Mauao Performing Arts Centre Charitable Trust, was registered with the charities commission on the 8th of August 2012. Registration Number CC48563.

The charitable objectives of the trust are to establish, maintain and manage a facility to be used for the performing arts and music. The facility is to be available to the wider community for workshops, practices, performance, events and education, including guidance and support, to community groups, schools and educational institutes for music and the performing arts.

The premises have been leased at 11 Totara St Mount Maunganui. The trustees have been working hard to cut through all the red tape and get the project moving. The resource consent was granted on the 19th of February 2014 and the building consent was issued on the 14th of March 2014.