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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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The latest addition to the Rata Studios courses is Intro to Filmmaking for Young Creatives. Here they are learning about green screen filming with acting and film professionals Tess Jamieson-Karaha and Jess Weichler. Can...08 March 2018

...11 December 2017

There is still room in the Rata Studios Makers Holiday course just before Christmas.A great chance to get your kids into “Making” instead of “Buying” this Christmas.Jess Weichler and Therese Eberhard are two high...05 December 2017

Congratulations to Mark Bobb and the musicians from WELLSO, Singcognito and Leigh Jackson’s Jazz Combo group who put on a marvellous concert at St Georges in Seatoun on Monday night.Over 100 friends and family attended...22 November 2017

Holidays are fast approaching and Art For Kids has some great classes to nurture the creativity of your kids!Check out the details and get in touch with Stephanie Woodman if  you want to book a space....08 November 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