January 2020 dates TBC for kids aged 5 to 10 years and 7 to 12 years
Musical Theatre –  The Sound of Music
13 to 16 Jan 2020: 9am to 3pm  for ages 7 to 14 years
Songwriting workshop
January 2020 dates TBC for tweens and teenagers 12 to 18 years.

For more info contact  or phone 021 067 6333.

Mary Poppins school holiday performing arts workshops at Artz on Show

Auckland CBD – Epsom Girls Grammar –  13 Jan to 17 Jan 2020
East Auckland – Howick College – 13 Jan to 17 Jan 2020
Franklin – ACG Strathallan – 13 Jan to 17 Jan 2020
North Shore – Takapuna Normal Intermediate – 20 Jan to 24 Jan 2020
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 centred around a theme, with the October Workshop being based on Mary Poppins. 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.

"Break a Leg! Explore the Magic of Live Theatre" at the Tim Bray Theatre Company

The Pumphouse Theatre, 2a Manurere Avenue, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland 0622
2 day workshop: April school holiday 2020 dates YTBC
1 day workshop: April school holiday 2020 dates YTBC
Half day workshop: April school holiday 2020 dates YTBC

Is your child a budding actor, director, stage manager, or theatre technician? Let them experience the world of professional theatre. In the Half and Full Day workshops children are guided in a hands-on adventure inside the theatre by tutors, cast and crew. This includes learning the basic of stagecraft, a ticket to the current Tim Bray Theatre Company show, fun drama games and more. 

Book early for these popular half day and full day theatre workshops.

Covert Theatre's Funlicious! - Improv for Kids

Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487-489 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, 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!

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.

The New Zealand Dance Company Youth Seasonal Schools

Two Auckland locations:
Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna, North Shore and
Mangere Arts Centre, Corner Bader Drive, Orly Avenue, Mangere
Youth Seasonal schools run in the Autumn, Winter, Spring & Summer school holidays.

NZDC Youth Seasonal School provides a unique opportunity for aspiring young dancers to work closely with dancer and choreographer Sean MacDonald as well as professional NZDC Company dancers. 

Hit the Stage!

TAPAC, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Monday 13 January to Friday 17 January 2020: 9am to 3pm plus a performance at 5:30pm on Friday 17 January 2020.

Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna, North Shore
Monday 20 January to Friday 24 January 2020: 9am to 3pm plus a performance at 5:30pm on Friday 24 January 2020.

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.

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.

Vanity Walk Modelling & Grooming Course

Empire Studios, 2 Bond Street, Grey Lynn
Monday 13 January 2020 to Thursday 16 January 2020:  9am to 3pm daily (final day will finish at 5:30pm).

Are you looking for something fun and exciting for your teenage daughter to do these school holidays? Then join Vanity Walk for a fun-filled 4 day course!

Deportment, Grooming, L’Oreal Make-Up, Hairstyling, Catwalk Modelling and Dance! Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem and learning invaluable Life-skills! It’s Modelling plus so much MORE!

Holiday programmes at TAPAC

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

TAPAC’s popular performing arts holiday programmes are taught by practicing industry professionals. Their January 2020 holiday programme range includes: film making, musical theatre, circus arts, magical music, showtime musical theatre, write a pop hit, directing and screenwriting, songwriting, comedy & improvisation holiday programmes. No experience is required, there’s something to suit all abilities and ages from 5 to 16 years. 

Initiate Dance school holiday programme

Kelston Community Centre, Auckland
Monday 6 January 2020 to Friday 17 January 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am to 4pm each day.

Dance away the holidays and join in the fun! Over 2 weeks kids aged 8 to 12 years old an learn a variety of dance techniques and routines with fun games and team building activities. 

The Initiate Dance Holiday Programme, supported by the Auckland Council Creative Communities Scheme, is all about engaging young people in a positive way during the school holidays.  Create a dance video and join an informal showing in the first week, then finish the final week with a fun performance for family and friends. 

Cost: $60 for one week or $120 for both weeks. You can book for one week or both. Bookings are open now, but be quick! Book online here, places are limited!

Pop Up Globe School Holiday Progammes

Pop-up Glove, 80 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland

Enrich your Shakespeare experience with courses in acting, crafting costumes, stage combat, dancing, and learning musical instruments with Pop-up Globe’s school holiday programmes.  Presented by expert Teaching Artists from Pop-up Globe’s specialist departments.

For more info and book visit