Playhouse delivers educational, inspirational, extremely entertaining theatre to over 450 schools across New Zealand and Australia. Each year we write the plays, prepare the actors, make the costumes and set and tour our troupe around the country so that you can have fantastic theatre in your own environment. As well as the performances, we also provide a teaching resource so that schools can easily incorporate the play into their lessons.
Our ‘raison dêtre’
Our formula is to bring the best actors and creative forces in Australia and New Zealand together to create a play that is funny, educational and inspiring – and many schools have told us our shows are the best theatre experience their students have had. To do this we rely on your support. So if you haven’t had us visit yet – why not drop us a line?
Meet the Playhouse team
Owner, Director and head honcho of all things
Writer, Director, Artistic Overseer
Tour Bookings Manager, Schedule Set-er-Up-er
The Touring Troupe of Actors
Location, location, location!
You can find us all across NZ (we do two loops of the country) and also in the Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania. We have historically toured annually from Perth to Brisbane, but it's a lot of driving so we're going to stick around just Victoria and Tasmania for a while!
Founded in Christchurch New Zealand, NZ Playhouse began touring New Zealand in 2009, then expanded into Australia in 2012.
Shakespeare as you write it was a brilliantly created play. The teaching points of iambic pentameter for example, were cleverly acted out. The play was extremely funny and the audience participation was enjoyed by all. A very informative and very funny play.
- Te Atatu Intermediate, Auckland
We love Playhouse performing at our school! This is the 2nd time we have had a performance and have LOVED both times! Staff and students really enjoyed the performance, the actors/actresses were so friendly and answered a myriad of question after question with delight. Thank you so much for the enjoyable performance! We will definitely book in for next year!
- Bayswater South Primary School, Melbourne, Victoria