Welcome to NZPA

New Zealand Performing Arts are proud to be New Zealand’s only Independent Further Education College offering a specialized Musical Theatre training program using Internationally recognized qualifications.


Our tertiary training programme provides the highest quality Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting and Teacher Training to ready students for a career as a professional within the creative arts industries. Whether you want to perform professionally or teach professionally, NZPA has the right course for you.


Our staff are all ex-industry professionals, highly qualified and experienced people with a genuine passion for teaching. Our Alumni are performing all over the world.


We accept restricted numbers each year, ensuring all our students receive the personalised tuition and attention they deserve. Entry is by audition only and applications are welcome throughout the year.  (Please see our Auditions section for more information)