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Welcome to Rātā Studios


Established in January 2013, Rātā 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.

Rātā Studios operates out of the incredible Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre.



latest News

How Rātā Studios will operate under the NEW Alert Level 2?We will be continuing with our programmes as usual, with a few extra safety measures put in place, following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.The plan i...08 September 2021

Do you love stand-up comedy? Think you’re funny?Learn the art of comedy from award-winning professional comedian, Neil Thornton.You don’t need any experience or prepared material. You don’t even need to be a class ...06 September 2021

I believe everyone and anyone can sing. And if you think you can’t, you definitely can!Rosel is a professional singer and teacher with pop, rock, classical and music theatre training (Bachelor of Music, Hons First Clas...30 August 2021

The Rātā community has once again pivoted to online lessons and our tutors have done an amazing job keeping the creativity going. This image shows some members of the Rātā Jazz Band playing music from their bubb...26 August 2021

Coming Home in the Dark, a film written and directed by James Ashcroft, has finally arrived in NZ cinemas.Presented at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, this powerful thriller stars Billy Paratene; a student of Jo Rogers ...12 August 2021

Rātā Studios Jazz Band

Following on from the great success of the Wellington Late Starters’ Orchestra, we are pleased and excited to be launching the Rātā 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 Rātā 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

Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243