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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.



latest News

We are very excited to be offering the opportunity for adults to join our all comers  Jazz Band!Click on the image and read all about it...18 March 2020

Celebrating the amazing New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and how lucky we are to have it based in Wellington. We are also lucky enough to have some of the orchestra’s professional musicians come and work with WELLSO as g...05 March 2020

Our Singcognito choir is a fun time for those who love to sing in a stress free and supportive environment. In fact singing is known to have heaps of health benefits so that’s a good enough reason in itself!Click here ...20 February 2020

Welcome to 2020...23 January 2020

Draw Like an Artist or Write Like an Author.Rata Studios is proud to be hosting 2 fantastic opportunities for budding illustrators and authors, just before school starts again in January 2020.Draw Like an Artist is a cou...02 December 2019

Stage presence workshops with Jenny B

Are you someone who performs on stage in any of these situations?

Lead singer or instrumentalist in a band - Solo musician - Stage actor -  School or sports leader who delivers speeches – business person who is required to address audiences – stand-up comedians?

If you ever fear failure, or lack in self-confidence, and/or get nervous about performing in front of people, then this course will help you work through those issues making you a better performer all round.


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