Touch Tour

One of the highlights of our programmes is always the touch tour we offer to blind and partially sighted students from BLENNZ - it's a fantastic experience for our cast and crew as well as for the students involved!

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Giving the Gift of Theatre to Schools

For our production of Oliver!, our Outreach Programme further extended itself by  bringing in students from all over Auckland to the theatre. We partnered with schools who couldn't otherwise afford the opportunity to experience live theatre and witness the magic created on stage. 

These schools (decile 4 and under) were fully funded  to come and see our school shows, including all transportation costs.

We brought in 8 schools and over 2300 students to see Oliver at the ASB Theatre Aotea Centre.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience, it was wonderful to hear them singing 'Consider Yourself' as they walked out the doors of the theatre.

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Peter Pan

We were so delighted with the success of one of our scholarship students in Peter Pan - Toakase Lotu'aniu excelled in the featured role of "The Mermaid".  Toakase has been involved with NYTC for a few years now, and has gone from strength to strength, adding a huge amount of confidence to her always incredible vocal talents.

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Edendale Primary

As part of our Outreach programme we funded the students & teachers of Edendale Primary to come to our recent production of Joseph.  Here are a few of the amazing cards we received recently as a thanks!

AllStars Otara!

In October 2016 we launched the latest effort in our outreach programme, funding and running a free school holiday programme in Otara with the students from Sistema Aotearoa. This is an excerpt of an email from one of the Sistema staff.

Thank you so much for providing 52 of our Sistema Aotearoa students with a wonderful learning opportunity.

The week was hugely successful and we were so impressed with the expertise and teaching manner of Hamish, Phoebe and Cameron.

They were firm yet fun and friendly – exactly the style of approach that our students respond well to – and I think it showed in how focussed and receptive they were.

Every single child demonstrated noticeable personal growth, the activities embraced a whole new world that they had never experienced opening new aspirations. The 4 days reinforced their understanding of how much can be achieved when they work hard and work together as a team. This is something we work hard in in their orchestra sessions but to be able to see it as a transferable skill to another unfamiliar medium was very worthwhile.

The confidence and self discovery that the kids showed was exciting.

And the show!! Wow what a success. Our parents and community raved ...” they were brilliant. There are a few kids in that lot who HAVE to end up on the stage somehow!!” (email from a school principal today)

The success of this pilot programme has reinforced our commitment to opening up access to our activities to communities all over the Auckland Area, creating financial pathways to ensure that we truly are an all-access organisation. 

Under Development

This is the new website of the National Youth Theatre Company Trust.  Please note it is still under development and not quite ready for action yet.