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Welcome to Rata Studios


Established in January 2013, Rata Studios prides itself on offering specialised professional courses to children and adults in focused areas of drama, music, visual art and creative technologies.

Taught by industry professionals, using state of the art equipment, in world class facilities, and with strong relationships with the industry, we provide inspiring opportunities for our people to access and make a life in the creative and performing arts.

Rata Studios operates out of the incredible Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre.



latest News

Adults Theatresports Classes Have Arrived!!!!Come and join us for a laugh, meet new people and have some fun!Theatresports and Improv is a series of fast-paced, action-packed, competitive games, which combine wit, humou...19 October 2016

Ed is a sought after musician who has been collaborating and touring with  Wellington band Trinity Roots over the past 18 month.He will be here to run a 6 week course in Term 4!Suitable for adults and teens 14 years and...06 September 2016

It’s Spring holiday time and Rata Studios has a great drama course for girls and boys in Years 5-8 at school (9-12 year olds).If your child loves acting then this is for them: Do they love the lime light? Do they love ...23 August 2016

Proudly congratulating all the Rata Studios teen actors who are featuring on TV3 NOW. Check out this cool and crazy series Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose and binge-watch to your heart’s content. ...11 August 2016

Last April, emerging actors from all over NZ  devoted a week to exploring the world of professional acting for teens on stage and screen.Check out this video to see they fun they had!Thanks to the great team we had that...06 July 2016

Winter Performance Block Course

Do you love the lime light? Do you love telling stories and creating characters?

This holiday course allows and challenges students to immerse themselves in imaginative characters and scene development for a stage performance.

A Long Winter’s Night: Our theme for this year’s mid-winter Theatre Performance.


WELLSO (Wellington Late Starters Orchestra)

Started learning an instrument later in life or just coming back and feel like you are starting again? Here is an amazing new opportunity for you to hone your skills alongside others in the same boat.

Designed to be a fun, enjoyable experience tailored as much as possible to your level this programme is perfect for all those late teens to adults (any age) wanting to get out of their rooms and play music with others.


Miranda Harcourt’s Professional Teen Acting

We are  thrilled at the success of the family of teen actors we have created over the short history of RATA Studios. We have had our students cast in TV shows, films, and on the professional stage. Find out how to get involved in this course which is seen as a kick start to many young actors careers.


Our Location

Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243