Holiday Programmes

For ages 8-13 • $180 / programme
16 - 20 April 2018 16 - 20 July 2018 1 - 5 October 2018
9AM-3PM (drop off from 8.30AM, pick up by 3.15PM)


Centrepoint's Holiday Programmes have a different performance focus each holidays. From storytelling and improv, to script and devising, your children will be introduced to new skills in a playful and fun environment. Kids are tutored by a professional performer and finish the week showcasing the skills they have gained to an audience of family and friends.

These programmes offer a safe and playful environment where it is easy to take risks and try out new skills. From the absolute beginner to a performance pro, our holiday programmes are fun and engaging weeks of creativity.

Junior Company

For ages 13-15 • $150 / term
1 May - 3 JulyTuesdays, 4PM-5.30PM


Junior Company is a new initiative in 2018 for up-and-coming performers not yet old enough to join Basement Company. The programme will run for a full year but is an opt in/opt out choice each term. This programme is for young artists who are seeking professional level performance training and experience.

They have a core tutor all year with visiting professionals as guest tutors. Each term, students will work towards a showcase exploring a different style and form to build experience and skills through performance. On top of these skills, we are teaching active listening, collaboration, creative thinking and leadership.

Adult Company

For ages 22+ • $200 / term
1 May - 3 July Tuesdays, 7PM-9PM


This program will involve learning performance skills that can be used beyond the theatre such as confidence in front of an audience, developing personal presence and vocal projection and articulation. The course will be working, rehearsing and then performing a one-act play for family and friends.

Ryan Knighton is an up-and-coming director and theatremaker, and a scholarship graduate of the International Institue of Modern Letters with an MA (Scriptwriting). He has recently worked with Wellington theatre company, A Slightly Isolated Dog, on their devised Circa show, Jekyll and Hyde. Ryan has directed many successful productions including I’ll Be Fine, which toured to the Basement Theatre in Auckland following a successful BATS season; as well as Ralph McCubbin Howell’s Second Afterlife at Circa Theatre in 2015. He has also been involved in prominent and cutting edge theatre companies including PlayShop (10 Things I Hate About Us - Fringe 2014 Best Improvised show) and Long Cloud Youth Theatre (Perfectly Wasted, Text if You Get Lost). Currently he is performing in SpontaneoUS and was part of the 2017 National Theatresports Championship team that took first place.

For more info, e-mail Dan Pengelly or call (06) 354 5740.