Drama Studio for 7-8 year olds and in School Years 3 and 4

Term 2 2024 open for booking!

Does your child love performing, music, developing characters and having fun?
Our acting classes will give students the space to express their creativity whilst learning stage performance techniques in a supportive and fun environment.

Drama encourages children how to express their feelings, emotions, and creativity whilst also learning the attributes of being a good team member and building social skills. These acting classes will lead the students through imaginative storytelling and character development using fun and contributive exercises.


Timetable and Enrolment


Thursdays with Celia Macdonald
Thursdays: 3.45-4.45pm
Start: 4th May
Finish:  22nd June (9 sessions) 
NB: No Class 16th May due to College Production



Scots College Drama rooms.


Celia Macdonald

Target Market

Students aged 7-8 years old (ie Years 3-4 at school)


(incl GST)

$180 for 9 sessions 


Celia Macdonald

Celia Macdonald graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Music Theatre from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) in 2020. As a Rātā Graduate herself, Celia Macdonald has returned in full circle as a Drama Teacher. Celia joined Rātā as a student in Miranda Harcourt’s Stage and Screen Teen course at the age of 14. While at Rātā, Celia found herself successful in Film and Theatre. In 2015 Celia was cast in short film Goodness Grows Here (Natalie Medlock) with an esteemed NZ cast including Robyn Malcolm. Celia was also cast as Ruby in 2 seasons of TV3’s Web Series Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose (Paul Yates) with multipleRātā alumni such as Erana James, Thomasin McKenzie, and Miranda Harcourt.

Whilst her time at NASDA, some of her theatre credits include Maggie Jones in 42nd Street (Kirsty Allpress), Jessica in Mus

ical Revue of It’s Only Life (Trevor Jones), Robbie in Urinetown (Holly Chappel-Eason), and Danny in Holiday Inn (Russell Dixon).

A highlight of Celia’s career was competing in her first Dance Competition, New Zealand Dance Awards (NZDA) in 2019 and won the “Most Likely to have a Professional Career Special Award”. Then in 2021 Celia directed her first Musical Production of Wizard of Oz Jr. with children aged 5-13yrs.

Celia currently also teaches Dance to toddlers at Leaping Lizards School of Dance and Singing with Spotlight Performing Arts School.



Our Location

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