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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

Comedy

It has been said that Comedy is the new Rock n roll, but stand up comedy was also born in places like this. A place where Ben can fulfil childhood dreams of being a rockstar using his natural blessed talents of comedy.

It is the Houses of the Holy Tour, where Ben Hurley and his opening acts will tour New Zealand’s most iconic music venues to fill them with hilarious jokes and banter. These holiest of holy venues will succumb to the sharpest wit as they entertain audiences without any danger to their hearing, and less sweat than these walls generally see.

Dance Pop

Love Shack, Your Ultimate 80's Party band! Playing the songs of The B52's, Prince, INXS, Blondie, ICEHOUSE, UB40, QUEEN, David Bowie, Billy Idol, The Mockers, Peter Gabriel, The Eurythmics, Devo, U2 and lots more.

Love Shack features some of New Zealand's finest and most experienced musicians. Including Tui nominated and NZ #1 charting artists, session muso's and hired guns who have drawn on all their years of experience and touring to put together a magical show so that you can relive the days of dancing the night away, rocking out to your favourite bands.

DARK HEARTS 2

THREAT MEET PROTOCOL

NUGGIEZ

STUNT CLOWN

RAPAIRS

HEMORDROID

TORANA

Pop Rock

Due to unforeseen circumstances this show has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience and we hope to get Jordan and the lads back for a show at TOTARA ST in the near future.

Kiwi icon’s The Jordan Luck Band are thrilled to be rolling in to Totara Street, Mt Maunganui on Saturday 1st June (Kings B/Day Long Weekend).

Packed with all the classic Exponents hits you know & love… from ‘Who Loves Who The Most?’ to ‘Victoria’…. ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me?’ to ‘Ill Say Goodbye’…. and so many more Kiwi classics, the Jordan Luck Band party will be sure to banish those 2024 winter blues!!

🎉 Get Ready for The Get Up RnB Day Party! 🎉

📅 Date: Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 🕒 Time: 2pm til Late 📍 Venue: Totara Street, Mt. Maunganui

Get your Vibes on because The Get Up RnB Day Party is back and better than ever! 🎶🕺💃

🌟 Event Highlights:

Live Performances: 3 Local Djs 1 MC Party Away to the soulful beats of your favorite RnB artists. From classic hits to fresh tracks, we’ve got it all.

Join award-winning artist Georgia Lines for her debut album launch show, 'THE ROSE OF JERICHO', featuring all-new songs off the album, at Totara St in Tauranga on June 8th.

After touring the US, captivating audiences internationally with electrifying showcases at SXSW and more, Georgia returns home to New Zealand for this unforgettable celebration. Immerse yourself in a night of captivating storytelling and mesmerizing melodies as Georgia brings her unique blend of nostalgia and vulnerability to the stage.

 

A mana wāhine line up to support a mana wāhine running for Mayor of Tauranga. Anika Moa, Bella Kalolo, Hollie Smith, Julia Deans, Tali and Tami Neilson are set to share the stage for a special one-off performance with Ria Hall, mayoral candidate for Tauranga.

Experience a musical journey into the Night  at Totara St on June 14th with the band Hekapa and guests  featuring Matty and the buxtones and Shaddy plays Blues.

Hekapa is the beautiful blooming that occurs when preparation meets opportunity. With several projects coming to an end, the time was right for some of the Bay’s finest musicians to unite under the HEKAPA banner, bringing their impassioned brand of funk, soul, RnB and rock to stages for the first time in late 2023.

🚀 Exciting times ahead, Brazen family! 🌈 This year, we're transforming our festival dreams into an island-wide celebration. Brazen Pop-Ups are embarking on an adventure across New Zealand, bringing the essence of our beloved festival right to your doorstep!

 

Dance Electronic
Audiology Touring & Surge Audio presents

Enei & Jakes (Critical Music)
Local Support from:
Surry
Robbo & Swan
York Breds
Whare & Horhey

Attention all Dancing Queens, Super Troupers, Chiquititas and Fernandos… It’s time to say Thank You for the Music with us at our Mamma Mia! The Musical tribute party!! 🌸

Let your mother know that you’re going out because we’ll be partying like it's Our Last Summer as our Best of Both Worlds DJs play all the best ABBA songs from Mamma Mia + Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! Plus we’ll be spinning all the best show tunes from other musicals & your Disney faves - you’ll be dancing, jiving + having the time of your life! ✨🕺🏽💃🏻✨

So what’s The Name of the Game? Call up Donna + The Dynamos.. because Knowing Me, Knowing you One of Us should get onto tickets ASAP! 🏝☀️🎟️

Welcome to "Back to the 90s," where we're bringing back the golden era of hip hop and R&B. Get ready to groove to the beats that shaped a generation and celebrate the culture that defined an era.

MC'ed by Mr Williams and DJ Ayesha, join us for an unforgettable journey back to the 90s, where the music was legendary, the vibes were unmatched, and the memories last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this epic celebration of hip hop and R&B culture.

The Doors LIVE keep the magical legends of The Doors alive with authenticity.

Europe's best tribute... everything else is bollocks!

Enjoy being transported back in time as all the favourite hits from The Doors are performed in a 2.5-hour show.

The setlist includes - Light My Fire, Break on Through, Riders on The Storm, People Are Strange, L.A. Woman, The End, Roadhouse Blues and much more.

Comedy

Fresh off of winning Celebrity Treasure Island, James Mustapic heads to Mount Maunganui for the first time with a sizzling hot show!

He'll delve into the silliest and spookiest repressed memories from his life, and share hilarious behind the scenes goss from all of his escapades.

