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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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                                     Summer Jazz Intensive[/ca...18 November 2020

Are you a teen who is looking for something to do before Christmas?Jo Rogers has planned a week of Acting for Film and Improvisation for teens.This programme is designed to immerse students in the craft of acting for fil...18 November 2020

TEENS, are you looking for something creative to do once school finishes for the year?This ACTING for FILM and IMPROVISATION is designed to immerse students in the craft of acting for film.Students will experience acting...05 November 2020

Rata Studios is  offering a 1-Week Acting for Film and Improvisation programme for teens.This programme is designed to immerse students in the craft of acting for film. Through in-class instruction and filmed scenes...30 October 2020

In January we are running two intensives for adult  Jazz and Orchestral Musicians.Participants will get to spend a few days with others who share in the love of music and learn from some of NZ's  top orchestral...22 October 2020

Rata Studios Jazz Band

Following on from the great success of the Wellington Late Starters’ Orchestra, we are pleased and excited to be launching the Rata Studios Jazz Band in Term 3 2020!

Following the same principles, the Jazz Band will be non-auditioned and open to adult players of all levels. Music will be arranged and provided for near beginners and to more advanced levels. This would be open to rhythm section players too, so piano, guitar, bass and drums/percussion, as well as all the usual brass and woodwind, are welcome!


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