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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

The highly anticipated feature film The Changeover is being release in cinemas from next Thursday 28th Sept! Directed by Rata Studios Acting coach and tutor Miranda Harcourt and her husband Stuart McKenzie and starring R...20 September 2017

Design, build, and programme robots using recycled materials and the Hummingbird Robotics Kit.Start the term by creating your own personal drawing robot to take home. Then work together as a team to creatively use motors...11 September 2017

Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose is a comedy  web series on TV3Now. This series is cast almost entirely with Rata Studios actors and it is brilliantly funny!,Check out Series 1 here with Series 2  being launched on the ...06 September 2017

Holidays are coming around fast and it’s a good idea to start booking spaces for holiday courses.Stephanie Woodman’s Art For Kids classes are extremely popular and book out well before the  holidays start.Info a...22 August 2017

It’s time to celebrate the wonderful success of our 5 day acting intensive we ran last April. This video (beautifully filmed and edited by Mike Murphy of Waihora films) is a snapshot into the week we had together and i...08 August 2017

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