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Rātā Studios under the Alert Level 2

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 is to stagger our return to the Studios as follows:Returning Thursday 9th Sept:Drums with Steve Bremner; Theatre Sports Read more

Teen Comedy Workshops

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 clown! Just bring your sense of humour.Together, we will:Find funny ideas and craft them into great jokesBuild your stage presenceOvercome stage frightGet Read more

About Rosel Labone

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 Class, and Bachelor of Arts) who has a real rapport and proven results working with children, teenagers and adults. When Read more

Lockdown life with Rātā

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 bubbles!We have run music lessons and drama classes on Zoom and have loved being able to connect everyone again. Thanks Rātā Read more

Coming Home in the Dark

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 here at Rātā. How exciting!You can watch his incredible performance from today, 12th August or head along to the Read more

Drum lessons with Liam Crawford

I am a musician and drum educator currently based in Wellington. I have been playing drums and keyboards for over 15 years and still everyday am excited by and learning the role music plays in our lives. Growing up I studied under Jared Broughton, went through formal study and examinations and played in my local Read more

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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 jackie@ratastudios.co.nz 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.https://ratastudios.co.nz/wellso-wellington-late-starters-orchestra/wellso-july-weekend-workshops/

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.

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