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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

We would love to see more young musicians join our Youth Orchestra on Saturday afternoons.  This is an orchestra to introduce young musicians (under 13 years) to the fun and skills of playing together without having...12 May 2022

We made it! Thank you to everyone who contributed towards making Rātā a positive place to be during a challenging time. We have some new opportunities for you next term which you can read about below.We hope you a...14 April 2022

Like everyone, Rātā has worked through the challenges that Covid has presented this term and we have completed the term without too much disruption.If you are an existing Rātā participant, you will be invited to rebo...07 April 2022

Here is a great chance for individuals or whānau to get together for some connection through percussion!Lifetime music professional Michael Barker will guide and tutor you to play arrangements of popular tunes arranged ...24 March 2022

About Michael BarkerMusician, Composer, Recording Producer/Engineer and EducatorMichael began playing drums around age 10. As a teen he played with various cover bands in Rotorua until 1985 when he moved to Melbourne Aus...18 March 2022

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