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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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Join Rata Studios School of Music Tutors and professional Jazz Musicians Makura Tomoana, Oscar Laven, Dexter Stanley-Tauvao and Ruth Armishaw at this FREE evening of Jazz as part of the Wellington Jazz Festival.Thursday ...09 May 2018

Jess Weichler has put together 2 fantastic courses for girls and boys aged 8-12 years.On Tuesdays her Girl Powered Programming course explores the work of some amazing female coders. This course is for boys as well as gi...23 April 2018

This advance notice is any adult musicians who are looking for an opportunity to spend a weekend playing orchestral and Chamber music with others in July.This quote from a past participant sums it all up!“Well prepared...04 April 2018

We are delighted with the number of people who attend Rata every week! This term has seen record numbers in all our drama classes and in particular the Professional level teen acting classes with Miranda Harcourt and oth...20 March 2018

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

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