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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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Paulus RomijinDo you want to improve the way you come across when speaking to an audience or in front of the camera?This course in Presenting and Pu...23 March 2017

Are you looking for a bit of magic these coming holidays?Well look no further, as you will find it right here!Come and spend 3 days learning all about the secrets behind magic and illusions.Students will learn a foundati...08 March 2017

Congratulations to Miranda Harcourt for the incredible work she did as Acting Coach on the film Lion which is up for 6 Academy Awards!Go and see this movie, it’s an amazing true story starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman,...22 February 2017

Rata Studios  drama and acting classes have started strongly with many classes full or with limited spaces available. Next week our Creative Technology classes kick off. There are still a couple of spots left in the...09 February 2017

A film/drama holiday workshop with a twist..Yes it’s Christmas and no school so let’s escape into a feature film and have some fun. This will be an exciting and challenging three days. Viewing, interpreting, experien...11 November 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