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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

Pop Soul

One of Aotearoa’s most beloved songwriters, Don McGlashan, has today announced an extensive 17-date nationwide New Zealand tour, where he will perform a series of intimate shows in some of the country’s most idyllic venues.

New School

DEBBIE FEAR, DOLPHIN FRIENDLY, THE RAMBLING, and DAILY J.

New School Pop Reggae Rock

The illustrious end of term student concerts have grown into quite the spectacle over the years. From humble beginnings, the crowd is now 150 strong each show, and TOTARA ST comes alive with the hottest young talent the Bay of Plenty has on offer.

New School

Summer Thieves head back to The Mount for the first time since Bay Dreams 2018.
Bringing along with them Avondale's finest Melodownz and The Mount's own Earth Tiger.

Reggae

Hot on the heels of their 5th studio album release ‘LEGACY’, Katchafire hit New Zealand for their annual winter tour with 11 shows in August and September. The latest offering from the band has seen them hit no.1 on NZ itunes album chart, no.1 on the US reggae charts and in high demand around the world with tours in the U.S, Australia and Brazil before the years end.

Electronic R&B Dance

So you wanna be a DJ? These upcoming school holidays the records will be spinning and the bass pumping at the Mauao Performing Arts Centre, 11 Totara street, Mt Maunganui. The Aotearoa DJ Academy is introducing their popular Digital DJ 101 program from the capital city as a holiday program for all children aged 9 and above.

AARADHNA - Winter's End NZ Tour. One of Aotearoa’s foremost soul and R’n’B singers, Aaradhna, is embarking on a six-date tour, giving Kiwi fans one last chance to see her live before she takes time out to write and record new music.

Blues Dub Dance New School Pop Reggae

Bay Originals is back at TOTARA ST!
Again it’s FREE! The last was a huge success with incredible local talent getting the dance floor moving and vibes flowing.

Blues Jazz Pop Punk Rock Reggae Electronic

Records ,records and more records, free admission. Want to sell your records at this fair, get in touch on our FaceBook Event Page.

Dance New School Pop

If you are looking for something cool for your kids to do this coming holidays, then look no further. The Mauao Performing Arts Centre proudly presents our School Holiday Workshop. Running over the second week of the school holidays, get your kids into some musical fun these school holidays.

Hip Hop

Future Now & Irie Nation Events are excited to be bringing.....
DONELL LEWIS
KENNYON BROWN
DJ NOIZ
Hosted by BOOM BULLET to TOTARA ST
Along with a couple of Special Guests
Nofo Lameko & Beau Monga

Metal Rock

My Damned Kind return to the Mount for one night only with the Gods Of Rock Metallica tribute show, check out the show that's been packing venues around NZ with their high energy performance playing all the classics that made Metallica one of the biggest bands in the world. 

New School Pop

HeartFire is gearing up to be a great friday night! It's a brilliant opportunity to get out, have a few drinks and watch two incredibly talented musical acts.

Dance Electronic Hip Hop

Red Rum Touring presents SPRING CLASSIC. After selling out our flagship party SUMMER CLASSIC for the past 4 years in Mangawhai, Red Rum heads south as the earth warms back up for a weekend getaway at the Mount!

Reggae

At long last 1814 are back on the road with the first dates of their new NZ "The Holiday Tour". Supported by Official One Love Festival DJ - DJ Hemz & Special Guests TYNEE GIANT

New School Pop

Alae will hit the road to celebrate the release of their full length debut album ‘Henry St’, with a 5 date tour of NZ. Set to showcase their sophisticated brand of indie pop in intimate live settings around the country, the tour launches this November.

Dance Electronic

Evenflow presents General Lee and Jay Bulletproof.

Punk Rock

CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT NZ LTD PRESENTS... After a short sabbatical, the pioneers of New Zealand punk and hardcore, Sticky Filth are embarking on a North Island Tour. Sticky Filth, with Craig Radford on vocals and bass, Chris Snowdon on guitar and vocals and Mark ‘Boot’ Hill on Drums, will be playing venues in Auckland, Raglan, Mount Manganui, Wellington and New Plymouth during October and November 2018.

New School Hip Hop Jazz

RED BULL MUSIC PRESENTS: AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB ON TOUR. Following on from a No.1 New Zealand album, Tom Scott is taking his Avantdale Bowling Club project live in October and November.

Reggae Soul Blues Pop

Pro-surfer and Jack Johnson's long-time friend and collaborator, Donovan Frankenreiter will be heading to Australia and New Zealand this November. Known for iconic hits 'Free' and 'If It Don't Matter' the Californian native will bring summer vibes down-under this Spring.

Pop Rock Soul Blues

A Strange Caravan travels its way around New Zealand this spring. A collective of renowned kiwi songwriters and solo artists, tracing lineage to many of NZ’s most loved bands, join forces this spring to bring you The Strange Caravan Tour.

Blues Dance Soul

The music, the rhythm, the beat of Motown. It began as one man's dream and became everyone's music. Featuring classic songs from the Motown Catalogue.

Pop Rock

Pitch Perfect Promotions and The Mix Online brings you AUTOMATIC 80s Live at Totara St to see in 2019! Come party the night away with the Big Kids!

Pop Rock

Topline Entertainment are proud to present for the first time in New Zealand, direct from Los Angeles, performing with a full live band. The worlds number one David Bowie Tribute Show: David Brighton's Space Oddity.

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Latest News

So you wanna be a DJ? These school holidays the records will be spinning and the bass bumping at the Mauao Performing Arts Centre, 11 Totara street, Mt Maunganui. The Aotearoa DJ Academy is introducing their popular Digital DJ 101 program from the capital city as a holiday program for all children aged 9 and above.

NZ MUSIC MANAGERS FORUM ANNOUNCE NEW SEMINARS IN WAIKATO AND BAY OF PLENTY. Following the outstanding success of the ‘Make Money From Your Music’ seminars the NZ Music Managers Forum, with thanks to NZ On Air and the Creative Communities Scheme in Hamilton and Tauranga, are returning to Waikato and Bay of Plenty with the essential Stage Two seminar ‘Marketing and Promoting Your Music’.