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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

Limitless Touring, Coastal Promotions & Collekt House Group present: The Link Up. A combination of good mates, good music and good times is what The Link Up represents. This January 22nd we take to the iconic Totara Street in Mount Maunganui for what’s lined up to be an evening full of just that!

Electronic Dance

Coming off their festival run in New Zealand, Sub180 is proud to present the first stop of super-duo Artificial Intelligence's (UK) nationwide tour right here in Mount Maunganui. Sitting at the forefront of Drum & Bass AI is an internationally recognised name who has proven their capabilities in front of thousands of people at festivals around the world and in New Zealand.

Rock

After sold out shows across New Zealand, ‘Lounge Apes’ return with a night of brand new tributes to ‘Foo Fighters’, ‘Weezer’ & ‘Kings of Leon’. Join them for an evening of pure nostalgia as all the hits that fueled the 90’s and early 2000’s get authentically reproduced live and loud on stage!

Dance Electronic

Needing little by the way of introduction, the undisputed heavyweights of NZ’s drum and bass scene State of Mind return for their second show at Totara Street.  Last time was a sell-out leaving fans hungry for more.

Rock Metal

Villainy are stoked to announce their Summer 2021 tour, presented by The Rock and hitting six spots in February 2021.

Rock Pop Punk
Elemeno P announce a full NZ tour - The High Fidelity Vinyl Release Tour. It’s with much anticipation that Elemeno P return in full voice to support the vinyl release of their entire back catalogue.
Dance Pop

You Should Be Dancing is a giant DISCO DANCING celebration! A night of incredibly danceable disco hits. A Boogie Wonderland featuring classic tunes groovy enough to make even a statue move! We are very excited to announce our first shows of 2021! We hope you can make it along to dance up a storm.

Folk Pop

PARROTDOG, BANISHED MUSIC & UNDER THE RADAR PRESENTS:

THE VEILS - Nux Vomica - Live in concert

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

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.

Drums Guitar Vocals Piano Ukulele Bass

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.