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We believe the benefit from being taught a craft by someone who is skilled, educated and uses their talent within the community is second to none. All our tutors are involved in a number of different aspects within the music and performance industries.

Bands, solo projects, recording and production experience enable them to bring a wealth of knowledge to their lessons. Focusing on technique, theory and live performance ensures that, with enough practice, students progress in leaps and bounds. Mauao Performing Arts Centre's mission is to provide a fun and educational experience that gets results and keeps students interested and keen to learn more. 

Students grow and work towards taking to the awesome TOTARA ST stage at one of our prestigious student concerts. One of the great benefits of learning with MauaoPAC is that students get to experience performing in a safe and supportive environment alongside other artists and on the same stage as international touring acts and some of New Zealand's best-known performers.

Founded in 2010, Mauao Performing Arts Centre is comprised of five teaching studios, a recording studio, waiting room, reception, commercial kitchen and a 420 capacity performance space named TOTARA ST.

Since inception there have been many upgrades and adjustments made to provide the community with the best facilities possible. We provide one-on-one private tuition, group drama classes, a school holiday DJ Academy, special needs workshops and the MauaoPAC Contemporary Choir.

With a raft of activity going on under one roof, MauaoPAC provides musicians, students and families with a creative hub. Taking into account the diverse variety of shows and events that occur in the TOTARA ST performance space, the Centre plays host to all walks of life within our amazing and talented community.

Coming Events

Experience a musical journey into the Night  at Totara St on June 14th with the band Hekapa and guests  featuring Matty and the buxtones and Shaddy plays Blues.

Hekapa is the beautiful blooming that occurs when preparation meets opportunity. With several projects coming to an end, the time was right for some of the Bay’s finest musicians to unite under the HEKAPA banner, bringing their impassioned brand of funk, soul, RnB and rock to stages for the first time in late 2023.

🚀 Exciting times ahead, Brazen family! 🌈 This year, we're transforming our festival dreams into an island-wide celebration. Brazen Pop-Ups are embarking on an adventure across New Zealand, bringing the essence of our beloved festival right to your doorstep!

 

Proudly brought to you by The Wright Family Foundation, come and enjoy an afternoon of musical treats at 2024's second instalment of College Co+Labs @ TOTARA ST.
Upcoming College acts from around the Bay take to the TOTARA ST stage and present an action packed event with music spanning across multiple genres.
With the support from Papamoa College and the Mauao Performing Arts Centre, come and check out some amazing upcoming talent.
Dance Electronic
Audiology Touring & Surge Audio presents

Enei & Jakes (Critical Music)
Local Support from:
Surry
Robbo & Swan
York Breds
Whare & Horhey

Attention all Dancing Queens, Super Troupers, Chiquititas and Fernandos… It’s time to say Thank You for the Music with us at our Mamma Mia! The Musical tribute party!! 🌸

Let your mother know that you’re going out because we’ll be partying like it's Our Last Summer as our Best of Both Worlds DJs play all the best ABBA songs from Mamma Mia + Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! Plus we’ll be spinning all the best show tunes from other musicals & your Disney faves - you’ll be dancing, jiving + having the time of your life! ✨🕺🏽💃🏻✨

So what’s The Name of the Game? Call up Donna + The Dynamos.. because Knowing Me, Knowing you One of Us should get onto tickets ASAP! 🏝☀️🎟️

Welcome back to another round of musical action put on by the awesome students of the Mauao Performing Arts Centre.

We are cracking along with 2024 at the centre and there are some great songs being learned and skills getting honed. Come and check out what all the fuss is about on Sunday the 30th of June for our Term 2 Student Concert!

Free Entry | Everyone Welcome

Welcome to "Back to the 90s," where we're bringing back the golden era of hip hop and R&B. Get ready to groove to the beats that shaped a generation and celebrate the culture that defined an era.

MC'ed by Mr Williams and DJ Ayesha, join us for an unforgettable journey back to the 90s, where the music was legendary, the vibes were unmatched, and the memories last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this epic celebration of hip hop and R&B culture.

