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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

Hip Hop

Fresh from the release of their compelling new track 'Dandelion', 'Ready or Not' rappers Church & AP announce their biggest New Zealand tour yet. The tour sees Church & AP stepping up to bigger venues, giving more fans the chance to hear the best of the prolific partnership’s releases to date and experience their new music live on stage.

Rock

NZDC are New Zealand’s newest and most exciting experience. School-boy suit and all, they offer mind-blowing resemblance to the legendary ACDC.

Dance R&B Soul

You Should Be Dancing is a night of exceedingly danceable Disco Hits.A GREAT BIG DANCING DISCO CELEBRATION! We sold out every room on our last nationwide tour and are excited to announce the follow up tour!

Indie New School

Students from Papamoa College, Mt College and Bethlehem college put on a concert to showcase their awesome talents!

Dance Electronic

Since the release of 'The ShockOne EP' in 2009, which featured the chart topping 'Polygon', SHOCKONE has been one of the hottest names in the scene. 'Polygon' received major air-play worldwide with high-rotation play listing on Australia's Triple J radio and Radio 1's Annie Mac penning it as, 'The biggest drum and bass tune out'.

New School Pop Rock

Same Name Confusion are taking their eccentric, high-energy live show across NZ this August/September in celebration of the physical release of their debut EP In Theory.

Pop

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.

New School

Pato Entertainment, Audiology Touring & Good Intent presents Bootleg Rascal - 'Yin & Yang' Tour. To celebrate the release of ‘Yin & Yang’ out July 5, Bootleg Rascal will once again hit the road in Australia and New Zealand. The eight date tour will be held across August and September with performances in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Queenstown, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland and Tauranga.

New School

Oi oi its been a while! After a six month hangover-recovery period after the summer tour we've shaped up some new tunes that we are dying to share with yas. Or maybe its cause we're broke, or maybe because we will use any excuse to tour... This is the Test Flight Tour and you are gonna be our subjects - looking forward to your consented participation in our experimental festivities X

Pop
James Reid - the man behind some of New Zealand’s most beloved songs - announces a nationwide solo tour of 14 intimate venues across Aotearoa. From Whangarei in the north, to Invercargill in the south, James Reid will perform Feelers classics and new solo material.
Electronic Dance Hip Hop Pop

This school holidays we have something very special going down at MauaoPAC! We have the Aotearoa DJ Academy heading back from their base camp in Wellington to teach up a storm to all you budding young producers and DJ's out there. The morning sessions are for the DJ's, and the afternoon sessions are for the production students. You can do either class or take part in both lessons!

New School

It's been a minute but we're stoked to be headed back around the country and across the ditch for a run of shows in November. We're kicking things off with our mates in Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington before heading back to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and then home to Perth.

Dance Electronic

Falcon events Present SWELL SOUNDS. SLIP, SLOP, SLAP AND RAVE to Jon Lemmon, Benny Boy, Digby and Dumbell, Thrown Shade. Kick start summer with Swell Sounds! Bringing you Jon Lemmon, known for catchy hooks, world-class production, and relentless optimism, Jon Lemmon is making dance floor bangers to save your soul. Quickly gaining traction, Jon has managed to stack up over 10 million streams since releasing his first official single, “It’s Gonna Be Alright”, in 2017.

Roots Blues

Eccles Entertainment presents: Ash Grunwald - 'Mojo' NZ Album Release Tour. With special guests - Swamp Thing! Blues maestro Ash Grunwald will play four headline shows across the North Island this November in support of his new album 'Mojo' - out on August 30.

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Sunday 14 April @ 4PM

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.

For the first time since TOTARA ST's inception we have three back to back shows with the same artist. Almost like a mini residency so to speak! L.A.B are bringing some serious heat to the table this April with three sold out shows back to back. Hailing from the Bay of Plenty, the locals are coming out to play. Tickets sold in record time and everyone who snagged one is in for a very special treat, this band has been on a steady rise after releasing their first self titled album in November 2017.