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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.



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While everyone else was on holiday, we here at Rata were having a great time on Jo Rogers’ Winter Holiday drama course.Guest tutor Luke Hawker came and spent an afternoon showing us some of the  tricks to creature...25 July 2017

Rata Studios term classes have come to an end. Thanks for your support.If you are interested in Term 3 options, then head along to the website to sign up for the range of courses on offer for kids, teens and adults. Ther...05 July 2017

Believe it all not, it’s time to start planning for the holidays.This July, Rata has 3 options for young people to get involved in creative pursuits.Spaces on these course will fill fast, so get in quickly.Winter Holid...07 June 2017

Believe it or not, it is time to start booking spaces for our popular holiday drama course run by Jo Rogers.Let’s escape into film and theatre and have some fun. This will be an exciting and challenging week. Viewing, ...23 May 2017

During the April holidays young teens from NZ and Australia came to spend a week with Miranda Harcourt and some of NZ’s top acting professionals. Among them was the amazing Alexander Holloway who came down from Aucklan...11 May 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