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Take to the stage at one of our prestigious MauaoPAC Student Concerts! Students' 'cut their teeth' on the same stage as national and international touring acts.

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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

Folk Pop

PARROTDOG, BANISHED MUSIC & UNDER THE RADAR PRESENTS:

THE VEILS - Nux Vomica - Live in concert with special guests Purple Pilgrims.

In Autumn 2021, The Veils present the first ever live performance of their legendary sophomore album Nux Vomica in its ferocious entirety.

Indie Pop

Georgia Lines possesses a singer/songwriter heart, wrapped in a slick layer of sophisticated, R&B-tinged pop. Irresistibly drawn to creating music from a young age, rising star Georgia was born with creativity in her blood.

Metal

BEASTWARS ANNOUNCE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS EARTH TONGUE + RELEASE NEW SINGLE. Wellington sludge metal titans Beastwars are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their iconic debut self-titled album with a nationwide tour headlining the largest venues of their career.

Pop Rock

The Sound, Under The Radar and Banished Music presents
The Chills - Scatterbrain Album Release Tour

Pop Rock

Kiwi icon’s The Jordan Luck Band are thrilled to announce their biggest tour in over a decade. Packed with all the classic Exponents hits you know & love, the ‘Whatever Happened?’ NZ Tour will tear through the winter months with a whopping 28 shows over 13 weeks from June to September 2021. 



Indie

GREG JOHNSON ANNOUNCES HE’S LEAVING A YEAR-LONG LA LOCKDOWN FOR  NEW ZEALAND WINTER TOUR. After a prolonged Californian lockdown, Greg Johnson is over the moon to be returning home for his nationwide tour, Time Is A Traveller, which coincides with the release of his  brand-new album, Tilt Your Interior.

Ska

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

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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.

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And that is a wrap team... 2019 done and dusted. Everyone jumped up on stage yesterday and smashed it out of the park. It is not easy getting up in front of a venue full of people and putting it out there. We are so proud of all of MauaoPAC's students for a very entertaining afternoon @ TOTARA ST.