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Take to the stage at one of our prestigious MauaoPAC Student Concerts! Students' 'cut their teeth' on the same stage as national and international touring acts.

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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

Dance Electronic

Limitless Touring & TOTARA STREET are proud to present Cut Snake! We couldn't think of a better way to warm up for the Christmas holidays and give you a taste of the sounds of Summer. Expect a night full of heaters from this house legend!

Dance Electronic

The electronic music scene is growing up at Bay of Plenty. ‘LIFE Entertainment NZ, one of the best house music & techno event producers around New Zealand is coming to the Mount Maunganui.

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.

Dance Electronic

Proud to present: Switch Off "Disconnecting". This will be the last event of this solar return, what an intense 2018 we lived. We are very grateful for everything we experienced this year.

Dance Funk Soul

Del Pacifico presents Totara Latina! A fiery night of music and dance. Don't miss the biggest Latin Party of the summer, featuring 10 piece band Del Pacifico rocking famous tunes from all over South America.

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!

New School

This summer Soaked Oats are embarking on a 13 stop tour around Aotearoa, spreading their slinky sludge pop across our shores with a mixture of festival appearances and headline shows. The 'Shuggah Doom Tour' coincides with the announcement of a new Soaked Oats’ EP coming in early 2019 with the first single 'Shuggah Doom' set for release in January.

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.

Comedy

The 2nd Annual Mount Comedy fest is back and it has grown! After last year's sell out success, there are now 5 events over 2 venues to choose from....or don't choose and just go to them all.

Pop Rock

Iconic Kiwi rock’n’roll band The Narcs are hitting the summer venues on their ‘Not Over’ Summer Tour. With high-energy drummer Pete (Rooda) Warren of DD Smash onboard, this will be a rocking tour of classic kiwi music and a chance to hear some new tunes including the band’s latest single release ‘Not Over’.

New School

Marlin's Dreaming are heading into the wild of New Zealand over the month of January. Having tasted the sweet sweet touring life last summer for their 'Not That Bad' tour, they simply couldn't wait to get back out there!

New School Rock Dance

HYPNOTIC TRANCE-POP group MY BABY, will be hitting our shores for a nationwide tour between Dec-March! This will be their fourth return after their Prehistoric Rhythm album pre-release tour in 2017.

Dance Electronic

“Disconnecting” is a special time to hit the switch, disconnect in a parallel world and tangle together with positive high-voltage energy.

Rock

This January, Totara Street will be host to a night of epic live tributes to three of the most iconic and influential bands of the 90's. After sold out shows across New Zealand, Lounge Apes (Nirvana) and Funkadelic monks (RHCP) return to the Mount with a third act - Nothingman (a tribute to Pearl Jam).

New School

The Local Safari EP is coming your way, and to celebrate we thought we would go on a not-so-local safari around Australia and New Zealand!

Dance Electronic House

DUELLER SOCIETY Featuring ?
(Guest House DJ/Producer & international DJ)
Peak Summer Vibes!!!

Rock

California psychedelic heavyweights Earthless will return to Australia and New Zealand next February and March in support of their acclaimed 2018 studio album Black Heaven and their new live album From the West.

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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’.