The Doors LIVE keep the magical legends of The Doors alive with authenticity.

Europe's best tribute... everything else is bollocks!

Enjoy being transported back in time as all the favourite hits from The Doors are performed in a 2.5-hour show.

The setlist includes - Light My Fire, Break on Through, Riders on The Storm, People Are Strange, L.A. Woman, The End, Roadhouse Blues and much more.

Get ready to groove, strum, and swing at our Holiday Music Blast Through the Decades!

This fun and interactive program will take kids on a musical journey through time. They'll dance to the funky beats of disco, strum along to the soulful tunes of folk and sing their hearts out with musical theatre hits.

Experience a groovy week filled with plenty of hands-on musical instrument sessions. Your child can try guitar, ukuleles, piano, drums, violins, accordions and lots more! Plus lots of time for creative crafts, playful activities and dancing to the iconic tunes of the past.

Comedy

Fresh off of winning Celebrity Treasure Island, James Mustapic heads to Mount Maunganui for the first time with a sizzling hot show!

He'll delve into the silliest and spookiest repressed memories from his life, and share hilarious behind the scenes goss from all of his escapades.

It's an hour of projector based stand-up comedy featuring new jokes as well as some of the best gags from over his years of performing; you definitely don't want to miss this!

The young virtuoso recently described as “the finest guitar player of this generation” has fallen in love with New Zealand and after sellout tours through North America and Europe he will be back for an extensive national run of 35 shows! 

Fresh from their recent nod as finalists for Best Rock Act at the Aotearoa Music Awards, and opening for international heavyweights Incubus and Live, Local Alt-Rock Duo Midwave Breaks are stoked to bring a special Hometown Show to Totara Street!

Vocalist and guitarist Bruce Conlon, and drummer Paul Russell, have always been strong supporters of local talent, and this show is no exception.

SONS OF ZION - The Aotearoa Road Trip Tour

After a hectic summer run of festivals Sons of Zion are back on the road this winter with an intimate tour of Aotearoa. Renowned for their live stage shows this is a tour you don't want to miss.

IT'S BEEN 14 YEARS OF ONE DIRECTION! On July 23, 2010 the world's greatest band was formed and the we are throwing the ULTIMATE 1D party to celebrate!

Superficial x Call Me Maybe DJs will be spinning nothing but songs from One Direction + the boys all! night! long!

PLUS we will be giving away 1D glasses and masks to the first people through doors!

Tickets are going to move fast - C’mon C’mon and get yours now!

Grunge fans rejoice as the raw energy of Nirvana returns to Australasia!

“Jon O’Connor really is the closest to the real thing”. original Nirvana drummer, Aaron Burkhard has said.

Direct from the UK, the world’s number one tribute to the Seattle legends are making their way to New Zealand shores for the first time to pay homage, and to celebrate the life of Kurt Cobain

Rock, Grunge, Funk, Flannel shirts….. check, check, check and CHECK! Lounge Apes are back with New Zealand’s most popular tribute show! You’re in for a night of PEARL JAM, THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and NIRVANA – each with their own dedicated set including all the greatest hits LIVE and LOUD on stage!

Lounge Apes are a group of professional homegrown and international musicians who have been selling out shows across New Zealand with their authentic high energy performances since 2016.

Announcing the highly anticipated return of The Thrift Shop Ball! Brought to you by Rozella Presents and Mamamanagementnz, this event is poised to be the standout of the year.

Unleash your creativity and fashion a striking ensemble from your personal collection and thrift Shop finds. Featuring top-tier live performances and pulsating dance rhythms, this is no ordinary affair.

Enjoy live performances and dance music from, Chiccoreli & Tali, Kool With A K, MSJOS, Dolly Velvet-Riot, and more, plus a creative installation from The PreLoved Project and the Thrift Shop fashion show.

Don't hesitate - Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable experience at The Thrift Shop Ball! Tickets are up now!

Dance Pop

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!
It’s a fact.
It’s in the dictionary…

Saturday the 17th of August sees an all time 80’s dance takeover at TOTARA ST. Rally the troops, drag those 80’s outfits outta the closet, do your stretches and get ready to dance the night away in full 80’s fashion.

