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Teen Acting Rata 102

Refine your acting technique in this advanced class for teens.We expect a high level of commitment and teens need to email to explain why they want to do this course.Rata 102 offers students who are committed to learning and improving their craft a space to take their acting abilities to the next level.  In Read more

A Winter Weekend of Music

Come and enjoy a weekend of Orchestral and Chamber music making with like-minded adults in the Last week of the July holidays.Our Summer and Winter programmes have been running for 4 years now and have been enjoyed by adult players of all levels from all over New Zealand and Australia.

Welcoming Vaishalee Bhana to the Rātā team

We are delighted to welcome Vaishalee Bhana to the Rātā team. Vaishalee will be working part-time as my assistant. Her friendly and helpful presence will add to the positive and creative environment that Rātā is well known for.Come and say hi to Vai when you are visiting the Studios.Jackie JamesRātā Studios Manager.

Screen Acting Intensive for Teens

During the first week of the school holidays teens from all over NZ arrived here full of expectation and enthusiasm. They spent 5 days working with some of NZ’s top professionals in acting, movement, voice, presence and directing.It was the best Screen Acting Intensive for Teens that we have run and can’t wait to do Read more

Congratulations to Wellington band KITA

Huge congratulations to Nikita Tu-Bryant and Ed Zuccollo and Rick Bryant who are KITA.Ed and Nikita were 2 of the original Rātā tutors who shared their incredible talents with students about 8 years ago!This is their new single PRIVATE LIVES and the music video features 2 Rata actors…. Gina Laverty and Jordan Rivers!Beautiful work everyone.Enjoy

Rata Studios

Rātā Studios is busier than ever and there is a happy buzz of activity here during the afternoons, evenings and weekends.Term 1 is nearly complete and we will be open for Term 2 bookings after Easter. To keep up to date with Rātā events and courses it’s a good idea to register for our eNewsletter Read more

Miranda Harcourt’s Acting for Adults

Hi there! I am Miranda Harcourt, I lead a team of highly skilled tutors and together we run this Professional-level Acting for Adults course. I am thrilled at our success and at the family of actors we have created over the short history of Rātā Studios. We have had actors cast in TV shows, films, Read more

Shooting Stars for 5-6 year olds

Children of a young age will love this drama class that teaches not just the basics of acting, but language and problem-solving skills which boost confidence and creativity.By expressing themselves through games in a fun-filled group setting, children also learn to listen and tell stories that develop their imaginations. This kids’ drama classes are running Read more

Summer Intensives 2021


Summer Jazz and Orchestra Intensives

In January we are running two intensives for adult  Jazz and Orchestral Musicians.Participants will get to spend a few days with others who share in the love of music and learn from some of NZ’s  top orchestral and Jazz musicians.

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