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Winter Holiday Drama Course

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 movement work. Luke played the part of Krampus and was really inspiring for the young actors who Read more

Rata Studios Term 3 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. There is something for everyone. Check out these links and explore.Drama/Acting: Technology: Read more

Holiday Courses @ Rata Studios

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 Holiday Drama course for 10-13 year olds.Code Camp@ Rata for 7-12 year oldsArt For Kids for 5-12 year olds.

Winter Drama Holiday Course

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, interpreting, experiencing and improvising and plunging into fighting against emerging villains and creating our own on Read more

Professional Level Screen Acting For Young Teens News

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 Auckland’s Pop-Up Globe to work with our teens in stage combat.  An incredible week for this group of young Read more

Presenting and Public Speaking with Paulus Romijin

Do 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 Public Speaking is suitable for teens and adults and will benefit anyone who has to speak to groups as part of their job or responsibilities at school.“Paulus has influenced my Read more

Holiday Magic Course

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 foundational knowledge of magic, some key tricks and an understanding of simple magic principals.This course is designed for Read more


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, Rooney Mara and introducing 5 year old Sunny Pawar.Read here the review of this amazing movie

Hurry spots still available

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 these classes so be quick if you want to work with Jess Weichler.Please click here for further information on our Read more

Film/drama holiday workshop

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, experiencing and improvising various aspects of film and…….. some cool surprises for you including a WETA WORKSHOP Experience!! Enrol now as spaces Read more

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