This one goes out to all those girls out there that just want to HAVE FUN :)

Absolute BOWIE Tribute.

This show has been selling out venues for the past 5 years. On hold during COVID and CYCLONES ..now ready to rock.

A 7 piece Band.

REVIEW from August 11th /2023 Concert:

"Awesome night. The Pukes Iggy Pop's stuff was massively on point and variations on Bowie and Lou Reed was excellent. Great lead-up to the Bowie Band main act. Special kudos to all. V impressive...lead vocals, backup singers, guitarist, saxophone, keyboards, drummer. Felt like being in a New York club. Cheers". Viv'.

Pop

The Adele and Amy Songbook

Playing the very best of Adele and Amy Winehouse

Bloom returns to New Zealand to bring you the songs of 2 amazing artists: Adele & Amy Winehouse. Both artists amassed a legion of fans the world over, and together have sold in excess of 20 million albums. Featuring the hits including Someone Like You, Send My Love, Hello, Rolling In Deep, Back to Black, Valerie, You Know I’m No Good and Rehab to name a few, this amazing show is sure to thrill the toughest of sceptics.

Blame it on the Boogie has been specifically designed to release an onslaught of endorphins, burn multiple calories and place you into a euphoric state of disco bliss.

It must be noted that there are a range of side effects that may result approximately 12 hours after event initiation.

Main side effects are as follows:

Sore, tired feet.

Aching leg muscles.

Some may experience mild hip pain.

Pop

Rewind - 2000's White Party
00's Edition
White Out Glow Show
All White/Fluro clothing for UV light show

We are back, Its time to do it all again.
In the golden age of megastar artists like Usher, Beyoncé, and Rihanna.
The emo hits of Paramore, Panic at the Disco and Fallout Boy.
Pop smashers like Gwen Stefani, Black Eyed Peas and Pink.
And dancefloor fillers like Pitbull, Cascada, David Guetta and Flo Rida to name a few.

Emo, Punk & Rock Theme Party.

Friday 4th October 2024
Doors open 8pm.
Venue. Totara St

Finally, Tauranga's very own Emo Nite!

Come feast on some sweet emo nostalgia as we dance, sing and scream into the weekend.

Buzzcocks return to New Zealand with their arsenal of powerhouse punk anthems.

Plus1 presale begins 9am Monday 18 March, with tickets on general sale on Wednesday 20 March. Sign up for the presale here.

Throughout their career, Buzzcocks' methodology has remained constant: short, sharp slices of sublime guitar punk pop music, revered by a global army of fans and vitally influential to legions of bands coming up behind.

All live music fans...

Step into the Realm of the Underground ,from Mt Maunganui.

An Assortment of different styles come together to put on a show at TOTARA ST on November 22nd.

In one show experience 6 bands with POP, FUNK ,ROCK ,PUNK, METAL acts making their way in the music scene.

Come support local music!

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Latest News

Proudly brought to you by The Wright Family Foundation, come and enjoy an afternoon of musical treats at 2024's second instalment of College Co+Labs @ TOTARA ST.

Upcoming College acts from around the Bay take to the TOTARA ST stage and present an action packed event with music spanning across multiple genres.

With the support from Papamoa College and the Mauao Performing Arts Centre, come and check out some amazing upcoming talent.

Mata ‘Eyes’ Ariki : ‘High Chief or God’ : MATARIKI

This upcoming 8 date tour is in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year and to showcase Rei’s latest album Ariki. Traveling through Aotearoa, from Tāmaki to Te Wai Pounamu, Rei can’t wait to share his waiata kanikani (dance music) and party with the people.

His last tour was for his award-winning album ‘The Bridge’. Always in mahi hard mode, Rei has dropped 3 new albums since then, played across the world, won 3 Māori music awards, earning millions of streams and radio hits since this tour… but nothing beats performing to your home country. Rei’s Matariki tour will start with local support acts, followed by Rei’s full high energy set, topped off with a DJ set featuring remixed te reo music.