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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

Film
NEW DATE 21 MAY 2022
Welcome to the 10th annual Aotearoa Surf Film Festival
ASFF 2022 National Tour - Mount Maunganui
Friday March 11th - Totara Street
We are looking forward to coming back to Mount Maunganui for our 10th anniversary and sharing the best international surf films with everyone! Come on down for an epic night of surf cinema and good times!
Pop Indie Rock

Hitmen is a team of dynamic bucket drummers that have been busking in Auckland and performing at NZ Festivals. This showcase is their first stand alone show. Be prepared for a rhythmic experience like no other.

Pop Rock

Join the fun at this momentous flame fuelled occasion! The Big Smoke BBQ Company is set to take down TOTARA ST with a bunch of charcoal cooked treats and slow smoked eats. With entertainment from the infamous McLean Bros, the writing is on the wall for one hell of dinner party.

New School Indie

Albert Street, Flaxxies and Marmalade Skies are linking up for a run of shows across the North Island. They will be hitting Raglan, Hamilton, Mount Maunganui, and Auckland. 

Pop Rock

UPDATE FOR JON STEVENS TICKET HOLDERS: RESCHEDULED TAURANGA DATE ANNOUNCED

Due to this week’s updated border restrictions by the New Zealand Government, Jon Stevens - Noiseworks / INXS collection tour dates have been rescheduled from March to June 2022.

The concert at Totara Street in Tauranga will now take place at 8pm on Friday 3 June.

Pop Dance

You Should Be Dancing | New Zealand Tour

You Should Be Dancing is a giant DISCO celebration! A club night of super danceable disco hits. A Boogie Wonderland featuring classic tunes groovy enough to make even a statue move! We are very excited to be back after a long break from the dance floor. Tell your friends and see you there!

New School Indie Pop Rock Roots

Jedi Music, the Wright Family Foundation and Creative Communities NZ proudly present

14 BANDS @ TOTARA ST

Fourteen vibrant new acts from Papamoa College, Mount Maunganui College, Oatumotai College and Bethlehem College take to the mighty TOTARA ST stage at the Mauao Performing Arts Centre on June 9th 2022.

Dance Electronic

Random Four Presents - Connected Vol.1 brings tasty Drum and Bass to Mount Maunganui with a bang!

Random Four and Mac Summer bring another night of good vibes and excitement 🚀🚀🚀

Rock

Lead Zipline – Are Back at Totara St!

Enjoy another world-class tribute evening of the Greatest Ever Hard Rock Music that was Led Zeppelin! Lead Zipline is a collaboration of professional music session artists from the UK, Europe and New Zealand.

Indie New School

Across The Road Music & Select Music present… Great Gable – NZ Tour 2021.

Off the back of a solid 2020 which saw them release their debut album Tracing Faces, hit #4 in the ARIA Vinyl Charts, spend weeks in the Top 10 most played songs on triple j and broadcast their first Live At The Wireless, Great Gable are heading over the ditch for a massive run of shows across New Zealand. 

Rock Metal

THIS SHOW HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2022

NO VACCINE PASS REQUIRED.

Rail Records, Heavy Mag, Music Works and Tama Drums present:

OVERLOAD FESTIVAL | NZ's Massive Summer Metal and Rock Party

Dub Dance Reggae Roots

BANISHED MUSIC & MAI FM PRESENTS:

Aotearoa eight-piece The Black Seeds have today announced an 7-date Aotearoa tour in support of their upcoming new album, LOVE & FIRE (released June 17).

This is The Black Seeds’ first national tour in five years and the band are excited to be back on the road playing their new material; as well as all The Black Seeds’ classics fans know and love.

Pop Rock

Kiwi icon’s The Jordan Luck Band are thrilled to once again be bringing the party to NZ on their annual Winter Road Trip.

Packed with all the classic Exponents hits you know & love, the 2022 Winter Tour will tear through the winter months and be hitting towns throughout the length and breadth of Aotearoa.

Pop New School Rock

After a long break due to covid 19 restrictions we are stoked to welcome you all back to another round of musical action put on by the students at the Mauao Performing Arts Centre.

Dance Hip Hop Pop R&B

The biggest throwback party to hit the bay is here, brought to you  by the team at Pop Up Tauranga.

Bangers galore with all the big hits of the era.

Pure 90s music.

Mainstream Club Anthems, Pop, Cheese, Top 40, Rnb, Hip hop.

From Spice girls to Warren G, If its 90s, Its going down. 

Collision Theatre Company are proud to present…

“Songs From The Stage” #Extravaganza Edition 

An evening of Musical Theatre styled show stoppers from the biggest and bestest musicals of all time! Performed at the Bay Of Plenty's premier entertainment venue Totara Street!

