"Mauao Performing Arts Centre's mission is to provide a fun and educational experience in the performing arts and associated industry fields."

At MauaoPAC we have the space and facilities to cater for tuition and performance in dance, theatre, art, music, and production of these arts.


  • Music academy and teaching studios
  • Arts tuition area
  • Staged theatre space
  • Audio recording and video editing suite
  • TOTARA ST venue - live, licenced performance space
  • Commercial kitchen for event catering

Developing our staff
At MauaoPAC our tutors emphasis is on a fun learning experience while striving for excellence within each student. Our tutors are all professionals in their own right and openly pass on skills, knowledge and tips to their students. Management stay in close contact with staff to ensure new ideas, issues or improvements to the learning environment are met in a timely fashion.

Developing and nurturing our students
MauaoPAC students work towards performing at our end of term student concerts, these are held four times a year at the end of each teaching term. Performances and displays by our students, in-house and within the community is the main angle of learning with the Mauao Performing Arts Centre. Giving students the skill set and confidence to perform live is where the emphasis lies, whilst retaining a fun and supportive learning environment along the way.

TOTARA ST is the events room at the Mauao Performing Arts Centre. Equipped with a Martin Audio P.A system, in-house lighting, two licensed bars, mezzanine floor and great sightlines to the large stage. TOTARA ST is the Bay of Plenty’s premier live music and performance space.

Opening Hours
Office open from 9:30am
Megan onboard in the office Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm - 6pm

Booking a lesson
To make a booking or if you have any enquires please contact

E: admin@mauaopac.co.nz

P: 0800 11 22 41.