It's an hour of projector based stand-up comedy featuring new jokes as well as some of the best gags from over his years of performing; you definitely don't want to miss this!

The young virtuoso recently described as “the finest guitar player of this generation” has fallen in love with New Zealand and after sellout tours through North America and Europe he will be back for an extensive national run of 35 shows! 

Grunge fans rejoice as the raw energy of Nirvana returns to Australasia!

“Jon O’Connor really is the closest to the real thing”. original Nirvana drummer, Aaron Burkhard has said.

Direct from the UK, the world’s number one tribute to the Seattle legends are making their way to New Zealand shores for the first time to pay homage, and to celebrate the life of Kurt Cobain

Rock, Grunge, Funk, Flannel shirts….. check, check, check and CHECK! Lounge Apes are back with New Zealand’s most popular tribute show! You’re in for a night of PEARL JAM, THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and NIRVANA – each with their own dedicated set including all the greatest hits LIVE and LOUD on stage!

Lounge Apes are a group of professional homegrown and international musicians who have been selling out shows across New Zealand with their authentic high energy performances since 2016.

Announcing the highly anticipated return of The Thrift Shop Ball! Brought to you by Rozella and Mamamanagement, this event is poised to be the standout of the year.

Unleash your creativity and fashion a striking ensemble from your personal collection and thrift Shop finds. Featuring top-tier live performances and pulsating dance rhythms, this is no ordinary affair.

Stay tuned as we unveil the lineup throughout the coming months. Don't hesitate - secure your tickets now for an unforgettable experience at The Thrift Shop Ball!

Dance Pop

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!
It’s a fact.
It’s in the dictionary…

Saturday the 17th of August sees an all time 80’s dance takeover at TOTARA ST. Rally the troops, drag those 80’s outfits outta the closet, do your stretches and get ready to dance the night away in full 80’s fashion.

This one goes out to all those girls out there that just want to HAVE FUN :)

Absolute BOWIE Tribute.

This show has been selling out venues for the past 5 years. On hold during COVID and CYCLONES ..now ready to rock.

A 7 piece Band.

REVIEW from August 11th /2023 Concert:

"Awesome night. The Pukes Iggy Pop's stuff was massively on point and variations on Bowie and Lou Reed was excellent. Great lead-up to the Bowie Band main act. Special kudos to all. V impressive...lead vocals, backup singers, guitarist, saxophone, keyboards, drummer. Felt like being in a New York club. Cheers". Viv'.

Pop

The Adele and Amy Songbook

Playing the very best of Adele and Amy Winehouse

Bloom returns to New Zealand to bring you the songs of 2 amazing artists: Adele & Amy Winehouse. Both artists amassed a legion of fans the world over, and together have sold in excess of 20 million albums. Featuring the hits including Someone Like You, Send My Love, Hello, Rolling In Deep, Back to Black, Valerie, You Know I’m No Good and Rehab to name a few, this amazing show is sure to thrill the toughest of sceptics.

Blame it on the Boogie has been specifically designed to release an onslaught of endorphins, burn multiple calories and place you into a euphoric state of disco bliss.

It must be noted that there are a range of side effects that may result approximately 12 hours after event initiation.

Main side effects are as follows:

Sore, tired feet.

Aching leg muscles.

Some may experience mild hip pain.

Pop

Rewind - 2000's White Party
00's Edition
White Out Glow Show
All White/Fluro clothing for UV light show

We are back, Its time to do it all again.
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.

Emo, Punk & Rock Theme Party.

Friday 4th October 2024
Doors open 8pm.
Venue. Totara St

Finally, Tauranga's very own Emo Nite!

Come feast on some sweet emo nostalgia as we dance, sing and scream into the weekend.

Buzzcocks return to New Zealand with their arsenal of powerhouse punk anthems.

Plus1 presale begins 9am Monday 18 March, with tickets on general sale on Wednesday 20 March. Sign up for the presale here.

Throughout their career, Buzzcocks' methodology has remained constant: short, sharp slices of sublime guitar punk pop music, revered by a global army of fans and vitally influential to legions of bands coming up behind.

All live music fans...

Step into the Realm of the Underground ,from Mt Maunganui.

An Assortment of different styles come together to put on a show at TOTARA ST on November 22nd.

In one show experience 6 bands with POP, FUNK ,ROCK ,PUNK, METAL acts making their way in the music scene.

Come support local music!

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Latest News

Mata ‘Eyes’ Ariki : ‘High Chief or God’ : MATARIKI

This upcoming 8 date tour is in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year and to showcase Rei’s latest album Ariki. Traveling through Aotearoa, from Tāmaki to Te Wai Pounamu, Rei can’t wait to share his waiata kanikani (dance music) and party with the people.

His last tour was for his award-winning album ‘The Bridge’. Always in mahi hard mode, Rei has dropped 3 new albums since then, played across the world, won 3 Māori music awards, earning millions of streams and radio hits since this tour… but nothing beats performing to your home country. Rei’s Matariki tour will start with local support acts, followed by Rei’s full high energy set, topped off with a DJ set featuring remixed te reo music.

CHUR CHON SNDY is the Bays newest Sunday Session.

Live Music from the kick arse house band, with week to week features from some of the best talent Aotearoa has on offer...

Original acts will kick off proceedings prior to the house band hitting the stage. The Chur!Coal BBQ & Eatery will be rolling out some seriously tasty charcoal cooked treats. The beers will be cold and the vibes will be high. Get along to TOTARA ST and be part of a unique addition to the Mount Maunganui events calendar.