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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

Locals tell true stories before a live audience. No notes. Not a Ted Talk and not an anecdote. These short, soul-stirring stories are about a time that has changed the storyteller's perspective or even their life. Tell Me Tauranga/Kōrerohia Mai is where we share inspiration while enjoying the art of storytelling. It's a place to engage, to be surprised and to feel connected.

Dance

Rewind 70's Disco Fever
(Bell Bottoms, Platforms, Tie Dyed Shirts)

This is the real deal, groovy music hits from....
Donna Summer. Bee Gees. Gloria Gaynor. Kool & the Gang. KC & the Sunshine Band. Trammps. Chic. The Village People and many more.... Can you dig it..... See ya there.

New School Rock Indie

Midwave Breaks have wasted no time making an impact since launching online in April 2021, with their explosive debut single ‘Lemonade Hand Grenade’ blowing up at Rock radio across the country, spending much of the past few months in the Top 5 of the Radioscope Rock Airplay charts. They also added their own splash of colour to the iconic NZ Anthem from Shapeshifter, releasing a cover of ‘In Colour’ for NZ Music Month 2021.

Rock

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.

Pop Folk

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!

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.

Dance Electronic

To bring in the summer Beat & Path are bringing their A game for a beach side tour of Mt Maunganui and Raglan. Headlining the tour are Beacon Bloom who are an ethereal, genre-fluid, 4 piece live electronic act hailing from Christchurch New Zealand. Being compared to the Australian 4 piece band Rufus, Beacon Bloom will be performing their  journey of haunting vocals and walls of hypnotic ocean-like synths, driven along by the low end of deep house. 

Pop Dance Electronic

"Kids Scary Haunted House Party"
Saturday 30th October 2021
Cemetery gates open at Midday
Event finishes at 4pm.

Attention Boys and Ghouls.
You are invited to our Spooktacular Kids Scary Haunted House Party.

Dance Electronic Pop R&B

-Delicious bubbling brews & tasty theme concoctions from the bar.
-Best dressed prizes up for grabs.
-First 50 people through the door receive a "Trick or Treat" gift.

And also spot prizes and games throughout the night. Freaky fun all night long....
DJ ED X 8 - 10.30
PARKINSON BROTHERS 10.30 - Close

Blues R&B Soul
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.

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'. With support from Hawkes Bay based artist Joe Cole  and a DJ set from another local legend Todd Doyle this show will be a great way to kick off that summer feeling.

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.

Dance

*CLASSIC REGGAETON NIGHT WITH DJ JC*

We’re bringing big colourful latin vibes to Mount Maunganui for the LATIN DANCE PARTY! If you like a fiesta, love to get loose on the dance floor, and love latin music, then this night is for you!

 

Pop Rock

Don McGlashan will release his much-anticipated fourth solo album this coming October, his first since the widely-acclaimed "Lucky Stars" in 2015. To celebrate,  Don will be heading off on a national tour with his all-star band “The Others”:  James Duncan on bass, Chris O’Connor on drums, Shayne P Carter on guitar, and special guest, multi-instrumentalist Anita Clark. The tour will open in Christchurch at the James Hay and finish up in Leigh at the Sawmill Cafe.

Rock Metal

Help us celebrate these groundbreaking Californian bands that shook the worlds global foundations in the 90s and beyond. TOOL, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE & KYUSS.

Pop Rock

"One of the hottest and exciting acts to emerge in NZ in the last 18 months" - Paul Ellis, NZ Idol_NZ Got Talent Judge, Former Sony Music Executive.

Hugely-popular White Chapel Jak are here for a good time, and you don’t have to wait for a long time! Their Good Time Tour 2021 is set to be the most epic run of shows yet.

New School Pop Rock

Featuring the four great bands from Mount Maunganui Intermediate School who performed at the BandQuest in August 2021 at Baycourt.

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

Dance Electronic

The Drum & Bass Massive Presents | THE UPBEATS Album Tour | Tauranga

With support from:
RAYNE
ARCHER
DAFFRON

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. 

Indie Pop Rock

Fur Patrol - dates rescheduled for PET 21st birthday tour. Due to COVD restrictions recently re-introduced around travel between New Zealand and Australia, Fur Patrol regrettably have postponed the PET21st Anniversary tour.

Rock Metal

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

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

Pop Rock

NZ tour postponed to March 2022 for JON STEVENS
- The Noiseworks + INXS collection Live! With special guests: The Narcs

Australian based Kiwi rocker Jon Stevens and local legends The Narcs will now perform their Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga and Hawkes Bay concerts in early March 2022 instead of September 2021.

Pop Rock Indie

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.

Dance Pop R&B
LADIES & GENTLEMEN, THIS IS MAMBO NO. 5
After huge sell out events No Scrubs returns to New Zealand at Totara Street in Tauranga on Sat Aug 28! We're bringing 90s + early 00s tunes + good vibes to the dance floor and playing aaall the best tunes / anthems / bangas from 90s - 2009!! (12 years ago).
Pop New School
POSTPONED | NEW DATE TBC
ZM and the girls are on tour this August and September - catch Anderson Rocio, Christabel, Cassie Henderson and Brody Leigh live at Totara Street, September 2nd! Celebrating the release of new music, and the collaboration of this powerhouse line up, this supervised event is a must-see for music lovers.
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!

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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.