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GIVing Young Performers A PLACE to be themselves


A Charitable Trust devoted to bringing confidence and life-skills to young people through the performing arts.

GIVE US YOUR SUPPORT

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GIVing Young Performers A PLACE to be themselves


A Charitable Trust devoted to bringing confidence and life-skills to young people through the performing arts.

GIVE US YOUR SUPPORT

 

OPEN TO ALL

No audition is required to be a part of any of our programmes.  All young people aged 7-21 are offered the opportunity to participate in ongoing performing arts training through workshops, courses and holiday programmes,. Through our OnStage programme, up to 220 students at a time participate in two full-scale musical productions every year. 

Our rapidly expanding Outreach Programme is working with students who couldn't otherwise afford the experience, both through our own endeavours and in partnership with Variety, the Children's Charity.  We're partnering with low decile schools, fully funding them to come and see our shows, and then following up with the offer of full scholarships to their students to join our OnStage Programme.  Our aim is that by 2018, 20% of our intake will be scholarships to deserving students.

 
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Give a Child Their Voice


 

Our programmes can take a child from shyly hiding at the back of the room to confidently standing center stage, and these changes impact their whole lives. Our students go on to deliver speeches in their classes, to confidently interact with their peers, to more well-rounded lives. Some are inspired to a career in the theatre, all benefit from the unique experience. 

 

READ MORE ABOUT OUR IMPACT

Give a Child Their Voice


 

Our programmes can take a child from shyly hiding at the back of the room to confidently standing center stage, and these changes impact their whole lives. Our students go on to deliver speeches in their classes, to confidently interact with their peers, to more well-rounded lives. Some are inspired to a career in the theatre, all benefit from the unique experience. 

 

READ MORE ABOUT OUR IMPACT

OUR SUCCESSES

"I was astounded by the personal growth that Sarah (not her real name) made over the course of the rehearsals and the shows. Sarah has mild selective mutism, which means that in certain situations she does not speak, as a result of high levels of anxiety. She is usually fine with her peers, but will often not speak to adults. I personally have NEVER heard her sing, and to my knowledge, she has never willingly put herself in a position where she is the centre of attention. She also has a mild Auditory Processing Disorder.

She was absolutely thrilled to be chosen as a featured dancer during the show, and I cannot believe that she thrived on the opportunity. 

With each show, the expression on her face was less utter ‘terror’ and more relaxed. With each show, she found her way closer to the front of the stage.

You can imagine my excitement when she came on stage at halftime to help draw the winning numbers for the raffle – I had one of those awful ‘Mum’ moments when I could not suppress my complete joy. It brings tears to my eyes even now.

So thank you thank you thank you for the support, encouragement and opportunities you provided for Sarah – on a personal level it was an overwhelming success for her and for myself."

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The Experience


"Like Outward Bound for the Arts..."

Our OnStage students go through a four month journey, discovering a major work of musical theatre and learning new skills and disciplines.  At the end of the rainbow are professionally supported performances at the Aotea Centre, on one of the biggest stages in New Zealand.  

Every student performs in every show.

The Experience


"Like Outward Bound for the Arts..."

Our OnStage students go through a four month journey, discovering a major work of musical theatre and learning new skills and disciplines.  At the end of the rainbow are professionally supported performances at the Aotea Centre, on one of the biggest stages in New Zealand.  

Every student performs in every show.

NOT JUST PERFORMING

For every OnStage programme, we select three student instructors through an extensive interview process, led by an HR professional. The interview experience itself is extremely valuable for all who apply, they receive comprehensive feedback on their performance and tips on how better to interview in the future. The successful applicants become part of the artistic team, mentored by our trained tutors, and have the opportunity to work with their peers on skills & technique under supervision, as well as being assigned a particular aspect of the show as “their own” – whether it be a portion of dance, the harmonies of a song, or the blocking of a scene.

We run a similar programme for young technical staff, with the assistance and support of Auckland Live technical team. Under the mentorship of this team, many of our technicians & backstage support staff are emerging professionals under 21 – from the lighting operators to the stage manager.  This opportunity is a genuine path to a career - many of the technicians working around town had their start on an NYTC production.

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Our People


Our People


Jonathan Alver
Artistic Director
Elin Esther
Operations Manager
James Doy
General Manager
Hamish Mouat
Choreographer
Seamus Ford
Programme Director

At NYTC we focus on developing the next generation of emerging professionals, ensuring our high standards are maintained by contracting a core of seasoned professionals to support both our cast and the development of our tutors and technicians. Many young technicians now working full-time in the industry got their start on an NYTC production.