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The Changeover

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 Rata Studios teen actor Erana James in the lead role. Proud Rata whanau!

Recycled Robots (Robotics)

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, sensors, and LEDs as you make robot creations come to life!We will use a visual programming language to tell our Read more

Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose

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 18th Sept.Written and produced by Amanda Alison and Directed by Paul Yates.  Go Rata teen actors!

Holiday Courses – Update

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 about what she has planned for the holidays is found here:Rata Studios has contracted Therese Eberhard to run 3 days of creativity.Wands Read more

Rata April Intensive

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 it is always such a joy to see these young people flourish in the time they Read more

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: http://ratastudios.co.nz/drama/Music: http://ratastudios.co.nz/music/Creative 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

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