Drama classes

Drama and acting classes

Find your local drama, acting and performance classes for children and teens in Auckland, New Zealand.

Featured Drama Classes

Tim Bray Youth Theatre

Weekly drama classes for 5 to 16 year olds

Auckland class locations: Western Springs and Takapuna
Facebook: TimBrayProductions

Tim Bray Youth Theatre encourages children’s self-confidence and focus. Children learn a range of theatre techniques and each term attend a rehearsal of the current Tim Bray Theatre Company’s stage show to watch professional actors at work.  The 2019 timetable includes an open class in Term 1, and a performance by each class for their family and friends at the end of Term 3.

Head Held High

Speech and drama lessons: ages 5 to 18 yrs

Auckland locations: Epsom, Herne Bay, Howick, Mt Albert, Meadowbank, Northcote, Otahuhu, Otara, Parnell, Point Chevalier, Ponsonby, Remuera,  Royal Oak, Takapuna, Titirangi and Westmere.

Head Held High uses hundreds of fun games and imaginative scenarios as the basis of their bespoke speech and drama programmes. Weekly lessons weave elements of conversation skills, acting skills, public speaking skills, positive body language, good manners, respecting ourselves and others, and how to relate positively to peers and adults… all together into a magical programme that all types of students love, and benefit from.

The Isabel Fish Academy

Communication skills, drama and performance arts

Wellesely Studios, 113 Wellesley St, Auckland City, Fagan Place Hall, Mangawhai Heads
Facebook: IsabelFish

The Isabel Fish Academy trains students to become professional public presenters, performers and actors. The academy provides internationally recognised Trinity College, London qualifications. Students can choose from individual and group classes. The Isabel Fish Method has empowered thousands of students to learn about both the power of illusions and truthful realities. Normality is left aside, dreams acted out and new terrains explored. 

Initialize NZ

Drama-based youth development classes, ages 12 to 18

Classes in Central and North Auckland

Initialize drama classes build emotional literacy and youth leadership skills through improv drama and devised theatre. Critical thinking, collaboration and confidence is fostered with student-led creative processes. The focus on improvised drama means that there is no such thing as a wrong answer – students are coached to unleash their creative expression, growing their speech and drama skills along the way. Apply now for a free trial class.

Auckland Drama Classes

Drama for Children

Selwyn College, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland

June Renwick, was HOD Performing Arts at Selwyn College for 24 years, as well as instigator of the Junior Performing Arts, introduces children to the elements of drama.  Children will use improvisation and role play, creating scripts and study plays for children. 



Melisa Rouse School of Speech, Drama & Communication

Beach Road, Rothesay Bay, Auckland

Speech and drama classes ranging from private lessons to groups.

Future Broadway Stars

TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre), 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland

Weekly on Monday/Tuesday afternoons.




The Gate Theatre, Torbay Community Hall, 35 Watea Road, Torbay 
Facebook page: youthdramaTorbay

Drama, speech and communication tuition is offered, with optional examination programmes for children and teenagers aged 5 to 18 years.. Fun group and individual tuition options, with a performance opportunity every term.