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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

Rock New School Electronic

In Support of Deadbeat's second single "RAGE"  Deadbeat is set to embark on a 13 date national headline tour across the country

Bringing with him a few special guests, this full noise energy-driven melt your face off the show is set to be one not to be missed!

Grab your tickets now as these shows will sell out! 

Hip Hop

Team Dynamite and ENO X DIRTY

Strange Days is stoked to announce its first event of the year ALL CAPS. Two of NZ's hip hop powerhouses, Team Dynamite and Eno x Dirty, will join forces in the Mount for one night only.

Dance Electronic

Another lap around the sun means another boogie appointment for your calendar! RedHearing is super stoked to be bringing you Sound Track To Your Night III. The annual hip-swinging party is back to Totara Street and ready to fill your boots with all the same joy.

Dance Electronic

The Red Lounge Sessions are back! 

Headliner Paige Julia is coming from Christchurch for one night only, with support acts Matt Rapid (Coro) , HUIA (Auck) and local talent Mystic Roots along with Live visuals from The Wanderer. Get ready for a Drum & Bass takeover!

Indie Rock

Racing’s Space Boogie tour is in celebration of their first single from their Sophomore album, due for release later in 2021. A cosmic hypnotic groove propels Space Boogie into a dance-floor super nova of twisting guitars, crooning vocals, and even boasts a guest appearance from one of the country’s finest.

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.

Dance Pop R&B

Whiteout Glow Show (White clothing or Bright and Tight Fluro gear)

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. What an era for awesome music.

One of New Zealand music’s rising stars, Paige, is set to embark on her first-ever headline tour. She’ll perform at Totara Street on Friday, July 16. Auckland at the Tuning Fork on Thursday, July 15 as part of the ‘Thursdays I’m in Love’ - a monthly band night, which showcases up-and-coming talent

Rock

Brace yourselves Led Zeppelin fans… we have the gig of the year for you on Sat 17 July! Lead Zipline is a collaboration of world-class music session artists paying tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. Having become marooned in new Zealand during COVID these professional musicians form all over the world banded together to create a top tribute act of Led Zeppelin.

Indie

Courtney Barnett announces she will be undertaking a solo tour around Aotearoa this July, in her first live shows in over 12 months. Having been grounded in 2020 care of the global pandemic, Barnett made the best of a bad situation and wrote and recorded a new record. That drops later this year, but before it does the maestro is touring her solo show to all corners of Aotearoa – a country she's adored touring in the past and a place she considers herself lucky to have the opportunity to return to.

Pop Rock

Music lovers who want to relive the New Wave and Gothic music of the 80's will become totally enraptured with the music of The Cure and The Cars.  Both bands were recently inducted into the Rock'n'roll hall of fame. The band will showcase their epic 80s hits such as The Cars: Best Friends Girl, Let the Good Times Roll, Just What I Needed and The Cure's: Friday I'm In Love, Boys Don’t Cry, The Forest plus many more hits to satisfy the most demanding of fans.   

Pop Rock

The McLean Brothers are back at Totara Street for 2021! The McLean Brothers, consisting of Adam and Kyle McLean, know how to through a party. Play the music the crowd want to hear, provide the best venue, and give them a night to remember! If you enjoy a good party and singalong, lock in the date, book the baby sitter and get your next day covered!

Rock

They’ve got the funk, the rock and the grunge and they’re headed back to Mount Maunganui! After sold out shows across New Zealand, ‘Lounge Apes’ return with their high energy tributes to ‘Pearl Jam’, ‘The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ and ‘Nirvana’.

 

Indie Folk

Returning to New Zealand after a two year stint in Europe, award winning alt-folk artist Graeme James is delighted to be back in New Zealand for the winter of 2021 to reconnect with fans and share new songs and stories from the road. 

Rock Pop Indie

Waxstar Touring proudly presents TRIBUTE BUZZ - Weta / Cairo Knife Fight / Jimi Kara

Celebrating 20 years of the platinum selling debut Geographica by WETA, and in memory of our friend, lead singer and guitarist Aaron Tokona, we pay tribute to two awesome kiwi bands. All musos performed at the Aaron Tokona Tribute Buzz shows around the country in 2020 and those shows went off, so don’t miss out on this very limited final run of tribute shows in 2021.

Dance Electronic
Late Nite Sunrise are thrilled to announce their inaugural event, Noise Control.
Bringing together huge names and local talent, Noise Control will provide a hectic night of talented DJ's. 
With a lineup featuring:
TYPE-1
HANK
33BELOW
T1R
Hip Hop

A decade on from its release, The Rose Tint remains one of the most enduring works of David Dallas’ career. To mark its tenth anniversary, David Dallas and friends The Daylight Robbery are coming together for a special run of shows built around the album that changed David’s life. The four-date tour will celebrate The Rose Tint, and will be the first and only chance people will have to see some of these songs performed live.

Pop Rock

LETS GO TAURANGA! We are back ready to party the night away with you! AutoMatic 80s delivers the smash hits of this unforgettable and exciting musical era. From bands like Human League, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Blondie, Culture Club through to artists like Kate Bush and Robert Palmer, AutoMatic 80s performances will transport you back to those heady, youthful times and leave you wanting more.

Pop Rock

Tauranga concert announced for JON STEVENS - The Noiseworks + INXS Collection. Aussie based Kiwi rocker Jon Stevens is bringing his Noiseworks + INXS collection tour to Totara Street, Tauranga on Friday September 17th.

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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.