 

Pop Rock

The Feelers announce their COMMUNICATE 21st Anniversary NZ Tour, in celebration of their  massive hit album COMMUNICATE. Released in 2001, COMMUNICATE debuted at Number 1 and  went on to enormous success as a Triple Platinum selling Number 1 album. Many tracks achieved  huge radio rotation and single charting, such as Communicate, As Good As It Gets, Fishing for Lisa,  Astronaut and Anniversary.  

Indie Folk

Flying Nun Records Presents

Reb Fountain IRIS Tour

With touring plans curtailed in 2021, Reb Fountain welcomes the opportunity to bring IRIS to life with her band in 2022.

Reb and band have been astounding audiences around the country since the release of her criticality acclaimed, award-winning 2020 eponymous album. Renowned for her spellbinding live performances, Reb’s IRIS tour is a show you don’t want to miss.

Rock

The Rock Presents;

Capital Theatre, who embark on their debut album release tour - A Hero's Journey. A Hero's Journey recorded in Los Angeles with famed rock producer Mike Clink (Guns n Roses Appetite For Destruction) and Neil Finns Roundhead studio.

Capital Theatre have had fantastic radio & streaming support with their latest single Delicately Poised with - 12 + Million YouTube streams. People and Force To Fight also received exceptional support throughout the country.

Dance Pop Rock

Coast presents Automatic80s Live!

It was a decade of big hair, padded shoulders, and eye-straining fabric colours and patterns, it’s time to get them out of the wardrobe as the Automatic 80s are back to the Mount!

Indie Soul

Local Soul-Hop artist Matty Buxton is excited to bring his recent releases to life for his hometown crowd here in Mount Maunganui. This show will be a celebration of his recent releases in 2021, namely his most recent release "Ride It Out'.

Indie Pop Rock

Fur Patrol PET tour postponed 

Due to the latest COVID travel restrictions between New Zealand and Australia, Fur Patrol have regrettably had to postpone the PET 21st Anniversary tour for a third time.

Pop Folk

NEW DATE SAT 10TH SEPT 2022

Landslide is a live 5 piece band, who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks for the past 8 years, covering well-known classics from Fleetwood Mac and also Stevie's solo hits! Expect to hear Dreams, Sara, Rhiannon, The Chain, Go Your Own Way, Seven Wonders, Tusk, Gypsy, Black Magic Woman, Don't Stop, Little Lies etc...to name just a few!

Rock

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2022

Come and celebrate a fantastic night of awesome 90’s Seattle grunge. Three heavy hitting bands from Seattle made a massive impact on a global scale in the 90s and beyond.

Rock

What do two out of the three members of Nz’s favourite post rock band Jakob do in their spare time? - Play the music of Radiohead! That’s right, the stars have aligned and Hail To The Thieves have formed.. A stellar line up of musicians sharing the stage and performing songs from one of the most influential bands of all time. 

Ska

Kiwi ska punks rejoice!
Fat Wreck Chords ska champions Mad Caddies head to New Zealand to celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2020.

Hip Hop

‘Enter The Ville’ is an official invitation to the inside world of For the Ville Entertainment with attitude, culture and multi genre music. These artist have come together to combine their talents and bring you not just a concert, but an experience and showcase through music – each being able to tell their story as individuals and collectively.

Rock

NZDC are New Zealand’s premier AC/DC Experience. School-boy suit and all, they offer mind-blowing resemblance to the legendary AC/DC. Performing songs from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson era, you'll be seeing one of the most authentic experience shows on the planet!

Pop Rock Indie

POSTPONED NEW DATE TBC

Citizens, it’s been roughly 9125 days since Flying Nun chart invaders Garageland released Last Exit to Garageland to the world and the band are happy to announce an April 2022 return.

Blues R&B Soul
THIS SHOW HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
Due to NZs recent COVID alert level changes Devas Tauranga & Auckland shows will be postponed. A rescheduled show date will be announced when NZ returns to level 1. All tickets already purchased remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

Due to popular demand, Deva Mahal is doing a series of special shows this August as she embarks on a 7-date nationwide ‘Kinship’ tour. Join Wellington-based Soul & R n B artist, Deva Mahal, for these incredible wahine-driven acoustic shows across the country this Winter.

Electronic Dance

POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBC

Raising awareness for Autism

A careful selection of elite DJs and other Tauranga music artists will be showcased for your entertainment and delight with good music, good times, and a good vibe.

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Latest News

Welcome back to another round of musical action put on by the students at the Mauao Performing Arts Centre. We are deep into the swing of things at the centre and there are some great songs being learned and skills getting honed in. Come and check out what all the fuss is about on Sunday the 26th of September, doors open at 4pm, show starts at 4:30pm.

Free Entry | Everyone welcome

It's time for us to say "ThankYOU". The support we as a venue and a Whānau have had throughout lock down blew us all away. This gig is to show our appreciation. The crew that will jam have donated their time. After the RSVP cut off date, all ticket sales will go to these artists.