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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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Take voice lessons with Anna Kostina at Rata Studios in WellingtonTimetable and Enrolment Timing Term 3 2020Start: 8th AugustFinish: 19th Sept(actual times tbc after discussion with Mark Bobb) Location Scots College Crea...04 August 2020

Celebrating the new Rata Jazz Band! This group of musicians from a range of different musical backgrounds met for the first time last week, and this is how they sounded! Amazing!Jake Baxendale leads this group and w...30 July 2020

Jo Rogers is hosting a fantastic course these school holidays for drama and acting enthusiasts ages 12-16! Check it out!Week 1: Exploring Resilience: what does it mean to be daring or to be bold? Explore this topic while...18 June 2020

Course Outline:A Resilient mix of GenresRata Studios is offering the opportunity to work on, experience and investigate a mix of genres in this one week Acting Course.Our theme is ‘A RESILIENT MIX OF GENRE, basically b...09 June 2020

Great news!! We can now get started on our new Jazz Band for adults starting in Term 3.Jake Baxendale is really looking forward to developing this all comers jazz band and we are excited about this new opportunity.Bookin...03 June 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